On Tuesday, May 24, Jade Winn of the USC Libraries will present a live webinar on the library services available to USC's distance learners. The online instruction session, designed for new MSW@USC students earning their degrees through the School of Social Work's Virtual Academic Center, begins at 12:00 noon and is accessible here through Adobe Connect. The webinar is part of a pilot series of online seminars about library services organized by Winn, head of education and social work library services, and Nancy Silver, the libraries' director of information technology.
This twelfth installment in a series exploring the many USC Libraries locations looks inside the Social Work Information Center, which provides on-site research assistance and access to electronic resources to the students, staff, and faculty of the USC School of Social Work.
More than one hundred finding aids for the USC Libraries' archival collections are now available online. These finding aids, which provide basic information about the collections as well as detailed inventories of the collections' contents, help researchers discover the riches of the libraries' archival collections. Keep reading for a list of available finding aids, organized by subject area.
The USC Libraries' Catherine G. Stern Collection was featured in a recent USC News article about Catherine G. "Kate" Stern, a leading activist since the 1950s for improved human relations and civil rights in Los Angeles. Stern passed away September 23 at the age of 100. Keep reading to learn more about the Catherine G. Stern Collection, which preserves Sterns' record as an activist.
The USC Libraries recently partnered with the USC School of Social Work to publish a collection of ten research papers by social work graduate students, as Karen Bowman reports for the USC News Web site. Representatives from the libraries and the school traveled to China's Fujian province in April to present the book to the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) Conference. Then on May 7, the students were recognized at the School of Social Work's Dean's Recognition Ceremony. Keep reading for Karen Bowman's article, which has more on the published student authors and the stories behind their papers.
In April, USC became the first North American university to participate in the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) program when the USC Libraries and USC School of Social Work presented a collection of student research papers at the 2010 OAPS Conference. USC was joined at the conference, held at Xiamen University in China's Fujian province, by prestigious universities from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, and Thailand. Keep reading for photos from the conference and a downloadable book containing the students' papers.
The USC Libraries and USC School of Social Work will present research papers by social work graduate students at the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) conference at Xiamen University in Southern China on Monday, April 26. This makes USC the first U.S. university to participate in the OAPS program, which was launched in 2005 by Professor Steve Ching, university librarian at the City University of Hong Kong. This year, USC will join 11 prestigious universities from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand at the annual conference. Keep reading for a first look at the 10 essays by students from the USC School of Social Work selected for the university's inaugural contribution to OAPS.
The USC Libraries subscribe to the Credo Reference e-resource, which recently added a wealth of new titles, including Dictionary of Policing, Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment, and the Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. Keep reading for a complete list of new titles and more information about the featured espionage resource. Credo also added titles in political science, medicine, and more.
Map population, demographic and market data quickly using the new USC Libraries e-resource SimplyMap. To get started, access SimplyMap from our databases page.