Check it Out @ the Cal Poly Pomona Library, Fall 2018

The University Library opened a full month earlier as Fall 2018 marked the first semester in Cal Poly Pomona’s history, with students, faculty and staff scrambling to attend more of the events, sign up for workshops and learn about the new outreach services we offer. The five days of Welcome Week 2018 included our Back to School Book Sale on the Starbucks patio, recurring Mario Kart Tournaments, Button Making sponsored by the Library Club and a Nintendo Switch Free Play contest. The Special Collections and Archives department proudly presented its latest exhibit: Miniature Menageries: The History and Artists Behind Hagen-Renaker, Inc.The library honored long time donor Claude Coppel and his family with a reception opening the Lynn and Claude Coppel Conference Room. In the Spring the library hosted three ChicanX authors with Chicano/a Writers Speak! Sub/Urban LA in the ChicanX Literary Imagination. We also hosted the inaugural Living Library, where “books”, Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff volunteers, shared their life experiences with “readers” in order to break down stereotypes and learn from each other. The Library Research Award contest honored five students whose projects demonstrated excellence and creativity in the use of library resources, collections and services. A National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant continues to help Special Collections and Archives make archival collections available for research. The 32nd Annual Golden Leaves Awards celebrated 25 Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff and student authors. Read about the people who joined, retired, and left the library family in Coming & Going. You will also find a tribute to long-time librarian Danette Cook Adamson. Look inside for a tour of the happenings @ the Library.