USC Libraries Celebrate Earth Day

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sustain_100In honor of Earth Day, the libraries are participating in USC's sustainability efforts. To help you learn more about environmental issues, we present a selection of resources at the libraries, the university, and beyond.

Pre-Columbian Codices Featured in USC Chronicle

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kingsborough2_-_codice_100As part of its "From the USC Libraries" series, the Chronicle featured Lord Kingsborough's Antiquities of Mexico (1831), a series of rare volumes from the collections of the Boeckmann Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies. Believing the people of Central America were among the Lost Tribes of Israel, Kingsborough reproduced many important Mayan, Mixtec, and Aztec codices.

Crocker Business Library Assists with Marshall Pacific Rim Education Program

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prime_100Kim Esser, John Juricek, Ed Tinoco recently led three instructional sessions as part of PRIME, which sends teams of Marshall students to work with companies in Brazil, China, Japan, and countries across the Pacific Rim.

Scripter Emcee Jamie Lee Curtis Helps the ALA Celebrate National Library Week

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jlc_100The American Library Association declared this past week National Library Week. Actress and bestselling children's author Jamie Lee Curtis served as the honorary chair of National Library Week.

USC Librarian to Represent the Music Library Association at the ALA

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Stephanie Bonjack, head of USC's Music Library, was appointed the MLA's representative to the American Libraries Association. Her duties begin at the ALA's mid-winter 2010 meeting in Boston.

Extended Library Hours for Final Exams

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Starting on May 4, many USC Libraries locations will be open for extended hours to help you study for your final exams. Visit the library hours page for details about Doheny, Leavey, Science and Engineering, and other locations on the University Park campus.

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Cinematic Cervantes Event on April 24

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cinematic_cervantes_100Watch a screening of Lost in La Mancha (2002) and the announcement of the student winners of the Cinematic Cervantes short video contest on April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Norris Cinema Theatre. The events are part of the Visions and Voices event, Cinematic Cervantes: Adapting Don Quixote to the Screen. In conjunction, the USC Libraries exhibition, When Windmills Are Giants: The Novel Adventures of Don Quixote, runs through May 16.

Science Librarian to Join Advisory Group for Begell House

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Jean Crampon accepted an invitation to join the librarians’ advisory group for the Begell House publishing company, which offers a wide range of science and engineering journals and books in both print and electronic formats.

USC Librarians Explore Improv Exercises in Teaching

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/09

Susan Gardner, Nikki Julian, Felicia Palsson, and Norah Xiao led a panel session titled Whose Line Is It: The Business of Improvisation Applied to Library Instruction at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in March. The four have experimented with using improv techniques in their instructional sessions for USC students.

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Read 19th Century Latin American Newspapers Online

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inset-latinamnp-readex_100Members of the USC community can now read 19th and early 20th century papers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. The World Newspaper Archive plans to add historically significant newspapers from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Eastern and Central Europe.