David Silver’s Digital Media Productions class (#dmp10 on Twitter) has been shooting the library as part of a class assignment. The photos have been amazing. But more importantly, their insights into how Gleeson Library fits into their lives on campus are inspiring. From banned books to studies in color and texture, they have captured the … Continue reading USF’s Digital Media Productions Class Captures Gleeson
Its official! Starting October 1, 2010 USF students, faculty and staff can check out an Apple iPad from the Gleeson Library circulation desk. The iPads will circulate for 5 days and you can read all the fine print here. If all three of the iPads are all checked out, you can make a reservation (booking) … Continue reading The iPads Are Here!
If you aren’t familiar with Foursquare, the social media location-based game, a brief explanation comes from their website: “We’re all about helping you find new ways to explore the city. We’ll help you meet up with your friends and let you earn points and unlock badges for discovering new places, doing new things and meeting … Continue reading Who’s the next mayor of Gleeson Library?
By now you might have seen a few of these funny looking things around Gleeson Library or the Lone Mountain Reading Room. They are called Quick Response (QR) codes. When scanned by a smart phone you can download all sorts of information. For example, if you scan the code to the right with your smart … Continue reading Quick Response Codes
I am confident that we are of a size and nimbleness that allow us to capitalize on the positive underpinnings beneath an iceberg that most folks can only see the tip of. This is a time for vision, imagination, energy and action tempered by a prudence that capitalizes on latent opportunities without jeopardizing the enterprise … Continue reading The Crisis in Higher Education: A Reading List
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently published a new, sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. You can find a copy of the manual at the library reference desk, on course reserve, and in the Gleeson library online catalog. Shortly after the new edition was released, news began to circulate about … Continue reading APA Publication Manual Sixth Edition Corrections
On behalf of the Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center it is my pleasure to extend an enthusiastic congratulation to the University of San Francisco’s 2009 graduating class. We applaud your achievements, and wish you great opportunities and success in your future endeavors. Tyrone H. Cannon Ed. D., Dean, University Libraries Did you know … Continue reading Congratulations Graduates!
Gleeson Library will have the 56th quadrennial Presidential Inauguration on TV live for community members to view in our Electronic Classroom and on the LCD display adjacent to the main library entrance. Please come on by the library the morning of January 20, 2009 and we’ll have the event going live. The library will start … Continue reading Obama Inauguration – Live at Gleeson Library
In conjunction with the dedication and opening of Kalmanovitz Hall, a sixteenth-century book from the Donohue Rare Book Room is featured in an exhibit showing the Jesuit history and presence at USF over the years. The title of the book is: A Particular Declaration or Testimony of the Undutifull and Traiterous Affection Borne Against her … Continue reading Rare Book Room Volume on Display at Kalmanovitz Hall
A new search engine launched yesterday has been causing quite a buzz. Cuil (pronounced “cool”), was founded by a couple of ex-Google employees and does a few things differently than other search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft (the big-three have about 90% of the search market). As you can see below, successful searches … Continue reading Taking on Google – Cuil