Trojan Family Weekend at the USC Libraries

October 11, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

     

    Inside Leavey Library Guided Tour 

    1:00 - 1:50 pm

    Leavey Library (LVL), Lobby

    The library of choice for most undergraduates, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library is open 24/7 and bustling into the wee hours. Built for collaboration, no one says "sshh" here, and snacking is encouraged. This guided tour takes visitors through Leavey Library's state-of-the-art learning environment, its sizeable print and electronic collections, and the Ahmanson Information Commons, where students can "check out" a laptop, high-resolution SLR camera or digital audio recorder. Computing consultants are on hand around the clock. Leavey Library's tech-enhanced spaces support multimedia production and viewing, presentations, videoconferencing, film screenings, and, of course, teaching and learning.

     

    Doheny Memorial Library Guided Tour

    3:00 - 3:50 pm 

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Lobby

    Step inside the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and find yourself in the academic heart of the university and one of its most beautiful buildings inside and out. A Los Angeles landmark since it opened in 1932, this graceful brick-and-limestone edifice — designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Samuel Lunden — is a monument to intellectual life and public art. It is considered USC’s architectural crown jewel. Librarian and author Ruth Wallachs and university archivist Claude Zachary will lead a guided tour through the library’s grand rotunda featuring stained glass windows, several magnificent reading rooms, its labyrinthine stacks, handsome card catalog room and curated exhibition spaces.

     

    USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study: Polymathic Pizza 

    5:00 - 6:30 pm 

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 241

    Experience the Sidney Harman Academy’s popular discussion series, where faculty and students take a “polymathic” (integrated-interdisciplinary) approach to problem-solving and innovation across disciplinary divides and enjoy some pizza. The cornerstone of Harman Academy programming brings together students from across the campus for a conversation on a central theme in the areas of technology, art and philosophy, followed by thought-provoking discussion between a professor and attendees. This event is an opportunity for families to get a glimpse of our programming and the Harman Academy's aims by attending one of our traditional events with their student.

     

    Friday, October 12, 2018

     

    11:30am-4:00pm

    USC Libraries Open House

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

    The beating heart of USC's intellectual life, the Edward M. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library is the flagship in our 23-branch, 6 million-volume USC Libraries system. Take a self-guided tour and meet knowledgeable librarians with collections expertise running the gamut from accounting to East Asian studies, and film history to petroleum engineering. Learn what goes into archiving Holocaust testimonies or orchestral scores. Ask questions about the resources and services available to your student. Explore Doheny's exquisite Romanesque architecture and view the Special Collections exhibitions on display on the first and ground floors. Don't forget to stop by Literatea and experience the charm of Nazarian Pavilion.

     

    Doheny Memorial Library Guided Tour

    11:30am-12:20pm

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Lobby

    Step inside the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and find yourself in the academic heart of the university and one of its most beautiful buildings inside and out. A Los Angeles landmark since it opened in 1932, this graceful brick-and-limestone edifice — designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Samuel Lunden — is a monument to intellectual life and public art. It is considered USC’s architectural crown jewel. Librarian and author Ruth Wallachs and university archivist Claude Zachary will lead a guided tour through the library’s grand rotunda featuring stained glass windows, several magnificent reading rooms, its labyrinthine stacks, handsome card catalog room and curated exhibition spaces.

     

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Fall Recognition Ceremony (Invitation Only)

    1:30 - 2:20 pm

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240

    Celebrate Troy’s most accomplished sophomores and juniors as they are recognized for academic excellence during the previous year. Founded in 1897, the national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, USC’s oldest honor society and part of one of the nation’s oldest honor societies, draws members from all disciplines of study. Membership is by invitation only on the basis of academic excellence. With the USC Libraries, the USC Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members to engage in research of the highest caliber, to share their experiences with one another and to be recognized for their accomplishments by a supportive academic community.