Social Work *: Faculty Resources

Randall Information Center | USC School of Social Work

How can the library support you?

General Library Information for Faculty 

  • Find general information about research support, requesting library instruction and an orientation on library resources and services for faculty. 

Course Reserves (ARES)

  • Faculty members may place required course readings on reserve through our course reserves system ARES. Contact Gabriela Garcia, Course Reserves Supervisor at for more information and to request readings for your course. 

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

  • Find out how to request an interlibrary loan, a scanned article or book chapter.
  • Faculty teaching distance learning courses may request home delivery for books. 
  • Contact them at or 213-740-4020.

Borrowing Policies and Access Privileges

  • Learn more about library privileges for USC faculty and professors emeritus.

Recommend A Book

  • We encourage USC faculty, staff and currently enrolled students to recommend items for the library's collections. Subject specialist librarians will consider all recommendations and make a final decision on whether to purchase items. 

Information Literacy Instruction/Research Assistance/Course Content Development and Support

  • Social Work Librarian, Alyssa Brissett, is available to answer questions about library services and resources and consult with students who are having difficulties finding appropriate resources for their assignments as well as provide library classroom instruction for both VAC and on-the-ground classes. You can also collaborate or partner with your librarian on designing course content and materials. Please contact Alyssa at if you have any questions. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Recommended USC Libraries Research Guides for Faculty

Additional Resources from USC and other Institutions