Michaela Ullmann is the Head of Instruction and Assessment at USC Libraries’ department of Special Collections. She holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology from University of Bonn (Germany), and a Master of Library and Information Sciences degree from San José State University. At the USC Libraries, Michaela oversees the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, home to Lion Feuchtwanger’s invaluable 30,000 volume rare book collection, as well as papers by German-speaking intellectuals and artists who fled Nazi-Germany and came to Los Angeles in the 1930s and early 1940s. As Instruction Coordinator, she leads her department’s instruction efforts, designs and facilitates primary source instruction in a wide range of subject areas with consideration to Critical Librarianship, and collaborates closely with instructors on developing assignments and tools to further students’ critical engagement with rare books and archives. Michaela has developed the teaching platform Primary Source Literacy at USC Libraries & Beyond to assist students, faculty, and other librarians with primary source literacy instruction.

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