Hey All! Here’s a spooky movie review from Tatum Myers, student assistant at the Reference Desk. A perfect start to the day’s festivities! In honor of Halloween and the 40 year anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween, I made it my mission to watch all 10 movies in the Halloween franchise. While I could on and … Continue reading Halloween Franchise Movie Review
Hey All, Here are some media recommendations from the students over at the Reference Desk. The students recommended two books and a movie suitable for a long weekend with some extra lounging time. 1. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green This book is proof that it’s definitely possible to like and dislike a … Continue reading Fall Break Media Recommendations
At our yearly Student Assistant Orientation held this past Sunday, August 26th, one of the “ice breaker” activities for the Reference Student Assistants was to discuss a book read over the summer. Here’s a list of the books we read and some of our thoughts on them. 1. Love in the Time of Cholera – … Continue reading Reference Students’ Summer Reading List
Here is a guest post from Jacqueline Cao, a student assistant in the Reference Department. Spring is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate National Wildflower Week by taking time to notice the vibrant blooms throughout the United States. National Wildflower Week is celebrated during the first full week of May. This week commemorates … Continue reading Happy National Wildflower Week from Gleeson Library!
In honor of Women’s History Month and in light of the critiques of the exclusivity of the Women’s March, I created a display next to the Reference Desk about the experience of trans folk, with emphasis placed on trans women of color. The 2017 Women’s March focused on a genital-based feminism where womanhood was linked … Continue reading Spotlight on Trans Women
The following book reviews were written by student assistants in the Reference & Research Services Department here in the library. We hope they inspire you to pick up a good book! NW, reviewed by Brianna Cockett-Mamiya Zadie Smith’s 2012 novel NW follows the lives of four different characters — Natalie, Leah, Felix, and Nathan — … Continue reading Book Reviews from Students
Looking for some reading recs? The Reference & Research Services student assistants have a few for you! We Should All Be Feminists, reviewed by Malia Okoh Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists is a slim volume containing an essay based on her 2013 TED Talk. The essay exposes Adichie’s experiences with racism growing up in Nigeria and … Continue reading Student Book Reviews
“I earned my current position at Columbia University with the skills I learned at Gleeson Library…” Commencement’s coming quickly, which means that a great, new group of USF students — including many of the library’s fantastic student assistants — will graduate! Our alums go on to do great things, and we love to hear about their … Continue reading Gleeson’s Graduates: Where are they now?
A couple weeks ago, I posted some book reviews written by student assistants that work in Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. Here are some more to get you excited about future reads. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, reviewed by Ariana Varela This memoir by Susannah Cahalan depicts the life of the author, a young … Continue reading What Are the Students Reading? Spring 2015 edition, part 2
A couple weeks ago I shared what some of the students workers in the library read over the summer. Here is the next batch to inspire some extracurricular reading for you as well! Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, reviewed by Hannah Bunting Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See is based in nineteenth-century China in … Continue reading What Are the Students Reading? (part 2)