Posters for Conferences–Tech Lunch, 2/26/2015

February 20, 2015

pizzaScientific and technical posters are powerful visual summaries of research findings and are often presented at conferences or used in classes. “Posters for Conferences: Learn What Works for Your Audience” will cover the basic principles and methods of effective scientific poster design. An overview of Microsoft Publisher software will be provided, as well as poster content, design tips, and technical tips on image manipulation. Resources for poster production, printing and sharing will also be discussed. Join us at the Norris Library’s West Conference room on Thursday, February 26th at noon for free pizza and information about making posters!

February 26 – Spatially Speaking : A Salon for GIS and Spatial Research

February 11, 2015

*Please Note: This event is happening on UPC*

The USC Libraries and the Spatial Sciences Institute invite you to SPATIALLY SPEAKING, a salon for Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial research. Are you a GIS user or interested in exploring the use of maps, GIS, or spatial analysis in your own work? Come hear USC students and others present their spatial research and projects from across disciplines in an open and engaging environment! This is a great opportunity to network with other students and researchers using GIS, see examples of student-made maps, and learn more about GIS and spatial research. Topics include:

• Surfer communities in Los Angeles
• Mapping historical trade routes
• StoryMapping a street in Cuba
• Mapping murals in Los Angeles using USC’s Digital Library
• Micro-climate modeling
• LA County watersheds
• ACLU membership mapping

Faculty panelists will offer feedback on presentations and answer questions about how GIS is used in their fields:
Darren Ruddell – Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate of Studies for the Spatial Sciences Institute at USC.
Annette Kim – Associate Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of SLAB, the newly formed spatial analysis laboratory at Price.
François Bar – Associate Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and Research Council member for the Annenberg Innovation Lab.

DATE: Thursday, February 26th 2015
TIME: 11am – noon
PLACE: Doheny Memorial Library – DML 241

More information about the event:
or feel free to contact Andy Rutkowski at

Beginning Monday, February 2, New Print System at Norris Medical Library

February 2, 2015


  • Use at Norris Medical Library (NML), or Wilson Dental Library (WDL)
  • Pay with USCard –
  • Purchase an NML-WDL COPY/PRINT card if not eligible for a USCard
  • Cannot replenish funds on NML-WDL COPY/PRINT card
  • Cost $.10 one-sided, $.18 double-sided – black
  • Cost $.50 one-sided, $.90 double-sided – color where supported


  • Old BLUE print cards can still be used
  • Send jobs to printer names that start with BLUE, e.g. BLUE_NML_PLAZA-Duplex
  • Old BLUE print cards will no longer be sold
  • At least one old print station maintained at NML until June 30, 2015
  • Old print system fully decommissioned June 30, 2015
  • Old BLUE print cards will then no longer function nor have any value


  • NML Lab on second floor
  • Plaza level
  • Print/Photocopy room on lower level


Complete printing instructions and policies are located here-