About Leanne Hindmarch

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce myself to the Cal Poly community. My name is Leanne Hindmarch, and I’m your new Architecture and Environmental Design Librarian. I’m going to be working with students, faculty, and Vickie Aubourg of the Media Resource Center, to try to ensure that the Kennedy Library offers the resources you need to succeed.

A little about me: I’ve just arrived in California from Toronto, Canada. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and Urban Geography, and a Master of Information Studies, both from the University of Toronto. Before coming to Cal Poly, I worked at the Toronto Botanical Garden. I look forward to being a part of the hands-on learning environment at Cal Poly!

Professional Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver both classroom and web-based information literacy instruction for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Provide reference and research support to students and faculty
  • Build relevant collections in the Robert E. Kennedy Library, through close consultation with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Provide assistance with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geospatial data
  • Work collaboratively with teaching faculty to advance the educational aims of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Higher Education

  • Master of Information Studies, University of Toronto, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, 2003 (Architectural Studies and Urban Geography)