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The 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

June 28th, 2019
A photo of a neon sign that says The Stonewall Inn.
“New York City Wanderings” by Jason Pier in DC is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of an important moment in the fight for civil rights in the United States. In 1969, the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, New York City was known as a safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. In the early morning of Saturday, June 28 of that year, police forcefully raided Stonewall and started making arrests. Fed up with being unfairly targeted, discriminated against, and criminalized, many people at Stonewall that night pushed back against the raid and arrests. The uprising at Stonewall continued locally into the following days, inspired Pride celebrations and parades nationally the following summer and beyond, and energized awareness of and activism for LGBTQ rights. 

We’ve gathered some library resources and other web links in remembrance of this event and all of those who have fought for LGBTQ rights and social justice before, at, and after Stonewall. 



Current and Archival Periodical Databases:

LGBT Magazine Archive: Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. 

Independent VoicesIndependent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. 

Additional Web Resources:

New ebooks June 26, 2019

June 26th, 2019

Are resource-rich countries exposed to the “curse” of distorted economic signals and civil conflict? Will your voice studies help with gossip or with intercultural communications and foreign relations? And what do you know about Charles Brockden Brown? Find out in recently purchased ebooks at Gleeson Library:

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Summer 2019 Library Hours

May 22nd, 2019

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center Hours
Summer 2019

Monday, May 20 – Sunday, August 11

Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed


Memorial Day  – Monday, May 27 Closed
Friday, May 31 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 1 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Independence Day – Thursday, July 4 Closed

Monday, August 12 – Monday, August 19

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed


Fall Welcome Mass – Sunday, August 18 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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SPCA Therapy Dogs at Gleeson!

May 13th, 2019

Our “Furriends for Finals” begins today!

Today, tomorrow and Wednesday come by Gleeson Library|Geschke Center to meet the awesome SPCA volunteers and their therapy dogs who want to give you some love. Come at 2PM, stay as long as you’d like, and come back on the following days. The therapy dogs are trained to help you with the stress and anxiety that come up during this time of the semester.

Gleeson Library Lobby
Monday, May 13 2:00PM-3:30PM
Tuesday, May 14 2:00PM-3:30PM
Wednesday, May 15 2:00PM-3:30PM

Student Social Justice Exhibit: Sexual Health

April 30th, 2019

USF, your sexual health matters. With this as their guiding message, USF seniors Ilana Shoyket and Hannah Cobb have created a library display on sexual health in conjunction with their campus wide “Get Tested” campaign. Get Tested is a social marketing campaign that informs USF students about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), encourages testing for STIs, and connects students to nearby testing centers and sexual health clinics. The goal is to empower students to claim their sexual health. Ilana and Hannah explain that the campaign is in response to “the desperate need of inclusive sexual health care as we do not have an on-campus clinic nor free contraceptive/sexual protection on campus.” Many thanks to Ilana and Hannah for their expertise and efforts in designing this informative display!

Gleeson Library invites USF students to create library displays on social justice issues near and dear to you. You come up with the idea and design your own signage. The library will supply the space and the books. Sound intriguing? We’d love to hear from you. Please email to collaborate on a student social justice exhibit.