Prioritizing Collection Diversity at Gleeson Library

Building diverse and equitable collections is a core value of librarianship. In Gleeson Library’s recent strategic planning, we focused on aligning our values with our practice. To meet its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence strategic goal, the Library set the following objective: To review and enhance collections and services to better reflect diversity, equity, and historically underrepresented groups. Continue reading Prioritizing Collection Diversity at Gleeson Library

From the Vault 2(01)

From the Vault is a new series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at the Gleeson Library. This post features three newly available collections in Gleeson Library’s Digital Collections: Woman Suffrage Collection, USF COVID-19 Response Collection, and the Rare Book Room Broadsides collection. Woman Suffrage Collection … Continue reading From the Vault 2(01)

So…Question: What Are Digital Collections?

As the Digital Collections Librarian at Gleeson Library, a question I’m asked from time to time is: “What are digital collections?” Digital collections are online collections that consist of content digitized from an institution’s unique physical holdings. These online collections are resources that support the continuous learning, instruction, and research needs of those affiliated with … Continue reading So…Question: What Are Digital Collections?

From the Vault 1(01)

From the Vault is a new series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at Gleeson Library. Our first post features the ongoing digitization project of the library’s Woman Suffrage Collection. Two thousand twenty marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the … Continue reading From the Vault 1(01)

Highlights from Gleeson’s Digital Collections

Did you know…that Gleeson Library has digital collections? We do! Currently, there are over 15 collections in Gleeson Library Digital Collections. Among the many highlights in the digital collections: USF Yearbooks: Starting with 1910, browse through the University of San Francisco’s yearbook collection, page by page. Each year of the Don, originally called the Ignatian, features … Continue reading Highlights from Gleeson’s Digital Collections

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!

Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art by John T. Hawk

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