University Libraries


The USC Libraries Committee is a joint Committee of the Academic Senate, the Provost, and the USC Libraries. The committee advises the Dean of the USC Libraries and the Provost on matters related to printed and digital information resources and technologies, and on policies associated with scholarly communication, research, teaching, and study. The Dean of the Libraries in turn apprises the committee of current issues and challenges associated with these resources and endeavors. The committee reports on its activities to the Academic Senate and Provost on a regular basis.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Academic Senate requested that the Committee prepare a report containing a set of recommendations about how the university should consider the use and retention of print materials strategically and intentionally.



Gisele Ragusa (C0-Chair),  Viterbi

Brett George Sheehan (Co-Chair), Dornsife/ History

Committee members