(Click to enlarge) Collection Growth compiled by Carmen Fernandez-Baybay, Office of the Dean, Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center Library Space Use by M. Kotlanger, SJ, USF Archivist Image designed by Kelci Baughman McDowell Continue reading Library Milestones
Celebrate the Fall Classic and “America’s favorite pastime” in the Donohue Rare Book Room with a special program on the history of baseball. On October 7th the Gleeson Library will welcome University of San Francisco Professor of Politics, Robert Elias, who will give an illustrated lecture entitled “The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. … Continue reading Baseball in the Rare Book Room
Hello! The USF Book Club is joining the city of San Francisco in the One City | One Book program by reading ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers. We will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 12-1 pm in the seminar room of Gleeson Library (#209) **New Location** USF Community Garden, just … Continue reading USF Book Club: Zeitoun
Its official – students, faculty and staff can now check out a Kindle at Gleeson Library. Because the Kindle will likely be quite popular for the next few weeks, the best way to borrow it is to make a reservation (we call it a booking). To make a booking, you need to stop by Gleeson … Continue reading Borrow a Kindle @ Gleeson Library
Greetings! The USF Book Club’s next pick is The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. We picked this book to support the USF Reading Project, which is examining a mural by Diego River as the selection for this year. That’s not the only way Gleeson is supporting the USF Reading Project. Government Information Librarian Carol Spector has … Continue reading USF Book Club: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Over here in Gleeson we’ve purchased 1 Kindle and 3 iPads that we are getting ready to loan to patrons. Yep, that’s right — soon you’ll be able to check out this hardware from the Circulation Desk for 5 days. Are you excited? I sure am! Anyone have thoughts or a wish list related to … Continue reading The e-readers are coming! The e-readers are coming!
UPDATE, 8/16/2010: It seems like the weather tomorrow may not be very pleasant, so we’ll meet indoors, not in the community garden. See you in the seminar room of Gleeson Library, #209. ———————————————————————- Hello! At Book Club we decided to expand our horizons with a poetry selection for August. I suggested a book I read … Continue reading USF Book Club: Breakfast with Thom Gunn
Hello everyone! From what I hear, Isabel Allende is an amazing writer so it’s high time Book Club read one of her books. Island Beneath the Sea is her newest and it is an historical novel that largely takes place in Haiti, so it is appropriate to the times. Opening in Saint Domingue a few … Continue reading USF Book Club: Island Beneath the Sea by Allende
I happened to catch an encore airing of Philsophy Talk’s annual Summer Reading Episode a few weeks ago which gave me some fresh recommendations, such as The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, which I am definitely planning on checking out soon. One thing one of the featured guests said was that he considers … Continue reading Summer 2010: What are you reading?
Thanks to the recommendation of one of my MFA classmates, I started reading The Archivist by Martha Cooley a few weeks ago. She was right to recommend it to me — it brings together my two worlds: poetry and libraries. Most of the novel centers around the letters between TS Eliot and his American confidante … Continue reading USF Book Club: The Archivist