Archive for May, 2013
This week, in preparation for a library construction project, we will be moving books with call numbers U – Z, and folios, to storage for a few months. USF students, staff and faculty will be able to request books from storage using the “request it” link or “request” button in the library catalog (see screenshots below). Requests will take approximately 5 days to arrive at Gleeson. These books will check out for usual loan periods. Thanks, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
“Recently, the Education Department issued a controversial ‘blueprint’ for dealing with sexual harassment that could expose colleges that follow it to First Amendment lawsuits and redefine every flirtation and request to go out on a date as potential sexual harassment. It rejects decades of court rulings by declaring that any unwelcome speech or conduct of a sexual nature is harassment, even if it would not offend a reasonable person.
“By defining speech as reportable ‘sexual harassment’ even when it does not offend a reasonable person, the Education Department has cast a dark cloud over academic freedom and the ability to debate important issues about sexual morality, norms, and roles that may offend some listeners.” Read the full article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Library provides access to The Chronicle of Higher Education to all USF faculty, staff, and students.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle is a nine-time finalist for the National Magazine Awards, and one of its columnists was a finalist for a 2005 Pulitzer Prize. The Chronicle has also received honors from the Education Writers Association, the Society of News Design, the EPpy Awards, and the Webby Awards, among others. In 2007 The Chronicle was ranked in the 10 most credible news sources by Erdos & Morgan, a widely used survey of thought leaders in the United States. The Utne Reader that year named The Chronicle for “best political coverage” among independent newspapers.
We’ll miss all of our student assistants and student users over the summer. If you’re taking classes and/or hanging out in the city, though, we’ll be open so please come on by!