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
Ask A Librarian

Joe Garity


Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Library Instruction

Office: Gleeson 101
Phone: (415) 422-5386

Primary Liaison Areas:
Rhetoric and Language, Communication Studies, and English as a Second Language; and the Fromm Institute.

About Me:
I was born and raised in the Bronx, in New York City. I moved to San Francisco in 1983. I have a B.A. in History from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from UC Berkeley.

I worked as a library assistant in a variety of libraries: the New York Public Library, NYU, the USF Law Library, and UC Berkeley’s Moffitt Library. I have been a librarian here at Gleeson/Geschke since 1991. I worked as the Government Documents Librarian, the Computer Searches Librarian, and since 1997 I am the Coordinator of Library Instruction. In this capacity, I oversee the Library’s various instruction efforts.

Professional Interests:
I am the librarians’ representative to the Policy Board of the USF Faculty Association. The Faculty Association is the union representing the full time faculty and librarians here at USF. We are members of the San Francisco Labor Council, the California Labor Federation, and the AFL-CIO.