A USC Vision & Voices Event. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required.
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Join us for the opening of the Microlibraries in the Everywhere exhibit in Doheny Memorial Library, featuring a discussion with California State Librarian Greg Lucas, USC professor of architecture Lee Olvera, and the creators of ten new microlibraries.
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, and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study. 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.
The Microlibraries in the Everywhere exhibition will be on view in Doheny Memorial Library from April 5 to April 15. By April 22, ten exciting collaboratively created microlibraries will be installed in locations all over campus.
Organized by the USC Libraries, USC School of Architecture, and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.