Out Loud  / Quarterly Updates

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Dean’s Welcome, Spring 2015-16

We hope you are enjoying a great spring quarter. Spring is a season of renewal, but for us it’s also a season of thanks. We are very grateful to the students of Cal Poly for their commitment to making the

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Student Success Transformation

Last summer University Facilities began to reach out to the library to explore how Student Success Fees could be used to improve and transform library study spaces. The library worked closely with Facilities to develop an exciting plan, presented to

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Kennedy Library to Fund Lexis-Nexis Access Despite Funding Constraints

In 2015 a CSU-wide decision was made to withdraw system-wide funding for ProQuest’s Lexis-Nexis database. Lexis-Nexis Academic indexes business, legal and news sources, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, financial information, and legal information from federal, state, and municipal courts. The decision

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

“The Living Library” Exhibit at Kennedy Library, April 12 – June 3

“The Living Library” exhibit showcases Cal Poly’s united efforts towards sustainability and resilience through practices ranging from art, architecture, and agriculture, to engineering, public policy, and community service. The Living Library exhibit brings the natural world inside the library: an

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

New Location, New Services

Just before the end of winter quarter, the library’s Research Help Desk (also known as the reference desk) was relocated from its longtime first-floor location to a new home on the second floor. Research Help services offer assistance for anyone

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

History students are the stars of a current exhibit in Special Collections and Archives focused on the delights and challenges of conducting primary source research, and the process of finding “hidden” stories in the University Archives. In fall and winter

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Thank you for your input (SLAC Survey 2016)!

Each year the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) conducts a survey with the goal of assessing how the library’s spaces, services and resources can improve. This January the library launched the 2016 survey, resulting in over 2,600 responses received from

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Partnering Across Campus

Kennedy Library is as strong as its people and its partners. And that’s strong! We are grateful for our partners’ generous collaborations in support of our students and community, and proud of our accomplished and dedicated faculty and staff. Partnering

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Fast, Powerful Software for All: A New Virtual Desktop Solution

Kennedy Library is currently piloting a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology called Application Jukebox on its Windows workstations. Cal Poly’s library is the first U.S. academic library to deploy this cost-effective solution for delivering software to students. Application Jukebox

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Sharing and Mapping Local Historical Images

This fall, Data Services partnered with Fresno State University Library to digitize, index, and geolocate historical aerial photographs of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties held in Cal Poly’s collection. Hundreds of Cal Poly’s aerial photographs of the Central Coast from