Hot off the press!
The Spring 2012 issue of the library newsletter, Global Update, is now available for download.
Global Update is a collection library blog posts, book reviews, and other features all in one attractive place. Snuggle up with the PDF and see what’s been going on in the library all semester!
You can download it directly from the link above, or you can get it from two other places:
• Global Update is linked on the library’s “Follow Us” page, which makes hooking up with us via Twitter, Facebook, or Flickr easy as well.
• All past and current issues of Global Update are housed on our Library Newsletter page.
If you’re reading this, you’re acquainted with Gleeson Library’s blog, Gleeson Gleanings, which is an excellent way to keep up to date with the library haps. But, did you know the library also publishes a newsletter twice a year, called Global Update?
We just published the Fall 2011 issue of Global Update and I invite you to take a look! Whether you’ve missed the blog posts over the past few months or if you just want a succinct run down of library news, Global Update will quench your desire for library information and hopefully surprise you in some way too!
Click the image below to open the new issue (PDF).
Or you can go to this page and browse the archive of past newsletters.
Do you know what Global Update is? Besides being a functionality in our back-end database management software that batch-updates a group of records, it is the name of the Gleeson Library Newsletter!
As the editor of Global Update, I consider the newsletter to be like Gleeson’s greatest hits & b-sides… some of the info you’ve seen here on the blog, and some of it is brand new. Nonetheless it is all preserved in one digital document that is easily accessed through the “Follow Us” section of our homepage.
Look for an image like this on our homepage towards the end of each semester to stay up to date!
Click here to download the PDF of Global Update
Table of contents for vol. 3 no. 1:
New Staff @ Your Library
Staff Book Picks & Pans
Farewell, Locke Morrisey
A Special, Student-Curated Exhibition: Bookends
Literature Thrives @ Gleeson
What a better way to spend your study day then checking out Global Update, Gleeson’s newsletter! Or, if you’ve turned in all your final papers and are done with classes, indulge in a little light reading to see what we’ve been up to this semester at the Library.
Click the thumbnail image (above) to open the newsletter PDF,
or visit our webpage for all the past and present issues of Global Update.
Here at Gleeson we put out a newsletter called Global Update once a semester. I’m the editor of this newsletter — I compile the articles, edit them for readability, add images, and format the publication. I consider Global Update to complement the library blog, Gleeson Gleanings, as a sort of location for greatest hits and b-sides — that is, it is one place to find some information you might have seen on the blog as well as other harder to find information.
Check out our latest issue by visiting Gleeson’s web page The Word: Library News in Many Voices where you can also find links to blogs written by USF librarians and links to other social media like Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.
You may have noticed us library people like clever names and puns, so you may be wondering about the name Global Update. It’s a play on the function of updating a batch of records at one time through our back-end catalog managing software, Millennium. Catalog Librarians and Systems Librarians can add, take away, or edit information in a group of records at one time by doing a global update. My hope is that the latest issue of Global Update will provide new information to a group of people at one time, and that we’ll have some fun doing it!