Ruth Wallach

Academic Director, MMLIS Program, Associate Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities, & University Librarian
USC Libraries Library Administration
Office: DML 100 (101G)

Research Areas

Academic librarianship; public art in Los Angeles; the history of architecture in Los Angeles. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7263-9415



Associate Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities Libraries Division, USC Libraries. I oversee the Doheny Memorial Library, the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library (AFA), the Gaughan and Tiberti Business Library and the Accounting Library, the Library for International and Public Affairs (LIPA), the Hoose Library of Philosophy, systematic and scoping review services on the University Park Campus, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Library Services (Education, Gerontology, Psychology, Social Work).

As a librarian, I can also assist with research in the humanities and the arts, and provide advice on best practices on copyright and on citing resources. You are welcome to email me at


Master in Heritage Conservation (MHC), University of Southern California, 2013

Master in Public Art Studies (MPAS), University of Southern California, 2007

Master of Library Science (MLS), University of California, Los Angeles, 1988

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (BA), University of California, Los Angeles, 1986

I can help you with...

  • Citation Management & Tools
  • Copyright
  • Research Strategies