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.
The libraries have recently announced operating hours for the fall semester. Also, we're extending reference services at Doheny Library until 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Leavey Library will now offer reference services until 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and reference desks will now be staffed on Sundays. See our hours page for details.
Larry Harnisch at the Daily Mirror blog shared an intriguing post about the Rev. George L. Cole of Los Angeles, who "tells amazing stories of a weird, ancient culture that flourished in the cliffs of New Mexico. A race of people 7 feet tall (this grew to 8 feet in later stories) with curious teeth who worshiped the sun and considered the turkey to be a sacred animal." Harnisch also shares a photograph from our Digital Library of some pottery Cole used to support his hypothesis.