Creating Solutions to Expensive Textbooks – Open Education at USF

Expensive textbooks and classroom materials have always been a barrier for many students in higher education. In a 2018 survey, over 80% of students at USF reported that they did not purchase a textbook because its cost was prohibitive. The pandemic has urgently increased the need to lower costs and increase access for students. Gleeson … Continue reading Creating Solutions to Expensive Textbooks – Open Education at USF

New resources from O’Reilly for Higher Learning September 17, 2020

Where can we be? What can we do? How can we spin gold from data? Highlights from the over 600 new titles added to the O’Reilly for Higher Education collection in August and September, including many recent titles from RIBA Publishing. For supplementing remote instruction, consider also O’Reilly’s extensive collection of videos.

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Call for BLM Materials

To the University Community, The University Archives of the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is requesting your assistance and collaboration in helping us to document the Black Lives Matter movement as experienced by USF students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. We wish to document this historic uprising against racism, violence, and injustice by collecting … Continue reading Call for BLM Materials

From the Vault 2(01)

From the Vault is a new series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at the Gleeson Library. This post features three newly available collections in Gleeson Library’s Digital Collections: Woman Suffrage Collection, USF COVID-19 Response Collection, and the Rare Book Room Broadsides collection. Woman Suffrage Collection … Continue reading From the Vault 2(01)

New Documentaries from Docuseek

This week we added to the library catalog several notable titles from Docuseek, a robust collection of streaming video documentaries from top distributors like Bullfrog Films, First Run Features, and dGenerate Films. All of them are available to USF students, faculty and staff. Some of the latest additions are: ’63 Boycott– Connects the massive 1963 … Continue reading New Documentaries from Docuseek

Data Breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Gleeson Library has recently been informed about a data breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education ( where user login information, including passwords, was compromised.  This is a popular resource used by members of the USF community. If you have an account at The Chronicle of Higher Education, you should have received an email from … Continue reading Data Breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Crawford Project

In 1984, University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions was the recipient of an educational gift honoring the memory of Geraldine Crawford, who was cared for by USF nursing students and graduates. The first Geraldine Crawford Distinguished Nursing Lectureship was presented in 1985 and was open to all students, graduates, and nurses … Continue reading The Crawford Project