Since February 2023, Michaela Ullmann has been the Head of Instruction and Assessment, leading USC Libraries’ Teaching & Learning Department. 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.  
From 2006-2023, Michaela oversaw USC Libraries’ 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. She also served as the Instruction Coordinator for USC Libraries’ Special Collections for many years. Michaela developed the teaching platform Primary Source Literacy at USC Libraries & Beyond to assist students, faculty, and other librarians with primary source literacy instruction, and publishes regularly on information literacy and primary source literacy-related topics.

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