Trillion$: The Awesome Power of the Federal Reserve is now on display in Doheny Memorial Library's first-floor Treasure Room. Presented by the USC Libraries and the United States Federal Reserve, the new exhibition commemorates the Fed's centennial through rare books, photographs, currency, and other artifacts. Stop by Doheny Library by December 15 to see Trillion$, and don't miss this research guide prepared by co-curator Anne-Marie Gregg.
A new USC Libraries exhibition commemorates the centennial of the United States Federal Reserve. Trillion$: The Awesome Power of the Federal Reserve opens Friday, September 27 in Doheny Library's first floor Treasure Room. Presented by the USC Libraries and the Federal Reserve, the exhibition explores the one-hundred year history of an institution that continues to inspire spirited debate through rare books, photographs, currency, and other artifacts.
The USC Libraries host an opening reception for Trillion$ from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Doheny Library. Featured speakers include USC Libraries Dean Catherine Quinlan; Roger W. Replogle, Fed Senior Vice President and Los Angeles Branch Manager; Deborah Awai, Fed Group Vice President and Los Angeles Branch Assistant Manager; and Fed Historian Gary Richardson. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.
Never Built: Los Angeles curators Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell will be the featured speakers at the September 24 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon. The Architecture and Design Museum exhibition and its companion publication explore bold but never-realized visions for Los Angeles. Admission includes lunch and parking and costs $50 for Friends of the USC Libraries members and $65 for non-members. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. Goldin's and Lubbell's lecture, which starts at 1:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.
The USC Libraries now offer expanded document delivery service for USC undergraduate students. Click through for details on the expanded offerings.
RefWorks is an online research-management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, organize, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Keep reading to learn how to join in on a 60-minute RefWorks webinar, conducted by training specialist Jason High.
This week, the Legatum Institute and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study at the USC Libraries present Weimar Exiles in Los Angeles: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in a New Cultural Frontier. The three-day symposium explores the legacy of German artists and intellectuals who fled Europe for the sanctuary of Los Angeles in the years before and during World War II. Twenty core participants, selected through a competitive process open to students and accomplished young professionals, will explore issues of liberty and responsibility, creativity and commerce through the lens of history, focusing on the experiences of filmmaker Billy Wilder, author Thomas Mann, and composer Arnold Schoenberg. Weimar Exiles in Los Angeles takes place August 28-30 on the USC University Park Campus and at Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades. Keep reading to learn more about the symposium.
The University of Southern California Libraries have become the first library in California to partner with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a content hub. USC has contributed more than 250,000 items from the USC Digital Library to the DPLA, including photographs, text documents, moving images, and digital audio, all of which are now accessible to the DPLA’s global audience of scholars, students, and public researchers. Keep reading to learn more about the new collaboration.
The USC Libraries are seeking incoming freshmen to serve as ambassadors to their respective residence halls. Library ambassadors develop leadership skills and promote the USC Libraries to the university's undergraduate community while earning a stipend. The application deadline is August 26, 2013. Refer to this LibGuide or contact Jade Winn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more more information about the program and application process.
USC students, faculty, and staff now enjoy access to a wealth of new Spanish-language materials for their research and classwork. Between now and June 2014, the USC Libraries are expanding and diversifying their Spanish-language e-book holdings and are seeking selections and input from the USC community. During that time, the complete Digitalia Hispanica collection of more than 8,000 e-books and e-journals is available to the USC community through the USC Libraries’ website. Keep reading to learn more about Digitalia Hispanica and the selection process.
“Author Author,” a new exhibition in Doheny Library, features the work of Michael Childers, who has photographed a wide range of artists over the course of his career. On display are intimate portraits of such well-known writers as Ray Bradbury, Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Arianna Huffington, Groucho Marx, and many others. Keep reading to learn more about the exhibition and its July 11 opening reception.