From Saturday, May 4, through Tuesday, May 14, several USC Libraries locations will be open for extended hours to serve students studying for their final exams. Leavey Library will remain open for 24 hours, while Doheny Memorial Library and the Science and Engineering Library will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the following morning. After the exam period, several libraries will be open for reduced hours as commencement activities take place. Please check the Library Hours page for the most current information. Click "View Exceptions" for exam period and commencement hours.
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives recently processed 59 collections as part of a project that received a $133,577 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The project includes many diverse collections that document the beginnings of the LGBT civil rights movement in the United States and the daily lives of prominent artists, activists, and writers. The newly processed collections include photographs dating to 1850 and the records of organizations such as the Lambda Literary Foundation and LGBT running clubs. Another highlight is the papers of intersex activist Lynn Edward Harris. Keep reading for a complete list of the newly processed collections.
The USC Chronicle printed USC graduate student Andrew Woodham's Wonderland Award-winning crossword puzzle, "A Reflection on Lewis Carroll," in its April 22, 2013, issue. Find the puzzle on page 8, or download this PDF and try to solve it yourself. The solution will appear in next week's issue of the Chronicle and here on Libwire.
In an instant, Doheny Library's Nazarian Pavilion courtyard became the scene today of the first in a series of live, pop-up plays staged by the USC Libraries and USC School of Dramatic Arts Professor Oliver Mayer. Directed by USC School of Dramatic Arts graduate Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, the performance featured USC student actors and captured the essential role of libraries in creative and intellectual discovery. Guest star David Zayas (also known by television viewers as Sgt. Angel Batista) played himself, touting the wealth of resources available at the USC Libraries. "Aren't you on TV," a student actor asked him in the flash play. "Aren't you on Dexter?" Click through for photos from the flash play.
USC graduate student Andrew Woodham took first prize in the ninth-annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award competition for “A Reflection on Lewis Carroll.” Judges chose the 3-foot by 4-foot 64-word crossword puzzle from a field of 42 imaginative submissions by students from USC and other participating institutions. Woodham, a Ph.D. candidate at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, accepted the award at a ceremony in Doheny Memorial Library on Friday, April 5. His win marks the first time in Wonderland history that one student has earned the top prize in two consecutive years. Keep reading to learn more about Wonderland Award and the April 5 ceremony.