Library now under normal operating hours

UPDATE 9/28:

We will have Extended Hours this weekend, as follows:

Friday September 29th: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday September 30th: 9:00am to 10::00pm
Sunday October 1st: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Starting Monday, 10/2/17, the library will resume normal operating hours. There will be limited access to the basement level, limited only to restrooms. Full access to the lower level will be restored at a later time. An update on that will follow in the next few weeks.

UPDATE 9/18: The Norris Medical Library will have limited hours this week, as follows:

Monday – Friday (9/18 – 9/22) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/23 and 9/24) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level continues to be not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

UPDATE 9/11: The Norris Medical Library will have limited hours this week, as follows:

Monday – Friday (9/11 – 9/15) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/16 and 9/17) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

UPDATE 9/7:The Norris Medical Library will remain closed to the public on Wednesday, 9/6/17/ We will have limited hours on Thursday, 9/7/17 and Friday, 9/8/17. The hours for the rest of the week and this weekend are as follows:

Thursday and Friday (9/7 and 9/8) – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (9/9 and 9/10) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lower level is currently not accessible, this includes the restrooms in the library. Restrooms are available in all of the buildings adjacent to the library.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

UPDATE 9/6: The Norris Medical Library will remain closed to the public Wednesday, September 6. We hope to reopen for limited hours on Thursday, September 7 (7am – 5pm).

The library is closed until further notice due to extensive flooding. The library will not open on Tuesday, September 5, and we will make a decision on when we will re-open later today. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to be open as soon as we safely can. Thank you for your patience.

February 2017 – The Return of Blind Date With A Book

During the month of February come check out our Blind Date with a Book display on the plaza level of the Norris Medical Library.

How does it work? It’s easy! Just browse through our eligible reads on the library’s plaza level, pick one, check it out at the circulation desk, and take it home! The books will be wrapped in paper, but don’t let that scare you off! The book’s essential information (likes, dislikes, perfect date) will be visible.

Don’t worry about getting stuck with a total bore. Our eligible reads are handpicked favorites by our librarians  from our Nelson J. Gilman’s Humanities Collection which includes fiction and popular non-fiction for recreational reading!

Advanced Powerpoint Training – 10/6/16

Have you ever wished your PowerPoint presentations looked more professional? Have you struggled all day on a PowerPoint presentation… only to have created just a few slides?

Have you ever felt that PowerPoint was your biggest obstacle to communicating your message and creating great presentations?

Come to Advanced PowerPoint Training: Explore the features of PowerPoint 2013 to make professional and attractive presentations. This class covers templates, SmartArt, sophisticated animation, inserting images, audios and videos, and more!

This session is offered Thursday, October 6th from 12-1 in the Norris Library Computer Classroom. RSVP at https://uschsl.wufoo.com/forms/zraz6to03xokpw/.

Please note, food and drink are not permitted in the Computer Classroom.

Norris Medical Library screening of LOST ANGELS: Skid Row Is My Home

 

The Norris Medical Library will be hosting a free movie screening of LOST ANGELS: Skid Row is My Home. This documentary takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals, people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness.

This film screening will take place at two locations!

Main location: Aresty Auditorium, Health Sciences Campus, Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower, map (In-N-Out)

Live stream to: Century Club Lecture Hall / University Park Campus, USC Dental School, map (pizza, cookies, bottled water)

Pre-film tabling event including both USC and community groups (Aresty location only).

  • Introduction by: Earl C. Paysinger, USC Vice President of Civic Engagement
  • Special Guest: Albert ‘Bam Bam’ Olson
  • Post-film discussion panel:
    • Santosh Sundaresan, BDS, DDS – Chair, Section of Community Dentistry Programs, Director USC Mobile Dental Clinic, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    • Roee Astor – Los Angeles Schweitzer, Third-Year Medical Student, USC Keck School of Medicine
    • Olivia Grant – Co-President Homeless Outreach Partnership for Education and Empowerment (HOPE2); MD Candidate 2019, USC Keck School of Medicine
    • Celina Alvarez – Executive Director, Housing Works
    • Vikki Vickers – Community Advocate, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Featuring photography by: Arthur Cortez
  • Food drive: donations accepted at both locations on 9/21/16. See acceptable items and other drop off points by clicking the tinyurl link below.

Reservations required. RSVP and more details @: http://tinyurl.com/filmology-lost-angels

Questions about this event may be sent to medlib@usc.edu.

Norris Medical Library free screening of Intersexion – 4/14/16

The Norris Medical Library will be hosting a free movie screening of Intersexion. In this groundbreaking documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between.

Please join us on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 5:30-8pm, at Hastings Auditorium, Hoffman Medical Research Building (HMR). Pizza, cookies, and bottled water will be served!

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion, moderated by Michael Kreuzer, M.D. and Johanna Olson-Kennedy, M.D.

This event is open to USC faculty, staff, and students. Reservations required. RSVP @: http://tinyurl.com/intersexion-film

Questions about this event may be sent to medlib@usc.edu.

Blind Date with a Book – We Want your Feedback!

It’s now March so Blind Date with a Book 2016 has come to an end. We hope you enjoyed checking out our eligible reads! If you participated in Blind Date with a Book we’d love your feedback! Each book came with a paper survey that you can fill out and return to the Norris Medical Library loan desk. Lost your survey? No sweat – just fill out the online version here.

And to sweeten the deal, all surveys submitted by March 11, 2016 will be entered into a drawing for two $20 Starbucks gift cards!

Happy reading!

Homelessness Awareness Week, Feb 21-27

Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) is February 21-27, 2016. The student members of the Family Medicine Interest Group, Meds-Peds Interest Group, and Health Policy Interest Group of the Keck School of Medicine at USC have planned several events to help you learn about topics relating to homeless health and health care. Through the activities planned for this week, attendees will gain a perspective of how social, cultural, economic, political, and other factors come together to impact homeless health disparities.

 

These events will empower you with tools and knowledge that will enable you to better care for and advocate for homeless patients on a day-to-day basis. In addition to the events, consider joining an enrichment activity taking place off-campus (see options and sign up at https://goo.gl/hIEx86) or donate clean women’s clothing and toiletries to the Downtown Women’s Center in MDL 204B (please provide all donations by 5 pm on February 26th).

 

All events are being held at the Keck School of Medicine in McKibben Hall and are open to all USC students, staff, and faculty. All events include free food! Email Justin Trop at trop@usc.edu with questions.

 

Tuesday, Feb 23: Experiences of Mental Health and Mental Health Service Provision Among the Homeless Population, 5-6:30pm, McKibben Hall 204B. Small group discussion regarding disparities in mental illness among the homeless population, the relationship of mental illness to homelessness, what perceptions exist about this relationship, experiences of living on the streets and trying to maintain mental health, and provision of mental health services to homeless patients.

 

Wednesday, Feb 24: Clinical Perspectives on Homeless Health Care, 12-1pm, McKibben Hall 149

Through this panel of clinicians who work closely with homeless patients, students will learn about the experience of providing health care to homeless patients and the challenges in doing so as well as health disparities among the homeless population and ways in which medical students, other health professions students, and clinicians can address these health disparities.

 

Thursday, Feb 25: Housing is Health: Connecting Homeless Patients to Housing, 12-1pm, McKibben Hall 149. A panel discusses housing and its effects on morbidity among homeless individuals. Learn about what types of housing services are available for homeless individuals and the process through which these individuals can access such services.

 

Thursday Feb 25th: Community Advocacy Around Issues of Homelessness, 1-2pm, McKibben Hall 149.

A panel includes experts in journalism, law enforcement, and medicine who work or have worked as advocates for individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. These individuals will share their experiences and discuss how medical students, other health professions students, and clinicians can best advocate for and promote the health and well-being of homeless individuals.