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Move your body for a fun competition!

USF is participating against other Jesuit universities (aka AJCU) in a national GoMove challenge for the month of February, and you are invited to help us compete!

Use this site to register and log your minutes of "intentional movement":


Fabi, Claire, Kelci, and a host of other Gleeson people are doing the same over on the Faculty & Staff site.

Remember to put GLEESON as your affiliation when you register!

Please join us!


Spring Break 2017

It's never too early to start thinking about Spring Break!

By Tobias Alt, Tobi 87 - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3827503

Spring Break 2017 is Sunday, March 12 - Saturday, March 18. During this time, I have suspended regular shifts. You are free to go somewhere and have an awesome break!

If you do decide to stick around, I have a limited amount of shifts that are up for grabs that week. Take a look at the calendar and let Kelci know if you want to claim any of them. She will collect responses until the end of February and then assign those shifts.

If you have Spring Break plans and need to miss work on Saturday, March 11 or Sunday, March 19, just let Kelci know but you probably don't have to find a substitute for yourself.


New Place for your "I" lanyards

Hi everyone!

I put up a hanger for your green "i" lanyards so you can keep your own for your use only (not share the same ones with everyone). I advise you to put a pin or make a small mark on the medallion to customize yours for easy recognition. If you want to make a custom pin, reach out to librarian Colette.

If you can't find your original "i" lanyard, it may be in your folder, which is in the storage closet upstairs on the 2nd floor. Take a look there. If you still can't find it, let Kelci know.

Feel free to use put your lanyard on the hanger after each shift, and take it down at the beginning of your shift.


Welcome back for Spring 2017!

Welcome back from break! We are rocking and rolling into the spring 2017 semester. I hope you all had a restful, good winter break and are ready to tackle the new year!

I don't have much to say -- business as usual is continuing on pretty much here at the library.

By Marco Bonomo - https://unsplash.com/photos/Sa7787z58VQ/, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48736202

Just want to mention a couple things:

~ Remember that you accrue sick time in accordance with the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and you can use it if you need to miss work because of illness or medical appointment. Check your balance in myUSF, and record it on your timesheet in the row titled "paid sick leave" if the situation arises. Kelci will not add it to your timesheet for you; you must add it yourself.

~ Please participate in the 2017 Vision Board display in the library foyer! It will be up until Sunday, January 29. You can make your own vision board on the cardstock provided (on the granite counter), and/or contribute to our collective 2017 vision on the blue foam board. Help yourself to supplies to cut out images.

Fight Fake News

I encourage you all to head over to the Gleeson Gleanings blog and read Carol's post on the topic of discerning fake news from real news. You can get an hour on your timesheet if you leave a comment on the post with any relevant tips or anecdotes, or any meaningful discussion of one of the news articles she linked at the bottom.
You are required to leave a comment on this post so Kelci knows you are aware of the scheduling protocols.

By Külli Kolina - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49113249

With the online manual and embedded calendar working well for us this semester, we are going to try using it to arrange shifts for finals and winter intercession, which is different than we've done it in the past. (We won't use the paper calendar we've used in the past.)

Please carefully consult the schedule calendar and then follow these protocols:


• You are expected to work your normal shifts until the last day of finals, Thursday, December 15, 2016.
• If you cannot work one of your normal shifts, please email Kelci the info about the shifts you can't work so she can mark it as "needing coverage" on the calendar for others to see.
• Then, email your coworkers asking if anyone can cover.
• There are some open shifts during finals -- take a look at the calendar with an eye out for shifts labeled "Up for grabs." Let Kelci know if you want any of those. They are first come, first served.

After the semester ends and winter intersession:

• There are open shifts on Friday, December 16 -- Thursday, December 22, as well as during intersession from Tuesday, January 3 -- Friday, January 20.
• Take a look at the calendar and likewise let Kelci know if there are any shifts you want to sign up for -- all open shifts are marked "Up for grabs."
• These shifts are also available on a first come, first served basis.
• As usual, let Kelci know of any difficulties or questions you may have.


Spring 2017 Schedules + Winter Break

Hi everyone!

I know Spring registration begins next week, so it's time to start thinking about your work schedule for Spring. Once you've registered, please download this Word document by using the arrow at the top right of the screen, fill it out, and email it back to Kelci in Word format.

By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42540203

The last day of the current semester schedule is Thursday, December 15.

Winter break schedule covers Friday, December 16 -- Saturday, January 21. (The library is closed December 23 - January 2.) If you are interested in working during this time, please let Kelci know.

The first day of the Spring semester schedule will be Monday, January 23.


Panic Button

There is now a "panic button" under the ledge of your side of the Reference Desk. Pressing it conveys a direct message to the Department of Public Safety. Use it if you find your safety threatened. If you accidentally press it, you can call Public Safety to cancel it at 415-422-4222.

Tracking Computer Problems - Spreadsheet

We're back to the grind of tracking crashed or frozen computers. We had an iMac get stuck on the boot-up screen this morning, so let's start keeping a record of our intervention with computers in the Reference Room.

Click here to access the spreadsheet

By Charlesjsharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0

Feel free to track issues with Mac Minis, PCs, or iMacs on the spreadsheet, but I suspect most of the issues will occur on the iMacs.


New Popular Reading Collection

You'll notice a new location in the catalog:

Please see the blog post about Gleeson's new Popular Reading Collection over at Gleeson Gleanings to get the full scoop and find out where these books are kept.

It's pretty cool!


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