Out Loud

Written by Conny seven months ago

Student Success Transformation

Last summer University Facilities began to reach out to the library to explore how Student Success Fees could be used to improve and transform library study spaces. The library worked closely with Facilities to develop an exciting plan, presented to

Written by Conny seven months ago

Kennedy Library to Fund Lexis-Nexis Access Despite Funding Constraints

In 2015 a CSU-wide decision was made to withdraw system-wide funding for ProQuest’s Lexis-Nexis database. Lexis-Nexis Academic indexes business, legal and news sources, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, financial information, and legal information from federal, state, and municipal courts. The decision

Written by Conny seven months ago

“The Living Library” Exhibit at Kennedy Library, April 12 – June 3

“The Living Library” exhibit showcases Cal Poly’s united efforts towards sustainability and resilience through practices ranging from art, architecture, and agriculture, to engineering, public policy, and community service. The Living Library exhibit brings the natural world inside the library: an

Written by Conny seven months ago

New Location, New Services

Just before the end of winter quarter, the library’s Research Help Desk (also known as the reference desk) was relocated from its longtime first-floor location to a new home on the second floor. Research Help services offer assistance for anyone

Written by Conny seven months ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

History students are the stars of a current exhibit in Special Collections and Archives focused on the delights and challenges of conducting primary source research, and the process of finding “hidden” stories in the University Archives. In fall and winter

Written by Conny seven months ago

Thank you for your input (SLAC Survey 2016)!

Each year the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) conducts a survey with the goal of assessing how the library’s spaces, services and resources can improve. This January the library launched the 2016 survey, resulting in over 2,600 responses received from

Written by Conny seven months ago

Promoting Student Workplace Skills

Prospective employers consider graduates’ workplace skills developed while in higher education as significant factors in their employability. Cal Poly is embedding purposeful out-of-class support programs to boost students’ learning experiences and enhance their acquisition of transferable skills, and Kennedy Library

Written by Leona Rajaee seven months ago

Textbook Match Program Gives Students an Affordable and Accessible Alternative to Traditional Textbooks

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In an effort to combat the rising costs of textbooks and give students an easy-to-access alternative to physical textbooks, Kennedy Library has partnered with the University Store and professors across campus to provide students a list of course e-books for

Written by Leona Rajaee seven months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Governed Through Choice


Political Science Department assistant professor Jennifer Denbow visited Kennedy Library last month for a talk focusing on the Denbow’s new book, Governed Through Choice: Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction. College of Liberal Arts assistant professor Brian Beaton, moderated

Written by Leona Rajaee eight months ago

Student Assistants of Kennedy Library: Design Team


Every month on Out Loud, we will be featuring some of the different student assistant teams that work throughout the Kennedy Library. This month, we chose to showcase the Design Team, which is responsible for designing graphics, handling web development, and