The University Library received a $2.1 million Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2005. The six-year grant was used to strengthen library-based learning through a multimedia library collection, improve learning technology and teaching information literacy.
"The library faces the challenges..."
"...of maintaining a relevant collection for a technology-heavy curriculum, meeting the information needs of an ethnically diverse study body, and improving student learning skills necessary for a successful academic experience, although we received funding as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, all of our students will benefit greatly from this grant."
-Harold B. Schleifer, former Dean of the University Library, served as the HSI grant Project Director
Build a collection that supports the study of Hispanic culture as well as brings Hispanic perspectives to the curriculum at Cal Poly Pomona by adding at least 5,000 items of books, media materials and electronic resources to the library.
Implement an information literacy program through a three-tiered (freshmen, junior/senior, graduate/credential) Web tutorial. The program will be a permanent component of the library’s instruction program.
Outfit the Leanring Commons and the Productivity Center, two computer-based research centersfor students and one video conference center for faculty development during the Library's expansion.
The HSI grant also established an endowment fund that provides continued support of the Hispanic Studies Collection and maintenance of the learning facilities and the information literacy program.