The Cal Poly Robert E. Kennedy Library was awarded a John Cotton Dana Award and a $10,000 grant in recognition of its promotion of library services.
The Kennedy Library was one of eight winners. Karen Lauritsen of the Kennedy Library submitted the winning application on behalf of a team of staff and students who designed the librarys 2012 Banned Books Week campaign which included an interactive website, print design system, info graphic exhibit, podcast series, student video and a live interview with author and director Stephen Chbosky.
That website attracted more than 6,000 visitors from around the world and dozens of libraries linked to it. The award will be given at a reception on June 30 during the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago.