May 18, 2022

Interesting! USC to Install Many Microlibraries Across Campus

From The Daily Trojan:

USC students will have the opportunity on Friday to participate in shaping the appearance of miniature libraries that will soon be placed throughout campus.


Like any library, the microlibraries will be set up with freely available books and other materials completely open to the public. The microlibraries will also serve as an interactive artistic element to USC’s campus, serving a dual purpose of art as well as a public stop for literary resources.

The 10 microlibraries will be separated by the information they provide. They will address questions such as to how the design of a space shape the experience of interacting with information and whether or not a student or any engaged person can determine the truth when given access to information that is censored and mediated.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.