Out Loud is media and stories from Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. If you’d like a transcript of a podcast, please contact klaurits at calpoly dot edu.
Out Loud is a project with many collaborators, including:
|Karen Lauritsen, Public Programs and Communications Coordinator. She loves looking out her office window and into the atrium to see students studying and napping. Before joining the friendly people at Cal Poly, she worked in design education at UCLA Extension, access and curriculum development at Stanford University and tried her hand at being a high school English teacher. She has a MA in Education from UC Berkeley, a BA in Communication from Humboldt State University and a for fun degree in improvisation from the Second City. She also blogs at Maths and Arts.|
|Patrick Kammermeyer, Media Producer/Instructional Designer. He enjoys the exploration of new technologies and is fascinated by the intersection of art and technology. He often roams the halls with a camera of one type or another hoping to catch a perfect moment in time. Before coming to Cal Poly in 1997, Patrick did a gig at The Developmental Studies Center where he worked directly with educators to integrate technology into learning environments. Patrick is recovering from a BS in Philosophy from UC Berkeley.|
|Conny Liegl, Web Designer. Working in technology for over ten years, Conny specializes in user-centered design and has a background in web usability and accessibility, social media marketing strategies, as well as e- learning technologies and theories. Conny has a degree in Information Science from Saarland University and a Master of Arts in Information Science. You can see her cruising around San Luis Obispo in her bright red Smart car.|
|Jan Kline recently retired from Acquisitions, where she was responsible (among other things) for the Good Reads Collection. She has an addictive relationship with contemporary literary fiction and memoir. Before coming to Cal Poly, she was a cellist in theatre pit orchestras, a bass player in a Western Swing band, and a billing clerk at a ready-mix concrete plant. She has a nicely aged BA in History from UCSB.|
|Victoria Billings, public programs student assistant and journalism senior, helps Karen cover all the exciting events at the library. When she’s not running about with a camera and notepad in hand for the library, she’s running about with a camera and notepad in hand for the Mustang Daily, Cal Poly’s student-run newspaper. Victoria is a SLOcal through and through, having grown up just a few miles north, in Atascadero. She loves reading, writing, playing piano, and riding her bike all over town.|
|Jeanine Scaramozzino is the librarian for the College of Science and Mathematics, School of Education, and Data & GIS Services. Before joining Cal Poly, Jeanine was the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Librarian for UC Irvine, a reference and instructional librarian for a number of California community colleges, and worked at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station Library. In her previous incarnation she was a dolphin and sea lion trainer, elephant seal animal behaviorist, and sea otter physiologist. Jeanine received her bachelors and masters in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University. When she isn’t working she is playing in her garden, quilting, or cooking for her friends and husband.
|Michele Wyngard, Digital Repository Assistant by day, Voracious Bookworm by night. After earning a BA in History, Michele began her library career in special collections and has since transitioned to the digital realm, earning her MLIS along the way. Her professional interests lie in the nexus where archival meets digital and the technology that makes it possible. When she’s not huddled over her computer nitpicking metadata, you can find her on a campus walkabout, smelling the roses. Literally. Since moving to the Central Coast, Michele has had opportunity to develop her alter egos: Enthusiastic Hiker/Dog Walker, Serial Cat Cuddler, and Sophisticated yet Approachable Wine Drinker.|
|Previous contributors include:|
|Jordan Hooper, Student Assistant in her 4th year of studying English Literature. She enjoys photography, hiking, writing, and basking in the sun with a good book in the library’s “front yard.” Being from Fresno, she greatly appreciates everything the Central Coast has to offer and enjoys advocating for the student voice in the library. Jordan began her work in Interlibrary Services then became further involved with the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC). She assists with Cal Poly Science Café.|
|Eileen Akin – You, the student of the 21stcentury, are part of shaping an increasingly virtually visual, digital world and I see myself helping the library connect and communicate with you in that world. I earned a degree in Film and Television from NYU (in days of 16 mm film and Bolex cameras) and spent 10 years as a television and radio producer for the PBS station at Penn State University in State College, PA. One of the highlights of my time there was co-producing a radio show called Chimpin’ the Blues with famous underground cartoonist Robert Crumb. I was also responsible for curating and promoting the Fred Waring Collection.|