Archive for November, 2015

Illuminated Graduals in the Rare Book Room

November 23rd, 2015





On exhibition in the Donohue Rare Book Room through January 15th is Notes of Beauty, a selection of illuminated gradual leaves from the rare book collection. Graduals are liturgical works that were used by choirs during Mass. The vellum leaves are manuscripts; the notes, text, and decorations were all done by hand. The works on display date from the fifteenth to the sixteenth century.

The exhibition is curated by Fahimeh Rahravan, a Library Student Assistant and graduate student in the University’s Museum Studies program. Please consider attending a gallery talk at which the Guest Curator will be available to introduce the exhibition:

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m.

John Hawk
Head Librarian, Special Collections & University Archives

Public Libraries – Part of Our Lives

November 23rd, 2015
Looking for a great gift for a library lover? I recommend Part of Our Lives - A People's History of the Public Library by Wayne A. Wiegand which was published recently by Oxford University Press. Well researched and documented by Wiegand, America's foremost library historian, it will appeal to the general reader as well as the serious student of library history. As one who is particularly interested in public libraries and their history, I found it to be especially enjoyable. I was also fortunate to hear two presentations by Wiegand on his new book, and both were well received by the audiences. Wiegand is currently on a 30 plus city book tour to promote the book, and I hope you also have the opportunity to hear him.  

Share the Warmth: sock drive

November 20th, 2015

This holiday season, Gleeson Library wishes you much warmth and happiness. 

Help us share the warmth with our Gleeson Library, St Anthony’s Sock Drive.  Donate warm socks to someone in need.  Drop off socks at the Library anytime now until the end of finals. 

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Homeless men and women have limited access to clean socks, increasing the risk of infections that can cause serious health issues.  This season Gleeson Library is collecting clean new men’s socks, especially white athletic or outdoor socks to help St. Anthony’s socks in the city program give socks today!  Look for the “Sock Hamper” in the Gleeson Lobby 11/19/2015 through the end of finals

Please also join us for other Share the Warmth events

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November 17th, 2015
It’s that time again….GLEESON LIBRARY’S GAME DAY!!!

This coming Saturday November 21st from 2pm-7pm, come have some fun, play some video / board games, eat some pizza, and of course try your luck at some GIANT JENGA! Gleeson Library’s Game Day is a full day of fun in the library!! We’ll have video games projected on large screens throughout Gleeson Library’s Atrium and prizes for the winners of our video game competition! Xbox, PlayStation, GameCube and more! COME HAVE SOME FUN IN YOUR LIBRARY!!!

November 21st
Gleeson Library Atrium
Gleeson Library’s Game Day is brought to you by the Animation, Comics, and Video Games Club and Glesson Library!

Part of the American Library Association’s International Games Day!





International Education Week 2015

November 17th, 2015



This week (November 13-21st) is International Education Week at USF, and across the United States. IEW is a national celebration of education exchange.

International Education Week encourages American students to consider studying abroad and welcomes international students who are studying abroad here. The week reminds us that we are a global community that learns from the meaningful connections that we make with each other.

Here at Gleeson, we’re celebrating IEW with  a display and activity called “Only Connect,” which highlights letters, postcards, and mail art — with the idea that mail exchanges can be an exciting part of one’s study abroad experience, and have long helped to facilitate connections across continents and cultures. Look at an epistolary novel told in postcards and letters, write a note to a friend on a Gleeson Library postcard, or create some mail art of your own!

USF has several other IEW events planned this week. Check them out:



Friday, November 13. 6pm – 8:30pm, Presentation Theater & McLaren Complex

Culturescape is an annual event hosted by the International Student Association (ISA), with support from ISSS, that celebrates the international cultures at USF. The event is comprised of both cultural performances and cuisine from around the world.

Stories from Around the World

Tuesday, November 17. 2:30pm – 3:45pm, Lone Mountain, 100. In this signature event during International Education Week, international students recite short stories, folktales or proverbs from around the world, illustrating how various values are shared across cultures.

Global Trivia Night

Tuesday, November 17, 7pm – 8:30pm. Crossroads Cafe.

Test your international knowledge in this pub-style trivia event. Enjoy free snacks and win prizes!

Stories and Food From Home

Wednesday, November 18. 6pm – 7:30pm, Cultural Center.

Travel to four different countries and sample their food from the comfort of the UC.  Local students will share their stories and give you the inside scoop. Where will you travel next?

University Ministry Event

Thursday, November 17. time and location to be determined.

International Cup

Friday & Saturday, November 20-21, 2pm – 5pm, Negoesco Field, Koret.

All USF students, faculty, and staff are invited to compete in a friendly, campus wide soccer tournament. Teams are co-ed and participants may join as an individual or with a teammate. Teams will play 6 vs. 6 and the champions will receive a team trophy and individual prizes. Sign-up to play here!

USF’s Woven Identity: Mapping the Intersection of Home and Heritage

An interactive art installation showing the diverse backgrounds and identities of our campus community. View, admire and contribute at the Kalmanovitz Lobby!