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.
Members 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.
The USC Libraries present a virtual exhibition of past Wonderland Award submissions. The online exhibition runs in conjunction with Callooh! Callay! A Brillig Look at the USC Libraries Wonderland Award in Doheny Library through May 16.
Read film critic and USC professor Leonard Maltin's blog post about the opening of The Barrymores: Hollywood’s First Family and see his photos of rare items from the exhibition. The exhibition runs through July 31 in the David L. Wolper Center in Doheny Library.
We had a record 57 entries for this year's USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Stop by the 5th-annual awards ceremony on April 21 in Doheny Library to see the creative efforts of USC students and find out who won top honors this year.
There was a great turnout of students, faculty, and guests from the greater L.A. area for the March 30 Visions and Voices event in Doheny, featuring panelists Theresa Chavez, Aaron Paley, USC professor George Sanchez, and D.J. Waldie.
Each month, the USC Libraries provide an updated list of recently acquired books. Our latest acquisitions include titles in Asian studies, astronomy, internal medicine, numismatics, physics, the visual arts, and more. You can view this month's list from the HOMER catalog page, search for specific titles, and browse by subject area.
Susan King profiled The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family, the exhibition running through July 31 in the David L. Wolper Center in Doheny Library. Her article appears in today's Los Angeles Times.
Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she speculates about why Smithson left his fortune to the government of a country he never visited.
Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she describes Smithson's rise in London scientific circles and voyage of discovery to the Hebrides islands west of Scotland.