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
Mary Kennedy, a beloved presence on the Cal Poly campus for nearly four decades, passed away at the age of 97 on October 3, 2013. She played a significant role at Cal Poly; as President Emeritus Robert E. Kennedy liked to say, he “never made a decision without consulting Mary.”
On November 21 and 22, a project team from the architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch will be visiting the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Their visit kicks off a project to reimagine Kennedy Library for the next 5-10 years. Consider these 5-10 years to be a bridge between the library we know now, and the library of the future, also known as the academic commons.
I’m very excited to announce a new initiative, Open Science Cafe, which awards a student event proposal with a $3,000 budget and $500 stipend. Open Science Cafe is designed to inspire and empower students to make their own Cal Poly Science Café event with the researcher, thought leader or creative mover and shaker of their choice. This is Learn by Doing. Read more
The Provost has established a new campus-wide position that will assist in the coordination and stewardship of campus fine art collections.
The art collections at Cal Poly have significantly grown over the two past decades and this is an important step in assuring coordinated and effective stewardship of these important cultural resources.
Cal Poly staff member Catherine Trujillo, a trained registrar and cultural collections manager, has been appointed to this part-time appointment, through September 2014. Her professional work and her active roles in the campus and regional arts communities make her uniquely qualified to support campus stewardship of art collections.
What does open access mean to you and your teaching and research?
Find out at Open Week 2013, a series of events from Oct. 17-24 designed specifically for Cal Poly as part of the global Open Access Week movement. Join us to explore the issues, ask questions and learn together at workshops and events. For a complete schedule of speakers, go to our calendar.
This fall, Kennedy Library launched a new initiative called OATS. This Q and A is here to tell you all about it!
What does OATS stand for?
OATS stands for Open Access to Textbooks for Students. We’re excited about the name because we’re the Mustangs and Mustangs eat oats.
That’s great, but what does OATS actually mean?
Good question. It means that Kennedy Library has added over 150 new textbooks, workbooks and study guides to Room 111, near the Research Help Desk. We decided to provide these books based on the high demand we have for our course reserves.