The South Korean government recently honored Joy Kim of the USC Libraries with its National Medal of Merit for her work with USC’s Korean Heritage Library. Keep reading to learn more about Kim and her award.
Faculty and Staff News
Charles Ray Ritcheson, USC University Librarian Emeritus and Colin Rhys Lovell Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus died December 8 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 86. Keep reading to learn more about Ritcheson's life.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed Eduardo Tinoco, associate dean of public services for the USC Libraries, to the Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners. As a member of the five-person board, Tinoco now helps oversee the Los Angeles Public Library system, which serves Los Angeles through its historic Central Library and 72 branch locations across the city. Keep reading to learn more about Tinoco and his new appointment.
Science & Engineering librarian Najwa Hanel was one of three USC faculty members to earn the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Service Award. The USC Academic Senate presented the award at the University Club on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Keep reading to learn more about Hanel and the award.
The Sacramento Bee's Capitol Alert blog and the USC News website recently featured comments by Dean Catherine Quinlan of the USC Libraries on a poll about Californians' reading habits. Keep reading for Quinlan's quote and to learn more about the poll, which was sponsored by the USC Dornsife College and the Los Angeles Times.
Entrepreneur and USC professor of polymathy Sidney Harman passed away on April 12 at the age of 92. Harman—USC Presidential Professor, Isaias Hellman Professor of Polymathy, and Chairman of Newsweek—was the founding chairman of the USC Academy for Polymathic Study. Please read this article on the USC News website to learn more about Harman's life and his accomplishments at USC.
Librarian Jade Winn is co-chairing the dissertation committee for a USC Rossier School of Education doctoral candidate. Winn, who is Head of Social Work and Education Library Services for the USC Libraries, serves on the committee for Ed.D. candidate P. J. Woolston. Keep reading to learn more about Winn's participation on the dissertation committee.
USC Libraries Associate Dean Sara Tompson and her collaborator, Lorri Zipperer, have contributed a chapter to a new book, Best Practices for Corporate Libraries. The chapter, titled "Systems Thinking for Success", provides an overview of the application of systems thinking approaches to demonstrate the value of librarians and libraries. Tompson and Zipperer supplement their overview with loop diagrams and model reference desk scenarios. The book was published this month by Libraries Unlimited/ABC-Clio.
Business librarian John Juricek recently returned from a one-week trip to Shanghai, where he accompanied a group of 72 USC Marshall M.B.A. students as they met with several multinational companies operating in the city. Keep reading to learn more about the trip and for photos, which appear after the jump.
Librarian Ed Tinoco of USC's Crocker Business Library was the featured guest at a March 18 meeting of USC advancement officers, where he provided an overview of the USC Libraries' extensive collection of business-related resources.
In a 90 minute presentation, Tinoco showed the officers how to navigate both company-specific and industry-specific databases to find information on potential research sponsors and corporate partners. He also discussed how the assembled officers could access electronic journals and other publications through the USC Libraries to stay current with industry trends.