Celebrating the Feast of St. Jerome

September 30th, 2019 by Colette Hayes Leave a reply »

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



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