Several Gale databases (including Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints and Literature Resource Center) are temporarily unavailable because of a global service outage. Gale is working on resolving the issue, but has not provided an estimate of when service will be restored. Here are some suggestions of other online resources to use during this outage:
Please call the Reference Desk (415.422.2039) if you’d like additional assistance.
Gleeson Library is thrilled to co-sponsor an evening with poet Richard Tillinghast:
Finding Ireland: A Poet’s Explorations Of Irish Literature and Culture Thursday, April 4 Berman Room, Fromm Hall 5-6:30 pm. Booksigning and reception to follow in the Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library-Geschke Center.
Gleeson Library has received a wonderful collection of books and DVDs as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
Embarking on Gleeson’s Muslim Journeys, we’re pleased to present a free film screening of Koran By Heart, a film by Greg Barker, on Monday, April 8 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Donohue Rare Book Room. The screening will be introduced by Aisha Morgan from Islamic Networks Group, and is co-sponsored by University Ministry as part of UM’s annual Interfaith Week celebration April 7-13.
The film depicts the annual competition when about one hundred of Islam’s best young students from around the world come to Cairo for the International Holy Koran Competition. Koran by Heart follows the progress of three ten-year-old scholars, a girl and two boys, as they compete in the two-week event. Scheduled during Ramadan, the competition is grueling and exhilarating. The students adhere to the practice of daytime fasting, and the rounds sometimes go well past midnight. The finals are broadcast on Egyptian national television. Koran by Heart captures the skill, determination, and faith of the young competitors, and lets us glimpse the social and political tides that pull at them from every direction.
Our new books and DVDs are on display (and available for checking out) in the lobby. The grant also includes a subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online, a multi-layered, growing repository of reference content and commentary.
Gleeson Library/Geschke Center is pleased to announce a new service for USF Faculty: Document Delivery.
As you may know, Gleeson has been delivering library books to Faculty for a few years. Now, Faculty can request electronic delivery of journal articles, book chapters, microfilm, and government documents from the library’s print or digital collections. Going forward, the library will make every effort to fill all requests, whether we have the material in a bound volume, in a database we subscribe to, or in almost any other form.
Faculty can make Document Delivery requests easily through ILLiad. Gleeson has used ILLiad for years to deliver journal articles and other material requested from other libraries. We’ve enhanced ILLiad to facilitate the request and delivery of material that we have here.
Questions? Feel free to contact us. We hope you find this new service useful!
A mailbox on the corner of Arguello and McAllister. Photo: C. Hayes
Come write a letter at the library this Thursday, February 14th! We’ll provide some supplies (paper, pens, stamps, envelopes) and inspiration (books about letter writing, books about famous authors’ correspondence, manuscripts and sonnets on display in the Rare Book Room). Because sometimes an email (to your best friend, grandma, parents, partner) just won’t do…