Wikipedia’s Women Problem

James Gleick reports on “Wikipedia’s Women Problem” in the New York Review of Books: There is consternation at Wikipedia over the discovery that hundreds of novelists who happen to be female were being systematically removed from the category “American novelists” and assigned to the category “American women novelists.” … The word that came to mind … was … Continue reading Wikipedia’s Women Problem

Justin Bieber’s Fake Fans Revealed

Justin Bieber currently has more than 37 million followers on twitter. Unfortunately, according to Socialbakers, almost 16.7 million of those followers are fake or empty accounts and another 2.6 million accounts are inactive. Bieber’s 17.8 million “good” followers still make him the second-most popular Twitter user behind Lady Gaga who has 19 million real followers. … Continue reading Justin Bieber’s Fake Fans Revealed

Geschkes Recognized for Philanthropy, Leadership and Service

Chuck and Nancy Geschke will receive the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for their ongoing leadership and philanthropic contributions to Catholic education.  The award will be presented during the 22nd annual Seton Awards ceremony Oct. 1 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The Seton … Continue reading Geschkes Recognized for Philanthropy, Leadership and Service


For the next two months we will be trialing scanners in the library (located in the copy room next to the Reference desk). The systems include a “bookedge” flatbed scanner designed for scanning book pages without the need to push down on the book spine; and a document-feed scanner for fast multiple-sheet scans. The latter … Continue reading Scanners

USFconnect Login

Effective immediately, log-in to Library resources (off-campus access to databases; view your library record, etc.) is now using USFconnect username and password for those with a USFconnect account. This replaces the Name / USF ID# log-in that the library has used for several years. There is an alternate log-in screen for those without a USFconnect … Continue reading USFconnect Login


Fusion is a new tool that will allow you search, in one place, the majority of the library’s books and articles. It will include all the materials in our library catalog Ignacio, as well as the content of the majority of our many, many journal article databases. Figuring out where to start looking for articles … Continue reading Fusion

Student Curated Exhibit: Illustrated Books in the Rare Book Room

Bookends: Illustrated Works Spanning 500 Years From The Donohue Rare Book Room Reception: Thursday, May 12, 3:00-4:30, Gleeson Library, Donohue Rare Book Room Exhibition Dates: April 29th-June 17th, Gleeson Library, Donohue Rare Book Room Curated by the University of San Francisco’s Spring 2011 Museum Studies I class and drawn from the Donohue Rare Book Room’s permanent collection, this exhibit celebrates … Continue reading Student Curated Exhibit: Illustrated Books in the Rare Book Room

Online Service Interruptions March 4-6

In preparation for the Lo Schiavo CSI Building construction in May, ITS will be conducting infrastructure work that will result in service disruptions. For the Library, this means interruptions to network  and Internet access. When these interruptions occur, this will also affect off-campus access to all online library services such as: Article Databases Ignacio, the … Continue reading Online Service Interruptions March 4-6