How to Watch, Comment on 26th-Annual Scripter Award Ceremony

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On Saturday, February 8, Doheny Library hosts the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony. Beginning at 7:20 p.m., watch a live webcast on the Scripter website. Join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #USCScripter, and if you're at the ceremony, share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #USCScripter.

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‘Variety’ Features Scripter Award and Libraries’ Role in the Art of Adaptation

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Variety recently featured the USC Libraries Scripter Award, emphasizing the annual honor's emphasis on the art of adaptation. In her story, Maane Khatchatourian quotes USC Libraries Dean Catherine Quinlan and film critic Leonard Maltin, a longtime member of award's selection committee. The USC Libraries present the 26th-annual Scripter Award this Saturday, February 8 at a black-tie ceremony in Doheny Library. Keep reading to learn more about the Variety article.

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Student Workers Reflect: Civil War Letters Collection

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Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Here on Libwire, we're sharing occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through to read USC undergraduate Lisa Ebiner Gavit's reflections on the June and Gilbert Krueger collection of Civil War letters.

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GRAMMY Foundation Helps to Preserve Voices of Early LGBTQ Activists

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/03

Thanks to a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation, the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries have digitized a number of early recordings of LGBTQ activists from the 1950s and 1960s. Many are now available via the USC Digital Library. Keep reading for a recording of pioneering psychiatrist Blanche Baker speaking at the ONE Inc. Midwinter Institute in 1955. Baker broke with her colleagues in American Psychiatry Association who considered homosexuality to be a mental illness until 1973.

Robert Towne Honored With USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award

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The Friends of the USC Libraries have selected Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Towne as the 2014 USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award honoree. The USC Libraries will present the award to Towne at the 26th-annual Scripter Award ceremony on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Keep reading to learn more about Towne's honor.

Student Workers Reflect: The Schnurmann Family Papers

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24

Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Here on Libwire, we're sharing occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through to read USC undergraduate Lisa Ebiner Gavit's reflections on the Schnurmann Family Papers collection.

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Librarian Ruth Wallach Discusses Miracle Mile History With Writer Greg Goldin

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21

Librarian Ruth Wallach discusses the history and architecture of Los Angeles' Miracle Mile district—the subject of Wallach's new book—in a new series of videos produced by the Miracle Mile Residential Association. The three-part series features Wallach, head of USC's Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library, in conversation with Greg Goldin, the noted architecture critic who recently co-curated Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design Museum. Click through to watch the videos.

‘The Public Historian’ Highlights Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

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An article in the November 2013 issue of The Public Historian profiles the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, an annual event hosted by the USC Libraries and organized by L.A. as Subject. Part of a special issue devoted to representations of Los Angeles history, the article explains the purpose of the bazaar and recounts how the event is produced each year. Keep reading to learn more about the article, titled "Report from the Field: The Los Angeles Archives Bazaar," or download a PDF copy from JSTOR. 

Society of California Archivists Newsletter Highlights Freshmen Orientation Workshops

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Writing in the Winter 2014 edition of Society of California Archivists Newsletter, USC librarians Elizabeth Namei and Michaela Ullmann profile "a unique collaboration" that incorporated materials from the libraries' Special Collections into orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Held in fall 2013, the sessions introduced the wealth of library services and collections available to the students. They also included a "petting zoo" portion during which students could see rare books and other library materials up close. Click through for the full text of Namei's and Ullmann's article.

Research Award Recognizes Undergraduate Use of Primary Sources (Deadline: Jan. 21)

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The USC Libraries are accepting submissions for the USC Libraries Primary Sources Research Award through Tuesday, January 21. Designed to encourage the use of primary source materials from library collections, the award recognizes excellence in an undergraduate USC student paper written as coursework during the 2013 calendar year. An award reception on April 24 will honor the author of the winning paper, who will receive a $500 prize, and the author of the honorable mention, who will receive a $200 prize. For full rules and guidelines, please see this LibGuide.