The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library
Library with Yellow Flowers
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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Amy Gilgan

Reference Librarian / Liaison to the School of Education

Amy staff picture, Amy holding sign that says librarians against displacement

Phone: (415) 422-6963

Primary Liaison Areas:  
Catholic Ed Leadership, Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Human Rights Education, International and Multicultural Education, Learning and Instruction, Marriage and Family Therapy, Organization and Leadership, School Counseling, Special Education, Teacher Education, TESOL

About Me:
I was raised in a white working class family in Northern Illinois. I have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Illinois. My teaching style is influenced not only by my professional experience, but also by my experience serving on the CUAV (Community United Against Violence) LGBTQ Speakers Bureau. In my spare time, I practice Aikido, volunteer with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, and provide transportation support for Causa Justa : Just Cause members.

I have been working at USF as a reference librarian since February 2011. My primary duties involve supporting the School of Education programs through library instruction and collection development. Prior to working at USF, I worked as a reference and instruction librarian at City College of San Francisco and the Art Institute of California-San Francisco. In addition to my experience as a reference librarian, I have worked on archival projects at the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library and the GLBT Historical Society.

Professional Interests:
I am passionate about creating online library resources from a universal design perspective, decolonizing information literacy, connecting USF students with community organizing, and learning what it means to be a white ally in a multiracial classroom.  

Research Guides:
Education Resources
Counseling Psychology
Leadership Studies
Bay Area Housing Rights Guide
Building Community Power & Resisting Police Violence
Restorative and Transformative Justice
White Privilege Resource Guide