College Librarians: A New Role for a New Age

From Kennedy Library's 2008 Annual Publication (23MB PDF).

At the heart of Cal Poly's distinctive approach to faculty and student service is the College Librarian program. Each college has a designated expert College Librarian who works with faculty and students to assure student success.

Many Services Offered

In addition to selecting resources for library collections, Cal Poly's College Librarians conduct in-class instructional sessions, collaborate with faculty to create assignments that help teach critical information skills, and develop tutorials and Web sites that allow students to assess and acquire these skills. Last year, college librarians taught over 370 instruction sessions, reaching over 17,000 students. As members of the faculty, Cal Poly librarians work alongside other teaching and research faculty on campus initiatives and committees, and contribute to the pursuit of Cal Poly's strategic goals and vision of a 21st-century polytechnic university.

The newest College Librarian, assigned to the College of Science and Mathematics, is Jeanine Scaramozzino. Jeanine joined Cal Poly and the College Librarians team this fall. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Jeanine was a research librarian for Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of California, Irvine. She previously worked for three years as a library research specialist at Stanford's marine biology library. "I'm excited about joining the Robert E. Kennedy Library and Cal Poly communities. I hope my background and knowledge will contribute to advancing the College of Science and Mathematics research and teaching missions," says Jeanine. "I look forward to instructing students in information literacy and facilitating learning, research and discovery in classrooms and laboratories throughout the College."

In addition to receiving her MLS from San José State University, Jeanine has completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees in marine biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Jeanine brings to Cal Poly both her exceptional skills in information literacy support and a strong knowledge and love of science.