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

Faculty Requests

Everything’s coming up shiny and fresh with the start of the academic year — new and returning students, new classes, and hot-off-the-press syllabi with library resources to back them up. Faculty, please make your requests for library acquisitions and library instruction as early as possible, to give library staff the time we need to get … Continue reading Faculty Requests

Poets of Color

Gleeson Library is celebrating National Poetry Month (April) with a display in the lobby foyer of American Poets of Color. We have a couple objectives for the theme of this year’s display: 1) to hear from the poets on the topics of racism, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination because poetry is often less rhetorically charged than … Continue reading Poets of Color

Farewell, Kathy

Eric Ewen, Head of Cataloging, wrote the following piece on the recent retirement of Kathy Woo, Head of Acquisitions. Our beloved colleague Kathleen Ann Magri Woo joined the Gleeson Library as an assistant cataloger at precisely 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 1974.  On the ecclesiastical calendar it was the Feast of St. Gregory the … Continue reading Farewell, Kathy