Microlibraries in the Everywhere Part I: Create a Tiny Library

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Friday, March 25, 2016
When: 4:00pm
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 25.

    Join us on an innovative walking tour to help create future microlibraries on the USC campus.

    What are the moral and ethical dimensions of free access to knowledge? How can the design of a space shape the experience of interacting with information? When access to information is mediated by technology, corporate interests, government policies, and the limitations of physical space and media, what mechanisms remain for a student, or any engaged person, to determine the truth?

    Microlibraries in the Everywhere will explore these questions with an exhibition of ten unique microlibraries created collaboratively by USC professor of architecture Lee Olvera, students in the USC Master of Management in Library and Information Science Program, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study—and perhaps you. The microlibraries will contain unique and freely available collections of books and other materials, functioning as pieces of public art, vessels of information, and sites of curated knowledge that interact with historic and present communities of inquiry across campus.

    USC students will participate in shaping these future microlibraries by helping to craft their appearance, thematic focus, and contents. Professor Lee Olvera of the USC School of Architecture and Los Angeles–based curators or creators of microlibraries will guide the walking tour of future microlibrary sites.

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