Thanks to all the work of the T1 and T2 Essential Library task forces—chaired by Deb Holmes-Wong—and the home page implementation team, the beta version of the new libraries home page is now live. We encourage you to visit the page and give your feedback about the new design.
VKC Library head Robert Labaree taught three library instruction sessions for the SummerTIME Program at USC, which helps graduating LAUSD high school students from low-income neighborhoods learn research and writing skills that will enable them to succeed at USC and other four-year colleges and universities.
Now you can find geography resources (call numbers G-GE) at the VKC Library for International and Public Affairs. This complements the library's substantial collection of urban and regional planning materials. The materials were recently moved from Doheny Library based on the recommendation of the strategic planning task force subcommittee responsible for allocating collection space in the VKC Library.
The EDGE-SBE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences) program builds mentoring relationships between faculty and second-year doctoral students from under-represented groups. Instruction Coordinator Avril Cunningham helped with the programming this year, conducting a well-received 1.5 hour seminar about research methods and finding relevant sources for dissertation literature reviews.
USC Libraries Instruction Coordinator Avril Cunningham worked with Dr. Raquel Torres-Retana, Assistant Dean and Director for USC's Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards (SJACS) to distribute the USC Libraries Academic Integrity tutorial with SJACS annual letter to faculty about academic integrity standards at USC. This collaborative outreach effort will reach over 3,200 USC faculty, enabling them to use our Academic Integrity tutorial for teaching correct citation methods and discouraging plagiarism.