Season’s Greetings from USC Libraries

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For this year's holiday greeting, Dean Quinlan invited multimedia artist and USC alumnus Dom Soo, BA '11, to interpret—in 60 seconds of video—a year's worth of discovery at the USC Libraries.

Dom's video embodies the results of his creative engagement with our Trojan libraries.

Happy holidays.

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Research Award Honors Excellent Use of Primary Sources in Student Coursework (Deadline: Jan. 20)

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/09

The USC Libraries are accepting submissions for the USC Libraries Primary Sources Research Award through Tuesday, January 20. Designed to encourage the use of primary source materials from library collections, the award recognizes excellence in USC student papers and essays written as coursework during the 2014 calendar year. There are four prizes: $1,000 for the first-place graduate student submission and $400 for the second-place entry; and $500 for the first place undergraduate submission and $200 for the second-place entry. Winners will be announced at an award reception on April 7. For full rules and guidelines, please refer to this LibGuide.

New Exhibition Asks: ‘What Makes a Monster?’

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/18

Monsters take many forms, from vampires to serial killers and from viruses to black holes. A new USC Libraries exhibition asks, What Makes a Monster?, through one central exhibition in Doheny Library's first-floor Treasure Room and satellite exhibitions in four other library locations. After visiting the central exhibition in Doheny Library, explore the meaning of monsters across the academic disciplines at the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts, Norris Medical, Science and Engineering, and VKC libraries. What Makes a Monster? is on display through May 31, 2015.

Short Films Profile the ‘Monomaniacs’ of L.A. as Subject

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/28

What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? A new series of short documentary films profiles four L.A. as Subject collectors who have obsessively focused on a narrow slice of Southern California history. Produced by the USC Libraries with generous support from Cal Humanities, Monomania L.A. is directed by Joris Debeij and hosted by David Kipen, who also serves as humanities advisor. The first three films were introduced at the October 25 Archives Bazaar (the fourth is currently in production) and the entire series will air later this year on public television station KCET. In the meantime, you can watch the videos online on the L.A. as Subject website.

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ACRL Honors Interdisciplinary GIS Library Fellow Andy Rutkowski as Member of the Week

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/27
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has honored the USC Libraries' Andy Rutkowski as its Member of the Week. Rutkowski has been the Interdisciplinary GIS Library Fellow since September 2013. Keep reading to learn more about Rutkowski and the honor.
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Los Angeles Archives Bazaar Returns to Doheny Library Oct. 25

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/22

USC's Doheny Memorial Library hosts the 9th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar this Saturday, October 25. As in past years, some 80 libraries, museums, official archives, private collectors, and other L.A. as Subject members are expected to participate, exhibiting rare materials from their collections. The event, organized by L.A. as Subject and presented by the USC Libraries, runs from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For details and programming highlights, please visit the L.A. as Subject website or download this PDF poster.

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New Exhibition on George Hurrell and ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood Glamour’

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/06

Discover the photography of George Hurrell—the legendary photographer who both captured and crafted the classic look associated with Hollywood glamour—in a new exhibition on the ground floor of USC Doheny Memorial Library. Open through December 19, George Hurrell and the Golden Age of Hollywood Glamour features photographic prints selected by historian Mark A. Vieira, author of George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925–1992. Keep reading to learn about the opening reception, which the USC Libraries host on Thursday, October 9.

Macro-mini, Micro-mini and Ultra-micro Sized Literature on Display in Special Collections

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/19

One might have to look especially close to view a new exhibit on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library. Stephanie Cipres, Mario Machorro, and Darlyn Zenteno Aguilar—students working in the Libraries' Special Collections department–have selected for display a number of small items that can comfortably fit in the palm of your hand.

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Winners of #myusclibraries Orientation Passport Challenge Announced

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/15

To encourage incoming students to explore library spaces across the campus, the USC Libraries recently sponsored a #myusclibraries Orientation Passport challenge in conjunction with USC's Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government. Click through for a list of the four winners.

New Seating, Updated Look, and Other Improvements at Leavey Library

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Summer renovations have added fresh paint and carpeting, more collaborative workspaces, new outdoor seating, and 115 new indoor seats for studying to USC's Leavey Library. The Daily Trojan recently highlighted the renovations, which follow a USG-led student campaign for updates to the university's most-heavily trafficked library.

See the renovations yourself at two special events: a meet-and-greet with Leavey's librarians on Thursday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. to noon; and a tour of the renovations beginning on Friday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. on the library's terrace.