2019 Library Database and Journal Cancellations

In December, the Library notified faculty of our preliminary plans for database and journal cancellations for the coming fiscal year. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the Library’s budget has been cut, and each cut necessitates increasingly significant cancellations for the Library and the faculty & students whom we support. Two years ago, … Continue reading 2019 Library Database and Journal Cancellations

Active Engagement in the Electronic Classroom

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

Billy Wong and Shelley Carr Join the Library and Direct Some Awesome Services

Please welcome two of our most recent staff members! Billy Wong is taking on the role of Reserves Coordinator and Shelley Carr is our new Interlibrary Loan coordinator. Billy Wong Billy Wong has worked with USF for 18 years and we are excited to have him working with us at Gleeson.  Billy has mastered several … Continue reading Billy Wong and Shelley Carr Join the Library and Direct Some Awesome Services

Riot Grrrl in the Library: Employing Critical Active Learning

During library instruction sessions, Education Librarian Amy Gilgan employs a variety of methods to spark student curiosity, catapulting the research process from rote searching into active learning. Some of these methods involve discussion of the Wasco Clown and the Riot Grrrl punk movement and they usually focus on investigating the construction of authority, shining a … Continue reading Riot Grrrl in the Library: Employing Critical Active Learning

Film and Video for Classroom and More

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