Check it Out Spring 2020

The University Library started its second fall semester in 2019 by welcoming back the students, faculty, staff, and administration with a variety of library events. The fall semester started with a bang with the opening of the Maker Studio during the Fall Conference. The packed lineup of Welcome Week included the Maker Studio Open House, Therapy Dogs, Nintendo Switch Free Play, Dr. Li Ge’s lecture on Healthy Eating on a Budget, the undeclared students welcoming party Passport to Your Future, Button Making, and a faculty and staff event called Faculty/Staff Introduction to Library Resources. To celebrate our rich history and legacy, Special Collections and Archives held the John T. Lyle Exhibit to highlight the amazing work this former professor had on architecture and sustainable design. Dr. Alvaro Huerta was in the library with his brother, the noted artist Soloman Huerta, to talk about Defending Latina-o Immigrant Communities. In October, Dr. Rosanne Welch brought the horror by talking about women’s impact in the creation of popular horror stories in When Women Write Horror. In November, the library hosted its first annual Lynn and Claude Coppel Endowed Scholarship Award Ceremony, which Lynn and Claude Coppel established for student assistants like the first award winners Nicole Barcarse and Diane Amon. The University Library hosted the second annual Equine History Conference, a collaboration between the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library and the Equine History Collective. Read about our new hires, promotions, and retirements in Transitions, along with a celebration of three incredible staff who became staff emeriti in Honoring Three Legendary Library Staff. Dr. Peg Lamphier talked about the heroine’s journey and its impact on storytelling in Got Mulan – The Heroine’s Journey. Douglas Kent talked about improving the safety of your home in Firescaping. Learn some tips and tricks for earthquake survival in Great Shakeout Hits Cal Poly Pomona. Look inside this issue for an overview of events happening @ the library.