The iPads and the Kindle have been extremely popular. Thank you! Two things we’ve heard from people who have checked them out from the library so far – they are difficult to get and the reservation process is confusing. We hear you. To make borrowing one of these devices a little easier: We have ordered … Continue reading iPad and Kindle Updates – Good News!
Happy New Year! The USF Book Club has selected its next book. We are reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and will meet on Thursday, March 3, 2011 to discuss it. We’ll be in the seminar room (#209) of Gleeson Library from 12 noon – 1 pm. This book is somewhat longer than our … Continue reading USF Book Club: Cutting for Stone
The Donohue Rare Book Room’s Chertsey Breviary, a fourteenth-century liturgical manuscript, was recently digitized and is now available online in the Library’s Digital Collections. The vellum manuscript is a psalter, a volume containing the Book of Psalms. Psalters were frequently owned by wealthy individuals and were often richly illuminated. The Donohue Rare Book Room manuscript, … Continue reading Chertsey Breviary Digitized
[Information about Locke’s memorial fund has been added at the bottom of this post.] Locke was Head of Collections, Reference & Research here at Gleeson Library, and his impact has been widely felt, both professionally and personally. The character and service of the Library’s Reference Department as it exists today is largely due to Locke’s … Continue reading Locke Morrisey
Hello book lovers and library patrons! The USF Book Club has selected its final title for 2010: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. We will meet on Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 from 12-1 pm in the electronic classroom of Gleeson Library, which is room #139. Better pick up this book fast! It’s insanely popular right now … Continue reading USF Book Club: The Help by Stockett
Hello! The USF Book Club will read and discuss Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons for our November selection. We will meet on November 17, 2010 from 12 noon – 1 pm in the seminar room (#209) of Gleeson Library. Feel free to bring your lunch! How to get the book: since Gleeson’s copy is … Continue reading USF Book Club: Cold Comfort Farm
Three John Muir manuscripts from the Donohue Rare Book Room have been added to the Gleeson Library Digital Collections. John Muir (1938-1914) was a naturalist and key advocate of preserving wilderness areas in the western United States. His writings inspired the U.S. Congress to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and King’s Canyon National … Continue reading Muir Manuscripts Digitized
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
On Tuesday, October 19th at noon, University Professor of Art + Architecture and Director of the Thacher Gallery, Thomas Lucas, S.J., will give an illustrated lecture in the Donohue Rare Book Room. The talk will highlight the current Thacher Gallery exhibition “Galleons and Globalization: California Mission Arts and the Pacific Rim” which explores the lively … Continue reading Galleons and Globalization Program
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!