National Library Workers Day 2020

This year’s National Library Week falls during San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. Even though our physical library is closed, we are maintaining robust service points virtually. As part of a series of celebrations during National Library Week, National Library Workers Day highlights the critical work of library staff and advocates for an increase in library staff … Continue reading National Library Workers Day 2020

Gleeson Celebrates National Library Week

This year Gleeson Library | Geschke Center celebrates National Library Week (April 19th – 25th) virtually. During National Library Week the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom releases the State of America’s Libraries report with a list of the top ten frequently challenged books from the past year. Here are the most frequently challenged … Continue reading Gleeson Celebrates National Library Week

Welcome Nicky Andrews – Instruction and First-Year Experience Librarian

You’ve worked in some great libraries, and have accomplished some really great things at these different places. Tell us a little bit about your background — library-related or not — and projects you are proud of or were excited to be a part of. I am Ngāti Paoa Māori and grew up in Tāmaki Makaurau, … Continue reading Welcome Nicky Andrews – Instruction and First-Year Experience Librarian

Top 10 Downloaded Articles from the Scholarship Repository

Gleeson’s Scholarship Repository collects, preserves, and provides access to the scholarly output of the University of San Francisco. Here are the top ten downloaded articles of all time: Factors that Affect the Reading Comprehension of Secondary Students with Disabilities Karen L. Sanford Improving Staff Responsiveness to Patient-Initiated Call Lights Doshia B. Williams IMPROVING BEDSIDE SHIFT-TO-SHIFT … Continue reading Top 10 Downloaded Articles from the Scholarship Repository

Top Five Library Resources from Gleeson’s Student Assistants

We asked some of our student assistants what they think are the top five resources offered at Gleeson Library. Check out their awesome food recommendations and favorite viewpoints in San Francisco! Delia – Access Service Student Assistant Hidden gem – the seed library! ‘Check out’ different seeds, plant them, and write down where! Help yourself … Continue reading Top Five Library Resources from Gleeson’s Student Assistants

Highlights from our Open Education Program & Open Access Policy

Here at Gleeson we have some amazing programs/initiatives surrounding Open Education and Open Access. Here are quick overviews of what these programs are and how faculty can best utilize them. A Quick Overview of the Open Education Resources (OER) Program In 2018, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center piloted a new program to increase the use … Continue reading Highlights from our Open Education Program & Open Access Policy

Systems Spotlight

At Gleeson Library we’ve recently revamped our Systems department to support resource discovery and library operations. As part of this reconfiguration we hired two new librarians, Brian Schumacher and Anders Lyon. Please join us in welcoming them! I asked Brian and Anders a few questions to help the University community get to know them and … Continue reading Systems Spotlight

Winter Break Book Recommendations

Here are some book recommendations for your Winter Break reading needs. Courtesy of Reference Student Assistants! Becoming by Michelle Obama This book is an intimate and inspiring memoir by former First Lady, Michelle Obama. She invites readers into her world, and chronicles the personal experiences that she’s had throughout her lifetime. Not only does she provide … Continue reading Winter Break Book Recommendations