Want to get informed about the death penalty debate? Check out the library’s latest display of books, videos, and government documents on this controversial issue in the lobby.
Our display coincides with the USF College Players’ performance of Dead Man Walking this weekend, Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, at 8pm in Studio Theater (Lone Mountain). Admission is free. This production is part of the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project. Since 2003, over 170 high schools and colleges in the U.S. have produced the play and led campus-wide discussions and events to call attention to the debate.
Additional resources on the death penalty are available on the School Theatre Project site as well as information about how to take action.
The library owns Dead Man Walking, the Pulitzer Prize nominated book by Sister Helen Prejean, and the DVD of the feature film.
Credo Reference is a great resource for finding articles from hundreds of reference sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and factbooks. The topics covered include almost anything: art, biography, business, education, geography, history, literature, medicine, movies, music, psychology, religion, science, and world cultures…if it’s included in a reference book it’s probably in Credo Reference. You can also look up word definitions (in English and other languages), synonyms, and quotations.
An exciting feature of Credo Reference is the “concept map” (see above image). Searching on keywords such as “global warming” in the concept map function brings up a visual display of people and topics that are related to the one you’ve searched on. For global warming, these include subjects such as greenhouse gases and the carbon cycle and people such as climate science pioneer Milutin Milankovich. Mousing over each related topic brings up a link to a specific article.
Credo Reference is a good place to get your quick reference questions answered or to help focus your research when you want to look at a topic in greater depth. Check it out today!
—Authored by Elliot Smith, Reference, Research & Instructional Services Dept. intern, Fall 2008
Check out our newest display in the lobby on gardening, the Slow Food movement, cooking, and eating, and pick up a reading list of selected books on these topics at Gleeson Library. Happy Thanksgiving!
Yesterday the library participated in Stress Less Day, a half-day long event organized by Health Promotion Services. We displayed a variety of library books, magazines, and pamphlets on the Slow Food movement, gardening, healing foods, and wellness. Hope you got a chance to visit our table! If not, stop by the Reference Desk in the library and we can help you find books and other sources on these subjects.
Check out our resource guide in celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Feel free to share other resources and events on our blog!
Thanks again to David Silver‘s Davies Forum Digital Literacy class for installing the wonderful Reading Fort in celebration of National Library Week.
Update: May 5, 2008 by Deborah Malone
Check out the audio slideshow done by Lulu McAllister and Lis Bartlett!!! Thanks Lulu and Lis!
Also available on youtube: National Library Week at USF.
And read the Davies Forum blog posts about National Library Week and Gleeson Library: David Silver, Amber (& here), Kelly, Lulu and Blake.
Update: May 15, 2008
We’ve compiled the books visitors added to the Davies Forum book recommendations. You can also find the additional titles here.
Check out some of the students’ favorite books and recommend your favorites as well!