Thanks to a generous grant from The GRAMMY Foundation®, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries recently preserved and digitized nearly 200 hours of audio recordings from early LGBTQ activists, researchers, and other pioneers. The recordings are now available via the USC Digital Library. Keep reading for more details about the project and links to the recordings.
Leavey Library will be closed Friday, August 1, through Sunday, August 10, as workers complete important renovations to the library's public spaces. Click through to learn more about the improvements, and for details about how to request and pick up library materials during the closure.
A new version of Quick Search that debuts on the USC Libraries homepage Monday, July 14, provides more relevant search results and other upgraded features. Students and other researchers used Quick Search—a powerful service that provides access to the USC Libraries' vast resources through a single search box—more than three million times in 2013. Keep reading to learn more about the new features
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has honored the USC Libraries' Shahla Bahavar as its Member of the Week. In a profile on the ACRL Insider blog, Bahavar—a director within the USC Libraries' public services division and head of USC's Science & Engineering Library—described librarianship as "all about passion: passion to help, passion to serve, passion to teach, passion to give." Keep reading to learn more about Bahavar.
There will be no elevator access to the VKC Library June 23 to August 15 as the elevator systems are modernized. During this time, USC students, faculty, and staff with disabilities may page materials from VKC Library. Books will be delivered to Leavey Library's front desk. Journal articles will be scanned and emailed. To request materials from the VKC Library, visit the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery page and include "No access to VKC Library" in the Notes field when making your request.
The Getty Foundation recently awarded ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries a research grant to develop a retrospective exhibition on the Mexican-American artist Edmundo “Mundo” Meza as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions, LA/LA aims to take a fresh look at vital and vibrant traditions in Latino and Latin America art. Keep reading for more details about the exhibition.
On April 17, 2014, the USC Libraries and USC Visions and Voices presented Wonderland Unbound, a massive multimedia installation that celebrated the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, and rare materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections came alive on the facade of Doheny Library through the magic of projection mapping and digital animation.
Beginning Monday, June 9, 2014, the lower level of Leavey Library (the level beneath the first floor) will be closed for renovations. The closure includes the Lower Commons computing facility, but the Upper Commons on the library's second floor will remain open.
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, KFWB is re-airing historic recordings of its news coverage that day, which were recently discovered in the USC Libraries' Allan Hancock Foundation Collection. Unheard since their original broadcast, the recordings were restored and digitized with generous support from USC alumnus Ken Hayashida. Listen live to KFWB 980 or KNX 1070 on Friday, June 6 (two long features will be repeated throughout the day), or find the recordings here on the KFWB website.
On Thursday, May 15, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study inducted 23 new fellows—its largest class yet. Keep reading to learn more about the induction ceremony.