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USC Libraries employees offer instruction to further the University’s mission to educate students—from freshmen to postdoctoral researchers—by supporting their development as scholars and enhancing their experience as lifelong learners. A key service is course-integrated information literacy instruction. Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. The USC Libraries builds upon the Association of College & Research Libraries' "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" as well as similar discipline-specific standards to introduce students to tools for research and resources to enhance critical thinking about data, evidence and information.

You can also Request-A-Tour of our libraries. During the tour, attendees will learn about the services provided by USC Libraries, visit departmental/main libraries and learn about virtual library services.

NOTE: To allow for the customization that optimizes student learning, teaching faculty must request library sessions at least seven (7) business days in advance.

For questions about the form and your request, please contact Christopher Chavez-Martinez, Library Supervisor, (213) 740-6165,

If you are a student, faculty or staff member seeking individualized research assistance, please contact the Ask-A-Librarian reference service.

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