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.
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has honored the USC Libraries' Shahla Bahavar as its Member of the Week. In a profile on the ACRL Insider blog, Bahavar—a director within the USC Libraries' public services division and head of USC's Science & Engineering Library—described librarianship as "all about passion: passion to help, passion to serve, passion to teach, passion to give." Keep reading to learn more about Bahavar.
There will be no elevator access to the VKC Library June 23 to August 15 as the elevator systems are modernized. During this time, USC students, faculty, and staff with disabilities may page materials from VKC Library. Books will be delivered to Leavey Library's front desk. Journal articles will be scanned and emailed. To request materials from the VKC Library, visit the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery page and include "No access to VKC Library" in the Notes field when making your request.
On April 17, 2014, the USC Libraries and USC Visions and Voices presented Wonderland Unbound, a massive multimedia installation that celebrated the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, and rare materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections came alive on the facade of Doheny Library through the magic of projection mapping and digital animation.
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.
Two undergraduate students utilizing testimonies from the USC Shoah Visual History Archive earned the top prizes for papers submitted to the first-annual USC Libraries Research Award competition, which encourages the use of primary source materials in student research.
International Relations major Nitya Ramanathan took the first prize with her paper entitled How Do We Put Ourselves Back Together? An Analytical Comparison between Transitional Justice in Rwanda and South Africa. History major Diem-Tran Nguyen took second place with The Paradoxical Treatment of Male Homosexual Prisoners During the Holocaust. Both papers were submitted as part of Professor Wolf Gruner's course.
A new exhibit on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library utilizes the libraries’ Arthur Mansback papers to highlight the upcoming centennial of the “War to End All Wars.” The Mansback papers form part of the Military Archival Collections in Special Collections, and consist of letters, postcards, telegrams, photographs, training materials, and printed ephemera written and collected by Private Mansback on his tour in France during the second half of 1918 with the 143rd Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. Mansback was one of 4 million American soldiers sent to fight overseas.
A new exhibit in Doheny Library explores the story of the half-million Jewish soldiers who fought for the Soviet military against Nazi Germany during World War II. Presented in collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation and curated by the Blavatnik Archive Foundation, Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army During World War II opens this Thursday, April 24, on Doheny Library's first floor. A panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. in the Friends Lecture Hall (DML 240) will precede the opening reception at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of Doheny Library. RSVP to Kia Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, April 17, the facade of USC's Doheny Memorial Library will be transformed for Wonderland Unbound, a special Visions & Voices event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, and rare materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections will come alive through the magic of projection mapping and digital animation. Watch this brief preview (no sound), and then RVSP online. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. in front of Doheny Library.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, graduate students from North American universities will receive financial support to attend the USC Summer Kambun Workshop in the USC East Asian Library from July 14-August 8, 2014. Keep reading for more details about this year's workshop.