The Universe at Your Fingertips
Block 3 Sessions, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Program M

Transforming the Web into a Forum for Academic Research: The USC Doheny Electronic Resources Center Model

Judith A. Truelson
Director, Doheny Electronic Resources Center
University of Southern California


Judith Truelson is an Associate Professor of Librarianship at USC and has an M.L.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.P.A. and Ph.D in Public Administration from the USC School of Public Administration. She was Head of the USC Business School's Crocker and Accounting Libraries from 1975 to 1996. While there, she was instrumental in introducing and developing high technology applications for business information retrieval through a network of CD-ROM databases and for developing instructional programs on the use of business databases, LEXIS-NEXIS and the Internet.

Dr. Truelson has recently been appointed Director of the Electronic Resources Center in the Doheny Memorial Library Reference Center. In her new assignment, she will be spearheading a program of partnerships between library faculty and social sciences and humanities faculty involving integration of digitized primary resources (many of them unique to USC) into curricular and research activities at USC. Dr. Truelson has a distinguished record of research, teaching and publication in the fields of librarianship and public administration.


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