Furriends for Finals Fall ’19

December 5th, 2019 by Fabiola Hernandez-Soto No comments »

Come relax and pet some lovable pups.

Prior to, in between or post your finals exams join us at Gleeson Library for some much needed Animal Assisted Interactions to help melt away the stress. Are you a student, staff or faculty? These trained therapy dogs along with their human owners will be here for you.

Brixton the Golden Retriever getting pets during Furriends for Midterms

Scheduled visits:
Monday December 9, 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday December 10, 2 PM – 3: 30 PM

Location:
Gleeson Library Lobby, First floor


Accessibility Information:

First floor is wheelchair accessible with gender binary restrooms. Gender neutral single-stall restrooms on second floor with wheelchair accessible single-stall on lower level by elevator. For additional information please contact Fabiola Hernandez at fhernandez1@usfca.edu x5673

Fog Catcher Zine Issue 2

December 2nd, 2019 by Anders Lyon No comments »

The Gleeson Library held its semesterly zine workshop on the evening of October 3. This time around, we partnered with Thacher Gallery whose exhibition at the time – Studio Misión: The Artist Studio as Medium by René Yañez – showcased the artist’s sketchbooks, collage, and communal approach to art. These themes tied in very nicely with the aesthetic and community aspects of zine making, so we set up the workshop in the gallery’s main hallway.

Students making zines
Zine workshop attendees flickr photo by USF SLE

And it was a great turnout! We had around 45 people attend throughout the evening, showing up in waves which was perfect due. Folks from an MFA in Writing class stopped by, and several people from the USFCA Prism student group made zines. It was also great to see some familiar faces from previous zine workshops. We even had some folks express interest in possibly creating a zine club on campus.

Attendees were free to create whatever kind of zine they wanted and by the end of the night we had a handful of donations. We also had a number of folks create and submit a page for our collaborative zine, Fog Catcher. Participants were asked that their contributions be inspired by the art of René Yañez, the artist whose work was on display in Thacher Gallery. We have compiled this edition of Fog Catcher (Issue #2, Fall 2019) and free copies are available at the Gleeson Zine Library!

Fog Catcher display
Fog Catcher Issue #2 display next to Gleeson Zine Library

The Gleeson Zine Library is on the second floor of Gleeson Library and is accessible by elevator and stairs. More information about the collection can be found at https://guides.usfca.edu/zines

Thanks giving

November 27th, 2019 by Debbie Benrubi No comments »

Many of us celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to gather with family and friends, have a feast, and practice gratitude or a little football. For some, though, Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of how Native Americans’ land and their very lives have been under assault for hundreds of years. The indigenous history of “the first Thanksgiving” might surprise you. To help bring Native voices to your Thanksgiving celebrations, here are some films produced by Native people from Vision Maker Media, viewable free via the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.*

We in San Francisco are on the traditional territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone. (If you want to know who the people are who lived in your area before you, so you can thank them, naturally there’s an app for that.)

*Find links to lots more free, open access films and media on the library’s website.

Yoga and DIY Holiday Ornaments

November 27th, 2019 by Fabiola Hernandez-Soto No comments »

Join us on Tuesday, December 17 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Atrium of Gleeson Library.

Get your holiday spirit on with Gleeson Library and GoUSF!

Go Relax with library yoga led by Ava, then create your own personalized holiday air-dry clay ornaments. Give it as a gift for that special someone or a gift for yourself, because you are special too! Drop in when you can.

Supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and your craftiness.

Gold leafed pine cone next to gold glitter star and rock on top of block of wood

Accessibility Information:

First floor is wheelchair accessible with gender binary restrooms. Gender neutral single-stall restrooms on second floor with wheelchair accessible single-stall on lower level by elevator. For additional information please contact Fabiola Hernandez at fhernandez1@usfca.edu x5673

Gourd-geous Literary Pumpkins Grace Gleeson

November 20th, 2019 by Justine Withers No comments »

Gleeson’s Halloween Carnival, October 31, 2019, displayed entries to our Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Given a small pumpkin, a piece of cardboard, and some bits and baubles, Gleeson staff members created imaginative homages to literature. Carnival attendees voted and… the sash goes to…

The Exorcist by Eric Shappy

Runner Up “Everyone in this category is an inspiration” You’ll Float Too by Angelina Miramontes

From His Heart’s Deep Care, a lovely tribute to Paul Dunbar and Maya Angelou by Colette Hayes

Clockwork Orange by Matt Collins

The Great Gourdsby by Claire Sharifi and a deceptively friendly Pennywise by Courtney Crother

Two tributes to Edgar Allen Poe: Poe by Ashy Arumugam and Khushbu Sharma and Quoth the Raven…Nevermore by Anonymous