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

Make Zines!

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!

Feast of St. Jerome

The feast day of St. Jerome – Sunday, September 30th – is upon us! Gleeson Library celebrates St. Jerome because he is the patron saint of libraries, librarians, and scholars. Born in 347 and died circa 419, Jerome devoted his life to asceticism, monastic studies, and biblical scholarship. His most notable work is a Latin … Continue reading Feast of St. Jerome

Foster Care – Student Social Justice Exhibit

Members of USF’s Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity have created a Student Social Justice Exhibit for Gleeson Library on the topic of foster care. The fraternity annually donates money to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that provides foster children with consistent, caring volunteer advocates, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and … Continue reading Foster Care – Student Social Justice Exhibit

Student Social Justice Exhibits

Last year the library launched an innovative project to promote peer to peer learning around social justice topics. The Student Social Justice eXhibits (SSJX) project involves students selecting and researching a social justice topic of their choosing, and then creating a display using Gleeson Library materials such as books, videos, and journal articles. Librarian Carol … Continue reading Student Social Justice Exhibits

Female Body Image Display

Our newest Student Social Justice Exhibit is entitled “Female Body Image,” and was created by USF students Jessica Joyner, Dong Ma, and Aaron Wong.  The display focuses on the biology and appearances of different kinds of bodies, ranging from how a woman’s body develops to the pressure society places on women to have a perfect body image. All the books on display are available to be checked-out. Thanks to Jessie, Dong, and Aaron for their work!

Continue reading “Female Body Image Display”

Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Biology students Breanna, Corinna, and Jocelyn constructed an installation for the Student Social Justice Exhibit, found in Gleeson library, to highlight female genital mutilation which is a major violation of girls’ and women’s human rights. Female genital mutilation refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury … Continue reading Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Infertility Exhibit

Our newest Student Social Justice Exhibit is on the topic of infertility.  Many thanks to Otto, Zoe, and Milton for creating this informative exhibit! Many women, across the globe, are unable to explain their entire biological body.  Thus, female biology is an applied pedagogy that ascribes almost half of all the people who live on … Continue reading Infertility Exhibit

Pipeline: How the Arts Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline

From March 19th to March 30th, come see Natalie Smith’s Student Social Justice Exhibit. Smith’s exhibit looks into America’s incarceration system and how art could be a vehicle for change within it. Look near the reference desk to see how art is, and can be, used within incarceration and the community! ******************************************* Gleeson Library cordially … Continue reading Pipeline: How the Arts Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline