Therapy Pups Return!

December 4th, 2018 by Fabiola Hernandez-Soto No comments »

Finals are upon us and that can only mean one thing…Furriends for Finals! The adorable therapy pups would like to help you de-stress as we close out the Fall Semester. Our SPCA AAT visits begin Wednesday, December 5th at 2PM.  Drop by Gleeson Lobby any time and stay as long as you’d like.

Visits will continue until the end of the week, concluding Monday of next week. Mark your calendars!

Gleeson Library Lobby

Wednesday, December 5  2PM-3:30PM
Thursday, December 6  2PM-3:30PM
Friday, December 7  2PM-3:30PM
Monday, December 10  2PM-3:30PM

Cast On and Tune Out

November 28th, 2018 by Fabiola Hernandez-Soto No comments »

Join us on Thursday, November 29 for a relaxing knitting circle. Come knit and meet library folks. Bring a project you are working on and de-stress with fellow Knitters. All levels welcome!

Thursday, November 29
11:45AM – 12:45PM
Thacher Gallery

Gleeson Library closed 11/15 – 11/16

November 16th, 2018 by jmariconi No comments »

Due to air quality issues, the Gleeson Library will be closed through Friday 11/16/18. Please check the library webpage at https://www.usfca.edu/library for any updates.

Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art by John T. Hawk

November 5th, 2018 by Gina Solares No comments »

Congratulations to Gleeson Library’s rare book librarian, John Hawk, on the publication of his book Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art, published by the Book Club of California.

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The book documents the work of Mallette Dean (1907-1975) who was a California artist, illustrator, and letterpress printer. Dean was a W.P.A. artist who contributed panels to Coit Tower; he also was a Federal Art Project printmaker whose works were widely exhibited in the 1930s and early 1940s. The Donohue Rare Book Room holds Dean’s archive of printed works and over 1,600 original blocks (wood engravings, linocuts, and woodcuts).

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John’s book documents Dean’s creative work including his prints, paintings, book illustrations, printed ephemera, bookplates, and printer’s devices. The book is heavily illustrated and will be an important reference for the artist and the history of the fine press book in California.

John’s book has been added to the library catalog and is available in the Rare Book Room; a digital copy will be added to the Library’s Scholarship Repository. For those interested in viewing Dean’s prints, the collection has been digitized and is available in the Library’s Digital Collections.

Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art by John T. Hawk

November 5th, 2018 by Gina Solares No comments »

Congratulations to Gleeson Library’s rare book librarian, John Hawk, on the publication of his book Mallette Dean, a Printmaker and His Art, published by the Book Club of California.

IMG_0415.jpg

The book documents the work of Mallette Dean (1907-1975) who was a California artist, illustrator, and letterpress printer. Dean was a W.P.A. artist who contributed panels to Coit Tower; he also was a Federal Art Project printmaker whose works were widely exhibited in the 1930s and early 1940s. The Donohue Rare Book Room holds Dean’s archive of printed works and over 1,600 original blocks (wood engravings, linocuts, and woodcuts).

IMG_0416.JPG

John’s book documents Dean’s creative work including his prints, paintings, book illustrations, printed ephemera, bookplates, and printer’s devices. The book is heavily illustrated and will be an important reference for the artist and the history of the fine press book in California.

John’s book has been added to the library catalog and is available in the Rare Book Room; a digital copy will be added to the Library’s Scholarship Repository. For those interested in viewing Dean’s prints, the collection has been digitized and is available in the Library’s Digital Collections.