Extended Hours all May

April 27, 2015

nml2The library will have Extended Hours throughout the month of May, as follows:

Friday May 1, 2015 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday May 2, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday May 8, 2015 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday May 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday May 15, 2015 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday May 16, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday May 22, 2015 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday May 23, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday May 29, 2015 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday May 30, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Denim Day in LA! 4/29/2015

April 22, 2015

Denim_Day_in_LAThis year’s Denim Day, a Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Campaign, will be on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015. If you’re interested in participating all you need to do is wear jeans on April 29th! Here’s the story of Denim Day from http://denimdayinfo.org

The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim… Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

For more information about Denim Day, go to: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/

If you’re like some of us, you wear denim all the time, so Norris Medical Library will provide buttons to help you show your support! Get yours at the reference desk on Wednesday, April 29th.

If you’re on social media, you can use the #DenimDay hashtag or, prior to Denim Day, the #GearUp4DenimDay hashtag.

You can also be in our group photo! On Denim Day at 11:45 a.m. we’ll have a group photo shoot outside of the library on Pappas Quad. Bring your denim and bring your support!

Screening of CODE BLACK – 4/16/15, Aresty Auditorium

April 13, 2015

As part of our continuing initiative to provide an environment for multidisciplinary discussion of health care topics across the Health Science Campus community, the Norris Medical Library will be sponsoring a free movie screening of CODE BLACK. This award winning documentary provides a doctor’s-eye view into America’s busiest Emergency Department – “C-Booth,” Los Angeles County Hospital’s legendary trauma bay.

Please join us on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 5:30-8:30pm, at Aresty Auditorium, Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower (NRT). Pizza, cookies, and bottled water will be served!

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion, moderated by Dr. Edward Newton, Chair – Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Dr. Jamie Eng.

Reservations required: http://tinyurl.com/Code-Black-RSVP

To learn more about the event go to: http://tinyurl.com/http-filmology-com

Library Closed Easter Sunday, 4/5/15

April 1, 2015

eggsIn observation of Easter Sunday, the library will be closed Sunday, April 5th, 2015.

Picture & Video Editing Apps You Can’t Miss! (March 26, 2015)

March 24, 2015

pizzaMobile devices have made photographers and videographers of us all, but are you using those image and video tools to their full advantage? Do you have a video on your phone you need to edit and share with your colleagues and friends? Do you have a poster presentation coming up and want to quickly edit images on your tablet? Are you interested in making beautiful, high quality images for your event fliers? Do you like to eat pizza? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, you should join us for the next Norris Medical Library Tech Lunch on March 26, 2015 at Noon in the West Conference Room where librarians will share their favorite, easy to use image and video editing apps!

Hands-On Advanced PowerPoint Training class on 3/24

March 20, 2015

nml2Have you ever wished your PowerPoint presentations looked more professional or struggled so long with the software only to have created a handful of slides by the end of the day? Have you felt that PowerPoint was your biggest obstacle to communicating your message?

The Norris Medical Library will offer a hands-on Advanced PowerPoint Training workshop on Tuesday, March 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the NML Computer Classroom on the upper level of the library. Come explore the features of PowerPoint 2013 and learn to make professional and attractive presentations. This class covers templates, SmartArt, sophisticated animation, inserting images, audios, videos, and more!

Please register for the workshop, as seating is limited.


Introduction to SAS Enterprise Guide and Data Mining with SAS Enterprise Miner (March 30, 2015)

March 17, 2015

The USC Department of Preventive Medicine’s in-house user group (iHUGS) is hosting an SAS training session on March 30, 2015, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Unfortunately, the in-person session is filled, but you can sign up to attend via WebEx, a web conferencing program. Training will be provided by SAS employees. Come learn how to explore, sample and model BIG data using visualization tools and add a NEW valuable skill set to your analysis tool box!

Find out more information on the event page and RSVP here!


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