A collection of resources to raise awareness about and take action against anti-Asian and Asian American racism and violence. Continue reading Supporting the AAPI community
Join the Gleeson Library Zine Collective and Thacher Gallery for an afternoon of collage, poetry, and zine making on Friday, March 26th from 11:45 am – 2 pm. Continue reading Collage and Cry Zine Workshop
Next Monday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and the first day of the 20th Annual Global Women’s Rights Forum (GWRF) at USF. The focus of the GWRF “is global women’s rights, privileging and devoting special attention to the contexts and perspectives of women from marginalized cultures and displaced communities, outside and inside the United … Continue reading 20th Annual USF Global Women’s Rights Forum features Gleeson Library Staff and Projects
Reducing harmful language in library catalogs A wonderful documentary called Change the Subject is now available to watch free on YouTube and the Dartmouth College Library website. The film relates the story of a group of students whose fight for justice in their educational environment took them from the library to the halls of Congress. … Continue reading Changing the subject at USF
The Gleeson Zine Collective has a new initiative to incorporate zine making into the remote student experience by offering zine kits to be mailed out. The kits can be requested for USF community members interested in making zines on their own, or they can be mailed out ahead of time for Gleeson zine workshops and … Continue reading Gleeson Zine Kits
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is a place where people not only find research and reading materials, but also connect with friends and colleagues to work together or just talk. During remote learning and social distancing, Gleeson has sought out ways to create and continue connections and community through the Library. In November 2020, Gleeson … Continue reading Gleeson Greetings Program Closes Last Year with Community and Connection
Since our building closed in mid-March along with the rest of campus, Gleeson Library staff have been working hard to provide remote access to our services and collections for students, staff, and faculty. We are here to support you — classes are online and so is the library. Here are new ways students and faculty are … Continue reading At Your Fingertips: Remote Library Services
Building diverse and equitable collections is a core value of librarianship. In Gleeson Library’s recent strategic planning, we focused on aligning our values with our practice. To meet its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence strategic goal, the Library set the following objective: To review and enhance collections and services to better reflect diversity, equity, and historically underrepresented groups. Continue reading Prioritizing Collection Diversity at Gleeson Library
Reflecting Gleeson Library’s commitment to upholding social justice and dismantling white supremacy, two new library collections focusing on Black lives are currently in development. One is the Black Lives Matter collection, a project being led by Gleeson Library Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA). The second is the BSU at USF digital collection, initiated by Gleeson Library Digital Collections and in collaboration with SCUA. Continue reading Black Lives Focus of Two New Library Collections
The Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a Jesuit Foundation grant for the project Digitizing Early Editions of the Spiritual Exercises for Free Online Access. In the letter informing the Library of the decision by the Advisory Board Committee of the Jesuit Foundation to fund the … Continue reading Library Awarded Jesuit Foundation Grant
The Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s Open Education Resources (OER) grant is part of the worldwide effort to provide equitable access to students. This year, we congratulate the largest cohort of grant recipients in the program’s history. The following is a list of grant recipients and a brief project description for each: Chris Brooks, Department … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2021 Open Education Resources (OER) Grant Recipients!
While pivoting our services to a remote-first model in response to COVID-19, and continuing to support students and faculty in creative ways, Gleeson Library faculty and staff also published articles, presented papers and posters, and delivered keynote addresses. Let’s take a moment to recognize and congratulate our colleagues on their inspiring scholarly work from 2020. … Continue reading The 2020 Gleeson Library Scholarship Roundup
We missed building and gathering around the library’s book Christmas tree this year, but we did look through pictures of our past book trees — and, wow, what great memories! We made some of our favorites into Zoom backgrounds for you. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, Dons! (photo of a Christmas tree made of books … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Gleeson Library
Congratulations to Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s Reference Student and Technology Coordinator, Ariana Varela, for completing her Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) at San Jose State University this month! Ariana is a USF alum, and first generation college graduate. She earned her Bachelors Degree in History with an emphasis in Latin American … Continue reading Congratulations, Graduate!
It has been a long, challenging year, and for many of us in the USF community, our holiday festivities will be different from what we may have hoped for. Additionally, as we head into winter, we could all use a little bit of comfort, celebration, and connection. This holiday season, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center … Continue reading Send a Gleeson Greeting!