Happy National Library Week! As part of our celebrations, we’d like to share some good news we received recently – the promotion of two of our faculty librarians! Effective Fall 2020, Gina Solares, our Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management/Interim Head of Systems, has been promoted to the rank of Librarian; while Reference Librarian Colette … Continue reading Celebrating Promotions at Gleeson Library!
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!
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?
The Library is offering a FREE Gleeson Alumni Special Borrower card to individuals that have graduated from USF within the last 12 months. Qualifying alumni should apply for this offer in person at the library (please note that student library privileges are active through the end of the inter-session following the semester graduated; for our … Continue reading Recent Graduate Alumni Borrowing Card Offer
Click through to check out the newly renovated 2nd floor of Gleeson Library. Book the new group study rooms online. Come visit and check it out!
Four days of puppy love, because one day is not enough. Each session runs from 1 PM – 3 PM here at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, 1st Floor Lobby. In between studying and final exams take a breather with us. Our SPCA friends will be here with their trained therapy dogs just for you. If … Continue reading Furriends For Finals Begins This Week!
The library decorated our book drop as Santa’s Mailbox and we received our first letter within hours. After reflecting for some time on what we might do in response, we decided that posting here made the most sense. If you wrote the letter (or you didn’t) and feel that we could respond differently, please let us … Continue reading Letter to Library Santa
If newspapers publish the “first rough draft of history,” it is fascinating indeed to view those rough drafts from the perspective of USF students. Gleeson Library is in the process of digitizing back issues of USF’s student newspaper, the “Foghorn,” and the first major batch is available now. The parallels between some articles from nearly 50 … Continue reading The Foghorn: A Student History of USF
In living the mission of the University of San Francisco, living, learning and social justice is part of what April Action embodies. It is a time of giving back to the community. April Action is a hands-on volunteering opportunity available to the USF community and its Alumni, organized by USF Ministry and Office of Alumni Engagement. This year we wanted to take … Continue reading Gleeson’s April Action
Did you know that the Gleeson Library has a collection of miniature books housed in the Donohue Rare Book Room? Have you ever read or handled a miniature book? Books are classified as miniature books when they are 10 cm. or smaller. Ones in the Rare Book Room range from under a half an inch … Continue reading Pop-Up Exhibition
On exhibition in the Donohue Rare Book Room through January 15th is Notes of Beauty, a selection of illuminated gradual leaves from the rare book collection. Graduals are liturgical works that were used by choirs during Mass. The vellum leaves are manuscripts; the notes, text, and decorations were all done by hand. The works on … Continue reading Illuminated Graduals in the Rare Book Room
Please join the Gleeson Library on September 8 as it celebrates the reopening of the Donohue Rare Book Room following a fifteen-month renovation. The University will welcome Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress, who will give an illustrated talk on “Jefferson’s Enlightenment: Reconstructing the Thomas … Continue reading Donohue Rare Book Room Reopening Celebration
Please join the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Department, and CELASA for a marathon reading in celebration of the life and work of Gabriel García Márquez on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Drop in any time between 10 am and 4 pm to participate in the reading of … Continue reading Gleeson @ Marquez Marathon Reading
It’s been a minute since the last installment of book reviews written by the student assistants of the library (part 1 is here and part 2 is here), but better late than never… here’s the last one for the semester! The Color Master: Stories, reviewed by Madeline Vanden Branden I found The Color Master: Stories by Aimee … Continue reading What are the students reading? (part 3)
Please join Gleeson Library for our annual student, staff, and faculty poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month! Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:30 – 7 pm Del Santo Reading Room Room 270, Lone Mountain Featured readers will be: Eli Love Joel Gonzalez Tony DeGenaro Calvin Fantone Bruce Snider Light refreshments will be served, so it’s … Continue reading Poetry Celebration!