Resources & Inspiration

You're an imagination architect! Your objective is to create a 60-second pitch that imagines your library just the way you want it. As an innovator, you have to pitch your big idea. So, dream big then tell us why your dream is one we should share.

Possible ideas to explore


  • How does your future library inspire you to be a better scholar?
  • Is your future library a building? If so, what does it offer on the inside and outside?
  • Is your future library a virtual space? If so, what do you access?
  • How do you interact with others in your future library?

How do I make a pitch?

In 60 seconds or less. An "elevator pitch" describes the challenge: You're in an elevator with someone who can help you or your organization. You have to inspire them to help you in the time it takes to get from the first to the top floor (just hope it's a tall building).

Orfalea College of Business Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, Jon York, gives the following tips on how to make an elevator pitch:

  • Create a story, something concrete and personal, if possible.
  • Tell the audience something they don't know.
  • Think about the listener. Answer their question: "What's in it for me?"
  • End with a call to action (ask the viewer to do something).

More about your library

Kennedy Library is a resource for the Cal Poly community. From collaborative exhibits to iPad2 checkouts, expert instruction to comfortable seating, expanding digital collections to interactive programs, we value our users.

Learn about our mission and values and more about the library:

Getting equipment

Technical questions

For technical questions or assistance contact Patrick Kammermeyer at pkammerm@calpoly.edu.

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