Horror-ble Halloween!

October 31st, 2019 by Debbie Benrubi No comments »

The library has a bunch of horror movies, and documentaries too, to put you in a scary mood. Stream ’em or pop a DVD in a player if you dare. Here are a few in our catalog:

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror — Traces the history of African Americans in horror. Filled with clips and powerful images, the film shows how popular horror films of each era reflect changing social norms. (streaming video – click the link to access.)

Ringu: Anthology of Terror — The four films from Japan that inspired The Ring. (DVDs – ask at library circulation desk.)

Nosferatu — In Werner Herzog’s rendition of the classic vampire tale, it is 1850 in the perfectly-kept town of Wismar when Jonathan Harker journeys over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman who identifies himself as Count Dracula. (DVD – ask at library circulation desk.)

Haze — Another film from Japan, experimental in its application, this short film promises to make even the most hardened horror connoisseur cringe in suspense. (streaming video – click the link to access.)

Get Out — A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. (DVD – ask at library circulation desk.)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari — A somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist’s influence in this German expressionist horror classic of the silent era. DVD also features a lengthy excerpt of “Genuine: a tale of a vampire,” a 1920 release. (DVD – ask at library circulation desk.)

Happy viewing!

New ebooks at Gleeson October 22, 2019

October 22nd, 2019 by Justine Withers No comments »

Opt for the best in businesses, labor, cities, and philosophical questions in recently purchased ebooks at Gleeson Library:

Unlimited users: An unlimited number of people can read or download the eBook at one time.
1 User: Only one person can read or download the eBook at a time.
3 User: Up to three people can read or download the eBook at a time.
Multiple copies: A certain number of loans are available each year. After a free browse period of ten minutes, downloading, copying or printing from the ebook is a loan.

Dead Hour Carn-Evil @ Gleeson Library

October 3rd, 2019 by varelaariana No comments »

Join us on the second floor of Gleeson Library on October 31st for a Halloween carnival from 12 – 1 pm.

There will be free food, games, mazes, scary stories, and tons of prizes! The grand prize is a gift card to the USF bookstore.

Gif of a person dressed up as Michael Myers from the movie Halloween. Person is dancing to inaudible music.

Come in your best costume to participate in the costume contest. There will also be a photo booth with props and spooky designs. Enter the maze into our haunted study room – if you dare!

Accessibility Information:
The second floor is accessible by the elevator and the stairwell. There are two wheelchair accessible, gender inclusive, single-stall restrooms. For additional information please contact Amy Gilgan at akgilgan@usfca.edu x6963.

New ebooks at Gleeson October 1, 2019

October 1st, 2019 by Justine Withers No comments »

Bodies, souls, life past and future in recently purchased ebooks at Gleeson Library:

Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals (unlimited users)

Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa (unlimited users)

The Past Before Us: Mo’oku’auhau as Methodology (unlimited users)

Are We Bodies or Souls? (multiple copies)

Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education: Mapping the Long View (unlimited users)

Limits of Westernization: American and East Asian Intellectuals Create Modernity, 1860-1960 (unlimited users)

For technical assistance in reading eBooks, read our guide Using Ebooks. https://guides.usfca.edu/using_ebooks

Unlimited users: An unlimited number of people can read or download the eBook at one time.
1 User: Only one person can read or download the eBook at a time.
3 User: Up to three people can read or download the eBook at a time.
Multiple copies: A certain number of loans are available each year. After a free browse period of ten minutes, downloading, copying or printing from the ebook is a loan.

Celebrating the Feast of St. Jerome

September 30th, 2019 by Colette Hayes No comments »

Monday, September 30th, is the Feast of St. Jerome, the patron saint of librarians, libraries, and scholars, including encyclopedists and translators. Gleeson Library | Geschke Center celebrates the Feast of St. Jerome each year. 

This year, I’m using the Feast of St. Jerome as an opportunity to reflect upon other librarians who have made an impact on my life, the library profession, and our world. I’ll be thinking about librarians whom I’ve worked with and who have mentored me, and librarians whom I’ve enjoyed learning about and have been inspired by (such as Anne Hadden, Pura Belpre, Arna Bontemps, Audre Lorde, Shiyali Ranganathan, Ross Atkinson, Carla Hayden, and SF locals Celeste West and Luis Herrera to name just a very few).

Cheers to St. Jerome! Cheers to Libraries and Librarians! And, most importantly, cheers to you — our blog readers and library users, the reason why libraries and our profession exists!

p.s. Here is a round-up of blog posts we’ve written about St. Jerome over the years:

Feast of St. Jerome

Who was St. Jerome

Saint Jerome and Fake News

Saints and Librarians

p.p.s. Since St. Jerome was considered the patron saint of encyclopedists, here is a link to the Gleeson Library’s excellent suite of online encyclopedia collections