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Gavin Newsom Book Discussion & Signing May 9

The Library is hosting a conversation with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom about his recently published book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government on Thursday, May 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., in the Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the Library. Jerry Eisman, Director of SF State’s Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, will begin the conversation with Gavin Newsom, followed by a question and answer period with the audience.
Copies of Gavin Newsom’s book will be available for purchase. During and following the book signing there will be a reception in the 4th floor area outside the Special Collections Reading Room.

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Add comment April 30th, 2013

Sutro Library: A Legacy Realized

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The San Francisco Branch of the California State Library

Sutro Library: A Legacy Realized
Celebrating Adolph Sutro’s 183rd Birthday.
Monday, April 29, 2013 from 1 – 3p.m.

J. Paul Leonard- Sutro Library
5th Floor Reading Room
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
www.library.ca.gov

1p.m.
Visual Presentation of Adolph Sutro’s Life
Question and Answer Session with Sutro Library Staff and Volunteers

2p.m.
Guest Speaker: California Scholar, Executive Director of the California State Library Foundation, and Emeritus Curator of Special Collections for the California State Library, Gary Kurutz. He will discuss: “From Pillar to Post: the Peregrinations of the Sutro Library, 1913-2013.”

Sponsored by the California State Library Foundation
www.cslfdn.org

With special thanks to the volunteers of the Sutro Library

Add comment April 24th, 2013

Labor Archive Photo Exhibit

Marching Through History
with Cesar Chavez and
the Farm Workers

A Photo Documentary
by Cathy Murphy

This powerful exhibit captures life in the fields and on the line for Cesar Chavez and members of the United Farm Workers (UFW). An official UFW photographer, Cathy Murphy was also very close to Chavez and her intimate images offer a human portrait of this iconic hero.

April 2 to September 30, 2013

Opening April 2, 5:00 to 7:00pm

J. Paul Leonard Library Gallery
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue, Room 460
San Francisco, CA 94132

Add comment March 22nd, 2013

African Library Project Book Drive

Learn about African library development and SF State’s book drive for a nursing library in rural Lesotho (Southern Africa).  This presentation (with refreshments!) will describe literacy challenges in Africa, the work of the African Library Project, and the Maluti Nursing School library, where science and nursing books are desperately needed.

Science Books for Lesotho:
African Library Project Book Drive Presentation

4-5pm in room 282 on Thursday November 15th

Add comment November 9th, 2012

Occupation! Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964

 

Civil rights demonstrations in San Francisco, 1964, Photo by Phiz Mezey

Civil rights demonstrations in San Francisco, 1964, Photo by Phiz Mezey

Beginning in 1963, massive civil disobedience actions swept through San Francisco. Demonstrations focused on discriminatory hiring practices that excluded African-Americans from employment equal to white workers and shook the city’s liberal image of itself.

Featuring photographs by Phiz Mezey, this collaborative exhibit presents selections from the San Francisco State’s Labor Archives and Research Center, University Archives, and Bay Area Television Archive, as well as the Public Library’s San Francisco History Center.

Occupation! is a unique collaboration between the Library and Museum Studies 730 graduate class on exhibition design, offering an opportunity to highlight Special Collections rare material while Museum Studies graduate students gain real world exhibition experience.

J. Paul Leonard Library
Special Collections Gallery, Room 462
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
November 1, 2012 – February 15, 2013

Nov 1 to Dec 23:  Mon-Wed 1-5pm and Thu 1-7pm
Jan 2 to Feb 15: Mon-Thu 1-5pm.

 

Add comment October 31st, 2012

Labor Archive 25th Anniversary!

Established in 1985 through a collaborative effort of historians, labor leaders and academics, the Labor Archives at San Francisco State University preserves and promotes the region’s rich working class history.

On May Day the Archives will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a program of music, theater, poetry, and San Francisco State Professor Robert Cherny speaking on local labor history.  There will also be a history fair with organizations such as the California Historical Society, San Francisco Maritime Museum, and Freedom Archives; a film screening of rare labor footage by Rick Prelinger from the Internet Archive; a recording booth with FoundSF where people can share their work and labor stories; and a bar-b-q and activities for kids (fire truck, stencils, etc) .  See attached flier for details and directions.

Add comment April 29th, 2011

Labor Archive Photo Exhibit

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Photo: Phiz Mezey

Occupation!
Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964
Opening Reception November 16, 4-7 pm

Rosenberg Library & Learning Resource Center
Second Floor Atrium (Madeline Haas Russell Gallery)
City College San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue
November 15, 2010 – April 15, 2011

Beginning in 1963, massive civil disobedience actions swept through San Francisco. Demonstrations focused on discriminatory hiring practices that excluded African-Americans from employment equal to white workers and shook the city’s liberal image of itself.

Featuring photographs by Phiz Mezey, this collaborative exhibit presents selections from the Labor Archives and Research Center and the archives at the San Francisco History Center. Curated by Nancy Arms Simon.

Labor Archive home page

Add comment November 9th, 2010

Digital Textbook Workshop for Faculty

Digital Textbooks Demystified: Sept. 17, 3:30-5pm

All faculty are welcome to this discussion on digital textbooks in Burk Hall 333.

Worried about the price of textbooks for your students? Unsure about the logistics of digital book technology, accessibility and distribution? This 90 minute workshop will help you find some answers. Experts from the J. Paul Library, the SFSU Bookstore and Academic Technology will help you explore how to find, select and assign digital books to your students, as well as report on trends in the textbook publishing industry and statewide digital textbook initiatives.

Given recent developments in California k-12 schools and the Google Books settlement we should have much to talk about! For more information contact Mira Foster mira@sfsu.edu or go to http://ctfd.sfsu.edu/workshops.htm.

1 comment September 14th, 2009

Labor Archive to Recognize Labor Folklorist

Archie Green

Archie Green

Celebrate the Life and Work
of Labor Folklorist
Archie Green

June 21, 2009
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University
1756 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

The Labor Archives and Research Center will host a celebration of the life and work of Archie Green. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to honor this proud union man and scholar who pioneered the field of ‘laborlore’ and successfully fought for the creation of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. more

2 comments June 16th, 2009

View James Baldwin Documentary, Take This Hammer, online

The Bay Area Television Archive recently digitized the 1964 KQED documentary, Take This Hammer, which features novelist, essayist and playwright James Baldwin interviewing community leaders in San Francisco’s predominantly African-American neighborhoods. View Take This Hammer in DIVA (45 minutes).

In response to the interest and positive feedback generated by users for Take this hammer, the TV Archive and DIVA will be making a related KQED documentary Losing just the same (1966) available to view online soon. This film examines the lives of an African-American family from West Oakland and: “Moves within the two overlapping worlds of the ghetto. The day to day physical reality and the world of dreams and fantasies of escape.”

Take this Hammer will also be screened at SF MOMA as part of the Richard Avedon Film Series on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Screening information.

Add comment June 9th, 2009

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