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Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

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

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Reimagining Kennedy Library: Continuing the campus conversation

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This post is by University Librarian Anna Gold. For two days in November, the architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch met and spoke with faculty, students, staff, and members of the wider Cal Poly community to learn about how the Kennedy Library

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Cal Poly welcomes Open Education Library Fellow, Dana Ospina

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Mary Kennedy, former First Lady of Cal Poly

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

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

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Apply now! Open Science Cafe

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Library staff member’s new role: Curating campus art

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Discover what open access means to you at Open Week 2013

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

OATS: The Mustang Way

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

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