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
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
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
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
This blog post was written by Reference Student Assistant Danni McCorkle. As new movies hit the screen and upcoming novels are printing for the masses, the need for in-depth details about these modes of entertainment is demanded by the public. From which the job of the critic is born. However, not all critics are written … Continue reading Musings on Book and Film Reviews
Join us on the second floor of Gleeson Library on October 31st for a Halloween carnival from 12 – 1 pm. There will be free food, games, mazes, scary stories, and tons of prizes! The grand prize is a gift card to the USF bookstore. Come in your best costume to participate in the costume … Continue reading Dead Hour Carn-Evil @ Gleeson Library
Over at Gleeson we have had two recent hires, Gina Murrell – Digital Collections Librarian and Annie Reid – University Archivist. We asked them a few questions to get at some of their interests in the library world and the Bay Area. Gina Murrell Can you tell us a bit about yourself before coming to … Continue reading Welcome Gina Murrell and Annie Reid!
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
Elisa Rodrigues joined the Systems team this summer as a Library Assistant! Having previously worked in the Acquisitions Department, her new role will expand her Gleeson Library expertise as she assists with troubleshooting and maintaining library technology. We asked her some questions so the USF community could get to know a little about her and … Continue reading Welcome Elisa to the Systems Department!
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
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
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
Hey All! Here’s a spooky movie review from Tatum Myers, student assistant at the Reference Desk. A perfect start to the day’s festivities! In honor of Halloween and the 40 year anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween, I made it my mission to watch all 10 movies in the Halloween franchise. While I could on and … Continue reading Halloween Franchise Movie Review
Hey All, Here are some media recommendations from the students over at the Reference Desk. The students recommended two books and a movie suitable for a long weekend with some extra lounging time. 1. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green This book is proof that it’s definitely possible to like and dislike a … Continue reading Fall Break Media Recommendations
“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”- Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak In late September of 1989, Banned Books Week was founded by 1st Amendment library activist Judith Krug. Krug was contacted by the Association of American Publishers with the idea to bring banned books to the attention of average American readers. … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Week!