Trojan Family Weekend at the USC Libraries

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October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019
When: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    USC Libraries Trojan Family Weekend

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

     

    1:00 PM  -  1:50 PM

    El Día de los Muertos at USC Libraries

    Leavey Library (LVL)

    Explore and share the cultural, historical and food traditions of the ancient Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead at USC Libraries' El Día de los Muertos celebration. Meet Karen Howell, Head of Leavey Library, who will showcase a digital exhibit created by students during their study of original satirical prints by noted Mexican graphic artist, José Guadalupe Posada. See how classroom learning is enhanced by technology and access to rare materials in our special collections. Then pick up a brochure for a self-guided tour of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library, an undergraduate favorite, open 24/7, where no one says "shhh."

     

    3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM

    Doheny Memorial Library: Guided Tour with Ruth Wallach

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

    Step inside the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and find yourself in one of USC’s 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. Librarian and author Ruth Wallach will lead a guided tour through the library’s grand rotunda featuring stained glass windows, several magnificent reading rooms, its labyrinthine stacks, card catalog room, and curated exhibition spaces.

     

     

    Friday, November 1, 2019

     

    11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM

    USC Libraries Open House at Doheny Library

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

    USC Libraries encompasses 23 branches and more than 6 million volumes in its vast collections and the Edward M. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library is the flagship. 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 exhibitions on display on the first and ground floors. Don’t forget to stop by Literatea and experience the charm of Nazarian Pavillion.

     

    1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM

    Phi Kappa Phi Fall Recognition Ceremony (Invitation Only)

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240

    Celebrate USC's most accomplished sophomores and juniors for their academic excellence during the previous year. Founded in 1897, the national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest at USC and draws members from all study disciplines. With the USC Libraries, the USC Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members to engage in research and creative pursuits, to share their experiences, and to earn recognition for their accomplishments within a supportive academic community. At the Fall Recognition Ceremony, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes sophomores on track for full membership, and initiates juniors into full membership.

     

     

    3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM

    Doheny Memorial Library: Guided Tour with Ruth Wallach

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML)

    Step inside the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and find yourself in one of USC’s 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. Librarian and author Ruth Wallach will lead a guided tour through the library’s grand rotunda featuring stained glass windows, several magnificent reading rooms, its labyrinthine stacks, card catalog room, and curated exhibition spaces.