New books on display in the library

The Business Writer’s Companion.
Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw and Walter E. Oliu. HF 5718.3 B79 2014.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.
The University of Chicago. Z 253 U69 2010

How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-based Medicine, 5th ed.
Trisha Greenhalgh. R 118.6 G74 2014

Social and Personal Ethics, 8th ed.
William H. Shaw. BJ 1012 S45 2014

Therapeutic Games and Guided Imagery: Tools for Mental Health and School Professionals Working with Children, Adolescents, and Their Families, Vols. 1 and 2.
Monit Cheung. RJ 505P6 C54 2006

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5th ed. José L. Galvan. H 61.8 G34 2013

Please come see the New Books display in the library.

Writing tutor available Wednesdays through summer

After a successful run during spring semester, writing tutor Mark Dowdy will be available through summer from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays to help students with writing. Mark, who is also a lecturer in San José State University’s English department, offers editing and writing help as well as paper draft reviews. No appointment is necessary, but students can email him at to arrange a time to meet.

Beginning this fall, the Writing Center plans to provide writing consultants at all four branch campuses.

President Obama returns to San José today

It’s suddenly become very quiet around the Plaza de César Chávez as the streets surrounding the park are cleared of traffic and patrolled by more law enforcement officers in cars and on motorcycles. President Obama landed in Mountain View about 20 minutes ago and is rumored to be on his way to the Fairmont Hotel across the plaza from USF’s San José campus.

Come to the library for a perfect view of the presidential motorcade.

Graduates! Sign up for an alumni library card


Congratulations on completing your program! Keep learning through USF libraries with an alumni library card.

Alumni may access the library’s databases from within the library. Find out more about online databases you can access from home here. Alumni may also use branch libraries at the discretion of the branch library staff. Because there are fewer resources in the regions, priority is given to currently enrolled students and teaching faculty. Please call or email in advance to find out the best times to drop in or get help.

Apply for alumni borrowing privileges at the Gleeson Library circulation desk on the main campus. Pay with cash or by check. For more information, visit the Alumni and Visitors Web page.

New books include legal “Redbook”

This month’s new books includes “The Redbook,” about California law relating to minors. Come check them out at the library.

Addiction Treatment Homework Planner. James R. Finley and Brenda S. Lenz. RC 564.15 F555 2014

The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relationships. Joseph Micucci. RJ 503M495 2009

California Law Relating to Minors, 2014 edition, “The Redbook”. Phil Kauble, ed. KFC 111 M5 K28 2014

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Groups. Peter J. Bieling, Randi E. McCabe and Martin M. Antony. RC 489 C63 B54 2006

Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists. Lee Williams, Todd M. Edwards, JoEllen Patterson and Larry Chamow. RC 488.5 E78 2001.

Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong. Louis P. Pojman and James Fieser. BJ 1012 P65 2012

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd. ed.  William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. RC 533 M56 2013

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents . Russell A. Barkley. RJ 506 H9 B373 2013

Writing tutor available Mondays and Wednesdays

San José campus students now have writing help two days a week. Mark Dowdy, who also teaches writing and English at San José State University, is on hand Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. to help undergraduate and graduate students in all programs with paper reviews, writing, editing and other writing help.

No appointment is necessary but you can email Prof. Dowdy at

New MFT books arrive in library

Counseling psychology students in particular will be interested in these new books:

  • Aging and Mental Health, 2nd ed. RC 451.4 A5 S66 2011
  • Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs. RM 315 C55 2014
  • Couples on Treatment, 3rd ed. RC 488.5 W44 2014
  • MFT Exam Study Guide: Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Marriage and Family Therapy Exam. RC 488.5 M14 2014
  • Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive Guide to Treating Mental Disorders. RC 480S342 2014
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013. HA 202 Un58 2013
  • The World Almanac 2014. AY 67 N5 W92 2014
  • The Addiction Treatment Planner.  RC 564.15 P47 2014
  • The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. RJ 503 J665 2014
  • Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner. RC 480.5 J664 2014
  • The Adult Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner. RC 480.5 J663 2014
  • The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. RJ 504 J66 2014
  • The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. RC 480.5 J664 2014
  • The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner.  RC 455.4 L53 K56 2012
  • The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner. LB 1027.55 K63 2012


Remote Access Down During Planned Power Outage on Sunday, March 9

USF Facilities Management will cut off power to all of lower campus on Sunday, March 9th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to complete important work on the co-generation plant.

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center will be open during its regularly scheduled hours on March 9th despite the power outage. Our aim is to provide a warm, dry place to study. We urge users to stay by windows and go only where they are comfortable within the library. Please remember no library equipment that requires electricity will be functional on March 9th—there will be no USF Wireless, no computing in the library’s labs, and no printing.

The power outage will also impact on-campus and off-campus access to our electronic resources. Regardless of being at home or at USF, users will not be able to access our online catalog, Ignacio, nor any of our online databases on March 9th. Once power is restored to the lower campus, we will work to get access restored as soon as possible.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. We thank you for your understanding.

Check out new counseling and education books

Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families by Sari H. Dworkin and Mark Pope, eds. American Counseling Association: Alexandria, VA, 2012. HQ 76.25 C377 2012 C.3

Child Development: A Practitioner’s Guide, 3rd. ed. by Douglas Davies. The Guilford Press: New York, 2011. HV 713 D375 2011 c.2

Going Back to School Without Going Broke: 501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, LB 2337.4 T36 2013

Handbook of Learning Disabilities by H. Lee Swanson, Karen R. Harris, and Steve Graham, eds. The Guilford Press: New York, 2013. LC 4704 H364 2013 C. 2

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, 3rd ed. by Joseph Ponterotto, J. Manuel Casas, Lisa A Suzuki and Charlene Alexander. SAGE Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, CA, 2010. BF 636.7 C76 H36 2010 c.2

Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Understanding Children Who Struggle in School by Deborah P. Waber. The Guilford Press: New York, 2010. LG 4704 W3 2010

Scholarship Handbook 2014 by CollegeBoard: New York, 2014. LB 2338 C597 2014 c. 2

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team GET UNSTUCK to GET RESULTS by Roger Schwarz. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 2013. HD 66 S394 2013

Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2014. HA 202 UN58 2014 c.4

Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-Interest, 2nd. Ed. by Peter Block. Berrett-Koehler Publishers: San Francisco, 2013. HD 31 B54 2013

Congratulations, 12SSBMPA and 13FSBM cohorts!

Congratulations to San José campus 12SSBMPA and 13FSBM cohorts! some of us from the San José campus will be there at commencement on December 13 to see you receive you hard-earned diplomas.

Don’t stop now! Keep your library access. For $20 a year, USF alumni may purchase a Special Access Only library card and retain access to USF libraries. For $50 a year, USF Alumni may purchase a Special Access / Borrowing card and borrow books and materials. Just visit the Gleeson Library on the main campus with your ID.

Best of luck and please keep in touch.