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Margaret Adeogun named Head of Access Services

This post is written by Sarah Faye Cohen, Associate University Librarian.

I’m delighted to announce that Margaret Adeogun has joined Kennedy Library as our Head of Access Services as of March 4, 2014.

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Check out the new resources in our collection

This post was written by Tim Strawn, Director of Information Resources at Kennedy Library.

For the first time, Cal Poly researchers have access to Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) which is accessible via our Web of Science platform.

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Reimagining our library is a collaborative campus process

During their second visit to campus in February the architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch met again with the Cal Poly community to listen closely to our needs and explore ideas for reimagining Kennedy Library.

The architectural team met separately with the steering committee, building program committee, staff, faculty, academic partners and students. It was a full day!

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Team Kennedy Library scores the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Kennedy Library is the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Are we excited? We certainly are.

For those who may not know, ACRL grants this award to libraries that strive towards the university’s mission as a team. Kennedy Library’s application showcased the many players involved in the “open, inclusive, and connected” dynamic between staff, faculty, and students.

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2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Winner

We’re excited and honored that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award! We are the first university library in California to receive the honor since it was first given in 2000.

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Faculty invited to inform future library services via Ithaka survey

Kennedy Library is the first CSU to participate in the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey. First launched in 2012, the Ithaka survey is a national standard for understanding faculty perceptions of the role and value of libraries in supporting research, teaching, scholarly communications and societies. All full-time Cal Poly faculty will be invited to participate.

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

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 combination with the ebrary Academic Complete subscription eBook program, funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

Targeted, strategic purchases of perpetual content combined with centrally funded, ‘across the disciplines’ eBook content have allowed us to exponentially increase delivery of a very broad range of academic content to our users – where and when they need it.

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