We are excited to announce Gleeson Library’s first ever virtual Student Social Justice Exhibit! You can explore the exhibit from your own home. The objects in this display were created by students in ENVA 390-02: Gender and Environment (taught by Prof. Adrienne Johnson, Spring 2020). Many, many thanks to these students for sharing their work … Continue reading Gender and the Environment Library Display
Hi everyone! My name is Robby and I am a student assistant for the periodicals unit in the Acquisitions department at Gleeson library. Ever since my freshman year, I have always studied in the library on all floors. To me, Gleeson serves as a place of collaboration between fellow classmates, a safe quiet space for … Continue reading Student Assistant’s Perspective on Databases
If you’d like to read the latest news in higher education, including articles on remote instruction and learning, supporting students online, and how the pandemic may change higher education, check out the The Chronicle of Higher Education, “the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities.” Gleeson Library | Geschke Center provides online access … Continue reading Online Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education
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!
This year’s National Library Week falls during San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. Even though our physical library is closed, we are maintaining robust service points virtually. As part of a series of celebrations during National Library Week, National Library Workers Day highlights the critical work of library staff and advocates for an increase in library staff … Continue reading National Library Workers Day 2020
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
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
Adjust to staying home and staying safe with recently added resources from O’Reilly for Higher Education. Below are a small selection of the 1609 new titles added this month. All O’Reilly titles have unlimited access. Keep connected and effective while working remotely:Continue reading “New resources from O’Reilly for Higher Learning April 15, 2020”
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!
In yesterday’s post, we discussed the case for open education at the University of San Francisco and summarized what Gleeson Library|Geschke has done thus far. Today we’ll go into more detail regarding the OER Faculty Fund, a pilot program established in 2018. The first cycle of grant recipients were three faculty with very different projects. … Continue reading Open Education Week 2020 Part Two
Happy Open Education Week! The Open Education Resources (OER) movement is a response to the high cost of textbooks and educational materials. This is the 4th year that we’ve celebrated Open Education Week at the University of San Francisco. Here at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, we’ve been hard at work not just one week … Continue reading Open Education Week 2020 Part One
Gleeson Librarians are here to collaborate with faculty! In addition to the research instruction that we deliver to your classes in our electronic classroom (or yours), there are lots of other ways we love to work with you and your classes using the library’s resources and your students’ creativity. Here are three of them: Special … Continue reading Collaborations “R” Us
You’ve worked in some great libraries, and have accomplished some really great things at these different places. Tell us a little bit about your background — library-related or not — and projects you are proud of or were excited to be a part of. I am Ngāti Paoa Māori and grew up in Tāmaki Makaurau, … Continue reading Welcome Nicky Andrews – Instruction and First-Year Experience Librarian
To kick off Women’s History Month, Gleeson Library will host the annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on Tuesday, March 3! Join us in the 2nd Floor Common area from 1-6pm. We will address the gender gap on Wikipedia by communally updating Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. People of all gender identities and … Continue reading Gleeson Library Hosts 6th Annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Time flies, doesn’t it? Let’s take a moment to pause, reflect, and savor our favorites from last year, the year that will go down in history as 2019.Continue reading “Top Fives for 2019”