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
The complex, daily work of an academic library could not be easily completed without the support of our industrious team of student workers. This afternoon, Gleeson Library staff, librarians, and the Dean’s Office, honored our wonderful, hard-working, student assistants with an end-of-the-year appreciation party. This spring semester in particular, our party felt a little more … Continue reading The Student Assistant Appreciation Party, Spring 2010
Hello! The USF Book Club continues our theme of less traumatizing novels by selecting Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey for our May pick. It’s a classic… and I’m ashamed to admit that I have never finished a book by Jane Austen even though I was an English major and I have an MFA in Writing. 2010 … Continue reading USF Book Club: Northanger Abbey
Hello everyone! April 11 – 17, 2010 is National Library Week. National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians. This year’s theme and focus is on the many ways libraries support local communities. Here at Gleeson many of our events, displays, and exhibitions give library goers an … Continue reading Communities Thrive @ Gleeson
April 1 is almost here… and with it comes the start of National Poetry Month 2010! Here at Gleeson we are celebrating National Poetry Month by doing a couple things. First we’re putting up a display of cool books written by California and Bay Area poets and books of poems written about California and the … Continue reading National Poetry Month @ Gleeson