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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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3-2-1 Launch! Redesigned website is about to blast off

We are very excited to share with you, our users and community, our new and improved website soon! It’s been months of sketching, testing, surveying and talking (sometimes excitedly, if you know what I mean) and we’re happy to get this first phase out into the world. We’re happy not only because it is a culmination of lots of hard work, but also because it means you will get to experience it and offer more real-world feedback. We want to know what you think!

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Reinventing the library website: The Guide

Conny and her team have created "a simple guide to good web content" - a Web Communications brochure that will help library staff create better content for our website.

Not only will it help the usability of Kennedy Library's online presence, it can also be shared across libraries and serve as a model for others.

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Reinventing the library website: The mockups

Our heroic web designer, Conny Liegl, has emerged from countless meetings and reams of feedback with some beautiful and impressive mockups of our website redesign.

This redesign raises the bar for library website navigation and functionality. As Conny puts it, “Look around at other library websites. You won’t see this kind of navigation and simplicity. What we are doing is new and exciting!” Read more

Reinventing the library website: Student sketches

Back in January, we placed stacks of paper around the library. Printed on these stacks was a blank webpage frame. We made one simple request: Please sketch your idea for an improved Kennedy Library website. Read more

Reinventing the library website

Perhaps you’ve heard it through the grapevine. Or maybe you have participated in our ongoing user studies. You may have even sketched your ideal library website for us. All of these are the telltale signs of a project afoot, right?

Right.

Recent statistics and student surveys have revealed to us that it’s time to raise the bar for our library website. As part of that effort, we’ve established a Web Steering Committee to address some of the goals and challenges in our process.

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