Therapy, politics, and the future of the humanity in recently purchased ebooks at Gleeson Library:Continue reading “New ebooks at Gleeson March 19, 2019”
Join us for an evening of reading zines, talking about zines, and making zines. We will make mini-zines, stitch and bind some zines, and create some collaborative zines. You can contribute a page to a zine about social justice, your weirdest dream, your favorite spot in San Francisco. For more information, check out the Gleeson Zine … Continue reading Make Zines!
Enhance your learning on the new O’Reilly-Safari platform. Gleeson Library | Geschke Center now brings you unlimited access to their Academic Catalog: over 48,000 books, videos, case studies, learning paths, and content from O’Reilly conferences, from beginner to advanced. Read online or download to their app for offline use. You might know O’Reilly-Safari for its … Continue reading O’Reilly-Safari: new look, more books
Congratulations to Gleeson Library’s rare book librarian, John Hawk, on the publication of his book Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art, published by the Book Club of California. The book documents the work of Mallette Dean (1907-1975) who was a California artist, illustrator, and letterpress printer. Dean was a W.P.A. artist who contributed panels to Coit … Continue reading Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art by John T. Hawk
Articles about a couple of books caught my eye today. Both feature fantastic voyages, though one was real and one entirely fictional. The first book, Aurura Australis, was the first ever printed in Antarctica — written, illustrated, AND printed by bored and lonely sailors aboard the Nimrod on the first of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expeditions, … Continue reading Fantastic voyages
Timely topics across many disciplines in Gleeson’s recently purchased eBooks :Continue reading “Recent ebooks at Gleeson Library”
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!
Do you like lists? Look back at 2017 with these Top Fives at Gleeson Library! (Updated January 29, 2018)Continue reading “2017 by the numbers”
To wish you a Merry Christmas from USF Library I share some season’s greetings from the Rare Book Room. Christmas in California by Edward Rowland Sill printed for Caroline and Hudson Poole by John Henry Nash, 1928 San Francisco at Christmas by Sherwood Anderson printed for Eleanor Anderson by Ted Lilienthal at Quercus Press, 1941 … Continue reading Merry Christmas from San Francisco
Read about multiculturalism, postcolonialism, Japanese music, content warnings in education, video games, and sports—then build a website about it—with these recently purchased eBooks:Continue reading “New eBooks at Gleeson”
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of the woman—Henrietta—whose cells led a scientific revolution. Henrietta died from cervical cancer in 1951, but her cells are still used in many laboratories to this day. This book takes you through the life of Henrietta as well her children’s lives after her … Continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Review
New Oxford Handbooks are available. The scholarly review articles in Oxford Handbooks provide both a solid foundation and the latest research in a field.Continue reading “New Oxford Handbooks Online for December 2017”
Historically, Thanksgiving traditions were celebrated as gratitude to the gods after a successful harvest. These traditions date back to Ancient Greece and Rome; they are not unique to nor did they originate in the United States. As a matter of fact, the day we celebrate as Thanksgiving Day (currently) was not the first Thanksgiving … Continue reading Reframing Thanksgiving
Gleeson Library recently purchased some new nursing eBooks, available on the Ovid platform. These are unlimited access, so read away!Continue reading “New and Updated Nursing eBooks Available from Ovid”
One of the pillars of the Library Bill of Rights set forth by the American Library Association is that “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” One way libraries get to do this is by observing and celebrating Banned Books Week, when we shine a light on … Continue reading Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom