Perhaps you’ve stopped for a moment and marveled at the many colorful READ posters that decorate Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s walls?
A few years ago, at the suggestion of library dean Tyrone Cannon, the library started creating READ posters (a fun take on an American Library Association campaign that started in 1985) as a celebration and acknowledgement of USF faculty and staff scholarship. Faculty and staff who have recently authored or edited a book can make an appointment at the library to have their picture taken with their book. A poster is drafted and sent for review before being printed and displayed in the library.
The library’s READ posters also serve as visual reminders of the fruits of careful and dedicated research – aided by library services and resources, of course 🙂 – and are inspiration to our campus community to read, think, and write. It’s not totally uncommon for us to hear students and library visitors say “I’d like my own READ poster one day!”
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center encourages faculty and staff to help the library collect our faculty and staff publications by telling us about newly published books with USF authors/editors, and to request a READ poster through our “Ask a Librarian” service if they’d like!