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Posts from the ‘Faculty’ Category

Remembering love with Jody Lisberger

“Write a story that really matters to you,” said Jody Lisberger, associate professor and director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at University of Rhode Island. Jody was inspired to write short stories that mattered to her, and her inspirations manifested themselves in her collection of short stories, Remember Love. A podcast of the conversation is below.

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Discovering history through GIS

Kennedy Library’s Data Studio welcomed Ann Kelly Knowles on Monday, January 13, when she spoke about the connections historical GIS can reveal in terms of unknown patterns and relationships between different historical events. Examples explored included the American Industrial Revolution, the Battle of Gettysburg and the Holocaust.

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Faculty invited to inform future library services via Ithaka survey

Kennedy Library is the first CSU to participate in the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey. First launched in 2012, the Ithaka survey is a national standard for understanding faculty perceptions of the role and value of libraries in supporting research, teaching, scholarly communications and societies. All full-time Cal Poly faculty will be invited to participate.

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“On the Cutting Edge”: An exhibit of landscape architecture laser cut projects

This post is written by Vanessa Pham. Vanessa is a gallery student assistant and a third year Communication Studies student.

As the gallery student assistant at Kennedy Library, I have an awesome opportunity to help students and faculty install their community exhibits on the 1st and 2nd floors. Most recently, I helped install a safari of cardboard heads and a paperboard terrain of letters. Read more

Affordable and ubiquitous access to a wide range of academic content: New eBook purchases

This post is written by Tim Strawn, Director, Information Resources.

Kennedy Library acquired 18,000 eBooks in the 2013 fall quarter that offer perpetual access. Cal Poly students and faculty now have access to approximately 127,000 total new eBook titles in combination with the ebrary Academic Complete subscription eBook program, funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Targeted, strategic purchases of perpetual content combined with centrally funded, ‘across the disciplines’ eBook content have allowed us to exponentially increase delivery of a very broad range of academic content to our users – where and when they need it.

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Geography Awareness Week 2013

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, Kennedy Library hosted a reception in the Community Gallery on Thursday, November 21 that featured maps created by students and faculty. Geography Awareness Week and the series of events we hosted for the week, are designed to show how maps are used in all kinds of different fields.

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Cal Poly welcomes Open Education Library Fellow, Dana Ospina

Dana Ospina joined the Robert E. Kennedy Library this November as Cal Poly’s new Open Education Library Fellow.

Innovation in libraries

This two-year position will shape the direction and implementation of Kennedy Library’s pilot open educational resources program. This position is an innovative one for libraries, and one that aligns with Kennedy Library’s commitment to the open knowledge and open access movements. Read more