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Reimagining Kennedy Library now, to build a bridge to the future

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.

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Apply now! Open Science Cafe

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

Library staff member’s new role: Curating campus art

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.

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Discover what open access means to you at Open Week 2013

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.

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OATS: The Mustang Way

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.

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Redesigned library website is live! We invite your continued feedback.

It’s here! Kennedy Library has launched our new and improved website for the Cal Poly community. The planning and implementation of the new website has been informed by our visitors at every step of the way. That’s why you’ll find a cleaner website that is totally responsive, has real-time features and is focused on the student experience.

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Zach Vowell named digital archivist at Kennedy Library

Zach Vowell joined Kennedy Library in July, 2013, as a Digital Archivist. This position is new for Kennedy Library. Read more