Here’s a book review by Reference student assistant Juliana Molina! A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a historical fiction novel that takes place in many cities across Afghanistan and tells the stories of two girls, Mariam and Laila. Though they are years apart in age, their stories intertwine in a heart-wrenching way. This … Continue reading What Reference Students are Reading: Pt. 1
Here is a guest post from Jacqueline Cao, a student assistant in the Reference Department. September 6th is is National Read A Book Day! Take those reading glasses out, a hot mug of tea or coffee, and find a cozy seat to settle down in. Although there are a lot of national days, this one … Continue reading National Read a Book Day!
At our yearly Student Assistant Orientation held this past Sunday, August 26th, one of the “ice breaker” activities for the Reference Student Assistants was to discuss a book read over the summer. Here’s a list of the books we read and some of our thoughts on them. 1. Love in the Time of Cholera – … Continue reading Reference Students’ Summer Reading List
This summer the Library’s electronic classroom underwent a complete renovation. The new space allows for increased group collaboration and active learning. Some of the new features include: New PCs operating on Windows 10 Four mobile tables that promote active learning and engagement Space for laptop use 5 LCD monitors equipped with AirPlay and HDMI connection … Continue reading Active Engagement in the Electronic Classroom
Here is a guest post from Jacqueline Cao, a student assistant in the Reference Department. Spring is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate National Wildflower Week by taking time to notice the vibrant blooms throughout the United States. National Wildflower Week is celebrated during the first full week of May. This week commemorates … Continue reading Happy National Wildflower Week from Gleeson Library!
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” But what exactly was the Summer of Love in San Francisco? There continues to be much debate over what this time in history was and the implications of its legacy. The De Young museum is hosting an exhibit entitled “The Summer of Love Experience: … Continue reading The Summer of Love at the Rare Book Room
Wolfgang Lederer was an influential designer, illustrator, and educator who shaped the future of design practice in the Bay Area. Gleeson’s Rare Book Room is lucky enough to hold Lederer’s personal archive and is beginning to catalog some of the items from the archive. Before the catalog records go live, I thought I’d give you … Continue reading Wolfgang Lederer in the Rare Book Room
Join us for some coffee and donuts this Thursday, April 13th at 10:30 am and help us celebrate National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” National Library Week was created to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and to promote their continued use. Spring into action for libraries! Thursday, April 13th is … Continue reading Join us for coffee and donuts!
In honor of Women’s History Month and in light of the critiques of the exclusivity of the Women’s March, I created a display next to the Reference Desk about the experience of trans folk, with emphasis placed on trans women of color. The 2017 Women’s March focused on a genital-based feminism where womanhood was linked … Continue reading Spotlight on Trans Women
This midterm season I thought I could highlight the benefits of sleep, as well as offer some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep. The National Sleep Foundation announced their annual Sleep Awareness Week which will take place from April 23 – 29, 2017, but there is no time like the present to improve … Continue reading Midterms and Sleep Awareness Week
The 2017 Oscars aired on Sunday, February 26th, and this year’s nominations set records for Oscar history, and this year’s winners likewise set records for Oscar history. After listening to the Code Switch podcast Oscars So Black… At Least, In Documentaries, I was interested in researching the changes sparked by the #OscarsSoWhite backlash during last … Continue reading Record Setting 2017 Oscars
During my first week as a Student Assistant in the Donohue Rare Book Room I was able to work with sources from the Robert Graves collection. This sparked my interest in learning more about the author and why the Rare Book Room would have such an impressive selection. Robert Graves was born in Wimbledon on … Continue reading Robert Graves Collection in the Rare Book Room