The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library
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Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Encyclopaedia Judaica
Encyclopedia of Buddhism
New Catholic Encyclopedia
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Vicki Rosen


Head of Distance Learning Services and Branch Libraries

Office: Gleeson 102
Phone: (415) 422-5387

Primary Liaison Areas:
College of Professional Studies
Visual & Performing Arts (except Architecture).

Secondary Liaison Areas:
Architecture and Community Design, Counseling Psychology, Executive MBA, Psychology, Teacher Education (Graduate), Sport Management.

About Me:
Born Cleveland, OH, raised Philadelphia, PA.
Associate of Arts, Art History, American College (now University) in Paris (1969); Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San Francisco State University (1976); Certificate in Library Technology, City College of San Francisco (1978); and Masters in Library and Information Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1983).

Mechanics’ Institute Library, downtown San Francisco, Library Assistant, 1979-83. USF Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, temporary Periodicals Department Head, 1983-84; Gifts & Exchange Librarian and Reference Librarian, 1984; Reference Librarian, 1984- present; Coordinator of Off-Campus Services, 1989-2000; Head of Distance Learning Services and Branch Libraries, 2000 to present.

My primary responsibility is to oversee the library operations at USF’s branch campuses in Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Jose, and Santa Rosa; and the department’s Document Delivery service. Each summer I meet with the new Sport Management cohort in Orange, CA. In addition to my Visual & Performing Arts liaison duties, I continue to work in the Reference & Research Services Department and am also responsible for the wayfinding and signage in Gleeson/Geschke. I enjoy contributing to the “library as place”.

Professional Interests:
CARL (the California Academic Libraries & Research Association and California chapter of the American Library Association division, Association of College and Research Libraries). I’m also active with the AJCU Conferences of Deans of Adult & Continuing Education and Information Technology Management. Favorite web 2.0 tool: wikis.