Strategic Planning

Winners of #myusclibraries Orientation Passport Challenge Announced

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To encourage incoming students to explore library spaces across the campus, the USC Libraries recently sponsored a #myusclibraries Orientation Passport challenge in conjunction with USC's Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government. Click through for a list of the four winners.

New Seating, Updated Look, and Other Improvements at Leavey Library

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/10

Summer renovations have added fresh paint and carpeting, more collaborative workspaces, new outdoor seating, and 115 new indoor seats for studying to USC's Leavey Library. The Daily Trojan recently highlighted the renovations, which follow a USG-led student campaign for updates to the university's most-heavily trafficked library.

See the renovations yourself at two special events: a meet-and-greet with Leavey's librarians on Thursday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. to noon; and a tour of the renovations beginning on Friday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. on the library's terrace.

Voices of LGBTQ Pioneers Now Available on USC Digital Library

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/18

Thanks to a generous grant from The GRAMMY Foundation®, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries recently preserved and digitized nearly 200 hours of audio recordings from early LGBTQ activists, researchers, and other pioneers. The recordings are now available via the USC Digital Library. Keep reading for more details about the project and links to the recordings.

Leavey Library Closed August 1-10 for Renovations

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/14

Leavey Library will be closed Friday, August 1, through Sunday, August 10, as workers complete important renovations to the library's public spaces. Click through to learn more about the improvements, and for details about how to request and pick up library materials during the closure.

New Version of Quick Search Offers Improved Results, Additional Search Tools

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/11

A new version of Quick Search that debuts on the USC Libraries homepage Monday, July 14, provides more relevant search results and other upgraded features. Students and other researchers used Quick Search—a powerful service that provides access to the USC Libraries' vast resources through a single search box—more than three million times in 2013. Keep reading to learn more about the new features

Getty Foundation Awards Research Grant for Mundo Meza Exhibition

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/18

The Getty Foundation recently awarded ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries a research grant to develop a retrospective exhibition on the Mexican-American artist Edmundo “Mundo” Meza as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions, LA/LA aims to take a fresh look at vital and vibrant traditions in Latino and Latin America art. Keep reading for more details about the exhibition.

Harman Academy Inducts New Fellows

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/27

On Thursday, May 15, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study inducted 23 new fellows—its largest class yet. Keep reading to learn more about the induction ceremony.

How ‘Trillion$’ Inspired a USC Student’s Internship With the Federal Reserve

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/21

The USC Libraries' exhibition Trillion$: The Awesome Power of the Federal Reserve may have closed this past December, but it's made a lasting impression on at least one USC student. As Allison Engel writes for USC News, Brandon Chang secured an internship with the Federal Reserve after visiting the exhibition in Doheny Library. He will work this summer for the Fed's Board of Governors in Washington, DC. Read Engel's article to learn more about Chang's story. 

2014 Wall of Scholars Honorees Etched into USC History

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/16

A ceremony in Leavey Library on Thursday, May 14, honored 67 exceptional students whose names will soon be etched in glass on the Wall of Scholars in the library’s Weingart Reading Room.

Newly Processed Collections at ONE Archives

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/29

Researchers can now access thousands of historical records and photographs from previously untouched collections thanks to a recent NHPRC grant to the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Newly processed collections include the records of the Christopher Street West LGBTQ pride organization, the photographs of Miles Everitt, who strongly influenced the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, and photographs, invitations, and other materials from the 2006 wedding of Melissa Lopez and Teresa Wang. Keep reading for photographs and more project updates.