This week we added to the library catalog several notable titles from Docuseek, a robust collection of streaming video documentaries from top distributors like Bullfrog Films, First Run Features, and dGenerate Films. All of them are available to USF students, faculty and staff. Some of the latest additions are: ’63 Boycott– Connects the massive 1963 … Continue reading New Documentaries from Docuseek
Sexual assault and violence impacts millions of people, all over the world, every day. Each April, for the past 19 years, efforts to prevent, support, and heal sexual violence have been coordinated in a month-long effort to bring awareness to the problem and offer possible solutions and healing. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), groups … Continue reading Sexual Assault: Awareness & Prevention
The people who grow and supply our food are very much in our minds right now as they work to feed everyone at the possible cost of their health or even their lives. In their honor, today on her birthday, April 10, we celebrate the life and leadership of legendary civil rights activist and organizer … Continue reading Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta!
Q. I heard there is no more book budget, and I can’t request books to be ordered by the library anymore. Is that true? A. While it is true that our materials budget is all earmarked for subscription-based resources, fortunately we have some income from restricted endowments that allow us to order books that support … Continue reading FAQs on Faculty Purchase Requests for Library Resources
Many of us celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to gather with family and friends, have a feast, and practice gratitude or a little football. For some, though, Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of how Native Americans’ land and their very lives have been under assault for hundreds of years. The indigenous history of “the first … Continue reading Thanks giving
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
The library has a bunch of horror movies, and documentaries too, to put you in a scary mood. Continue reading Horror-ble Halloween!
Everything’s coming up shiny and fresh with the start of the academic year — new and returning students, new classes, and hot-off-the-press syllabi with library resources to back them up. Faculty, please make your requests for library acquisitions and library instruction as early as possible, to give library staff the time we need to get … Continue reading Faculty Requests
The USF community has access to tens of thousands of videos and clips owned or licensed by Gleeson Library. You’ll find the library’s streaming video collections listed here; individual titles from these collections as well as DVDs, where streaming access is not available, are listed in the library catalog. Beginning September 1, 2018, the Library … Continue reading Library Streaming Video Changes Sept. 1
Twenty years ago, students and faculty relied almost exclusively on text-based resources, but these days, people increasingly turn to video content for learning and teaching. Besides a wealth of educational, how-to, and documentary films and video clips available, fiction films let us travel through time to explore how people looked, dressed, spoke, worked and played … Continue reading Film and Video for Classroom and More
The Library of Congress today announced: Sixty-four motion pictures, named to the Library’s National Film Registry, are now available online on the Library’s website. The collection, “Selections from the National Film Registry,” is also available to the public on YouTube. These films are among hundreds of titles that have been tapped for preservation because of their cultural, historical … Continue reading Holiday gift for movie lovers, from the Library of Congress
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