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Written by Jan Kline three years ago

My Sister’s Keeper? All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews

Hearing the set-up for this novel made me wonder if I was made of stern enough stuff to get through it. Yoli, a divorced woman in her forties, with plenty of her own problems, has to repeatedly try to talk

Written by Jan Kline three years ago

Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz

After careening through her latest novel, You Should Have Known, I was excited to learn that Jean Hanff Korelitz had quite a few earlier books. Admission appealed to me immediately because of its setting — academia — and the fact

Written by Jan Kline four years ago

Us, by David Nicholls

Sad and funny is one of my favorite combinations in a novel, and this one has the perfect balance.

Written by Jan Kline four years ago

Two books, two marriages, two psychopaths: You Should Have Known, and Gone Girl

These two books could put you off marriage altogether. Every married person has the occasional “who ARE you??” moment with their spouse, but both of these books take it to extremes.

Written by Jan Kline four years ago

Amy Falls Down, by Jincy Willett

Amy Gallup is a crotchety, misanthropic 60-year-old author and writing teacher who would strongly prefer to be left alone. At home. With her basset hound, Alphonse. (Her mantra, in Willett’s prequel, The Writing Class: Kill Me Now).

Written by Karen Lauritsen four years ago

Judy Drake recognized for her support of Cal Poly’s Black Faculty and Staff Association

Photo of Judy with award

This summer, Cal Poly’s Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) recognized Judy Drake for her tireless efforts in support of both students and the BFSA. Judy is a library services specialist in Access Services, and has been serving the students

Written by Jan Kline four years ago

The Antagonist, by Lynn Coady

The novel made up entirely of letters isn’t a new form. But the email novel is a newer development — not that there aren’t already enough examples of them out there to make writing one a potentially slippery slope ending

Written by Karen Lauritsen four years ago

Kaila Bussert named new Foundational Experiences Librarian

Kaila Bussert joined Cal Poly on July 7 as the new Foundational Experiences Librarian. Kaila will work across the campus to develop instructional and recreational programming to support the development of competencies and literacies that are the underpinning of a

Written by Karen Lauritsen four years ago

Kennedy Library collaborating with Graphic Communication on new Wadewitz Collection

The June 1902 cover for The Inland Printer, an important industry trade journal published for over six decades.

Kennedy Library has been working with the Graphic Communication department in the College of Liberal Arts on a recent gift to Cal Poly, the E.H. Wadewitz Collection, donated by the Printing Industries of America.

Written by Jan Kline four years ago

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

It took eight months of waiting, but finally the library copy of The Goldfinch stayed on the shelf long enough for me to get my mitts on it. As it was, I had to jerk it out of my sister’s

Written by Karen Lauritsen four years ago

Deeper access to the research you need: 250+ journals now available

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This post is written by Tim Strawn, director of information resources. Using a data-driven evaluative process, Kennedy Library, with special one-time funds, purchased perpetual access to a large number of high-demand electronic journal back files. This means that faculty, students

Written by Jarod Urrutia about a week ago

Thank you for your feedback on our renovation project!

The Kennedy Library would like to thank all students who are providing us with the necessary information to improve the library building and services in the future! The feedback the Kennedy Library receives from the Cal Poly community is the

Written by Laura Sorvetti a few weeks ago

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Cali Vance (HIST ’19) is an intern in Special Collections and Archives. During Winter Quarter she is researching Cal Poly history for the upcoming exhibit Building the Cal Poly Campus. This is the first in a series of blog posts in which

Written by Jarod Urrutia a few weeks ago

Take5 at the Kennedy Library is Hosting Valentine’s Day Events!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and whether you’re into all the mushy stuff or refuse to buy into the commercials, love is on everyone’s mind, and the Take5, our stress-relieving outreach program here at the Kennedy Library has got you

Written by Jarod Urrutia a few weeks ago

Free Online Resources From the Graduate Resource Fair

As the 2018 Winter Quarter enters full swing at Cal Poly, the next set of graduate students enter the fray. With your lives as undergraduates behind, a new set of challenges awaits! For them, we organized the Graduate Student Resource Fair,

Written by Ella Worley one month ago

Comeback Construction

As a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives, I spend many hours a week scanning correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and client William Randolph Hearst, who wrote approximately 3,700 letters, telegrams, and drawings to each other between 1919 and 1945.  I am

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Picturing California: A Visual Tour Through the Golden State

Indigenous Californians were the state’s earliest image-makers. Their sacred, ancient rock art includes elaborate depictions of animals and human figures combined with symbols, patterns, and geometric shapes. These stunning markings in paint and chiseled rock are believed to be visual

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

Cal Poly Alumna Sophie Huchting Cubbison – Creating a Thanksgiving Tradition

This Thanksgiving, as you head down the busy grocery store aisles, keep an eye out for Mrs. Cubbison’s boxed dressings and stuffings. “Mrs. Cubbison” was indeed a real person–and a Cal Poly alumna. Long before women became regulars in the

Written by Catherine Trujillo four months ago

Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit

Paul Wolff and Emily DeBusschere

In recognition of October as National Disability Awareness Month, Kennedy Library partnered with Cal Poly’s Disability Resource Center to display “Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit.” The interactive exhibit promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities through respect for others,

Written by Megan Schellong five months ago

Digitized student newspapers provide access to campus history

As a reporter for Mustang News, I find myself searching for previous editions rather frequently. At one point or another, I need to reference an old article in order to write about a current issue. Digitizing Mustang News has served

Written by Laura Sorvetti six months ago

Preserving and Sharing President Warren J. Baker’s Legacy

Special Collections and Archives recently completed preparing several University Archives collections that are now available for research. Notably, the Office of the President, Warren J. Baker Collection, which includes approximately 32 linear feet of records and is one of the first