Poetry Celebration!

Please join Gleeson Library for our annual student, staff, and faculty poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month!

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  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • 5:30 – 7 pm
  • Del Santo Reading Room
  • Room 270, Lone Mountain

Featured readers will be:

  • Eli Love
  • Joel Gonzalez
  • Tony DeGenaro
  • Calvin Fantone
  • Bruce Snider

Light refreshments will be served, so it’s worth the hike up the hill to Lone Mountain! We hope to see you there.

Research Paper Clinic for International Students

Need help with Research and Writing?
Attend the Research Paper Clinic for International Students 

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Join us at this drop-in clinic on writing research papers, especially for international students. Librarians and faculty from the Rhetoric and Language Department will be on hand to help you.

Research assistance includes: Determining and narrowing your research topic; finding books, journal articles, websites etc.; using library databases; and evaluating the credibility of your sources.

Writing assistance includes: Brainstorming your topic; developing a structure; identifying grammar problems you may have; and developing your writing process.

This clinic will also help you with specific citation and format styles such as APA and MLA.

Gleeson Library Electronic Classroom
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
11:50am – 12:45pm

Pre-registration not required. Contact Sherise Kimura at kimura@usfca.edu for more information.

Gleeson Game Night April 12th

Gleeson Game Night

Game Night April 12

Gleeson Gaming — Game night is right around the corner. We’ll be setting up consoles and board games April 12 (Sat) 3p-7p in the Atrium and all are welcome to stop by and play.

This time around we will also have students demoing games they have designed. Professor Scott Murray’s (Assistant Professor, Design) will have a demo setup showcasing the work of USF students in his Interaction Design class.

Word on the street – free pizza as well. Nothing more fun than taking over the Atrium for an afternoon of gaming – we hope to see you there!!

Design Your Own Gleeson Button WINNERS!!

Congrats to the winners of our first Gleeson Library “Design Your Own Button” Contest. So good we had to pick two. STOP BY GLEESON LIBRARY TO GET YOUR FREE BUTTON. Check us out on Instagram #GLEESONLIBRARY @GLEESONLIBRARY

Stay tuned for our next contest!

Photo by: Noelle Garza

Photo by: Noelle Garza

Photo: Eileen Macisas-Mendoza, Jonna German, and Rhadika Misri

Photo by: Eileen Macisas-Mendoza, Jonna German, and Rhadika Misri

SHOW YOUR CREATIVE SIDE! Design your own Gleeson Button, in Gleeson Library’s first Instagram contest!!

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ImageFlyer created by: Bryan Duran

Post a photo or drawing showing your love of libraries. Tag it #GleesonLibrary  @GleesonLibrary

We’ll pick the best and make it a button! YOU WIN!!

Helpful hints for designing:
*Button diameter is 1.25 in
*Keep text limited or make it stand out
*Stop by Access Services to see examples of past designs.

In honor of the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web

Internet use 1995 - 2014Launching a series of reports examining the impacts, trends and attitudes around public use of the Internet, the Pew Research Center is marking the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Lee wrote a paper on March 12, 1989 proposing an “information management” system that became the conceptual and architectural structure for the Web.  He eventually released the code for his system—for free—to the world on Christmas Day in 1990. It became a milestone in easing the way for ordinary people to access documents and interact over a network of computers called the internet—a system that linked computers and that had been around for years. The Web became especially appealing after Web browsers were perfected in the early 1990s to facilitate graphical displays of pages on those linked computers.

The first report is The Web at 25. As Lee notes, we have built an amazing resource in a scant quarter of a century.