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ERIC Number: EJ911881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-1206
Developing a Science Cafe Program for Your University Library
Scaramozzino, Jeanine Marie; Trujillo, Catherine
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n63 Fall 2010
The Science Cafe is a national movement that attempts to foster community dialog and inquiry on scientific topics in informal venues such as coffee houses, bookstores, restaurants and bars. The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Robert E. Kennedy Library staff have taken the Science Cafe model out of bars and cafes and into the university's library. They have created an outreach opportunity as the campus community comes together to share and discuss faculty research, student work, and outside speakers' knowledge. The Science Cafe programs encourage open, easy-to-understand conversation exploring scientific and interdisciplinary topics in an attempt to build connections among disciplines. Cal Poly's Science Cafe is unique as it is one of the first to be held in an academic setting and the only Science Cafe within 200 miles of the campus. The program's development is described below. (Contains 3 figures.)
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California