From the Vault 04(02)

From the Vault is a series highlighting recent projects, research, and interesting finds from the Special Collections & University Archives department at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. This post features the Reparative and Inclusive Description (RID) Survey Scholar internship. This fall, Zoe Hume, currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation at Florida State … Continue reading From the Vault 04(02)

Changing the subject at USF

Reducing harmful language in library catalogs A wonderful documentary called Change the Subject is now available to watch free on YouTube and the Dartmouth College Library website. The film relates the story of a group of students whose fight for justice in their educational environment took them from the library to the halls of Congress. … Continue reading Changing the subject at USF

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

New Book Areas

The Ignacio Catalog now displays the status “New Book Areas” for all the new material displayed in Gleeson Library! There are three New Book Areas to browse. The first New Book Areas is located just west of the main entrance between the Circulation and Reference desks. The second highlights new art books, and is located … Continue reading New Book Areas

GAO Reports

Looking for in-depth analysis of a federal program you’ve heard about in the news? Then you’ll be really pleased to discover the reports issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Sometimes referred to as the “congressional watchdog,” GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer … Continue reading GAO Reports

Do Mandrakes Really Scream? (and other online government documents!)

Starting immediately the library’s catalog, Ignacio, will include records that link to online U.S. government documents that are not distributed in print. This is a critical new service for USF because the U.S. government is increasingly distributing information solely online, and discovering these documents can be very difficult without the help of a catalog. The … Continue reading Do Mandrakes Really Scream? (and other online government documents!)