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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 Ella Worley a few days ago

KCPR’s Origins AKA Burnt Dog’s Beginnings

Ella Worley (WVIT ’19) is a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives and KCPR Programming Director. I never know where to start when I’ve compiled a lot of information. When looking at a stack of Things That Happened, it

Written by Jarod Urrutia two months ago

Help decide how you want the Kennedy Library to look!

As the Kennedy Library’s renovation plans continue to move forward, we still need the feedback from the Cal Poly community. BNIM and brightspot strategy have laid out three main design concepts, each with a different vision for the layout of

Written by Ella Worley two months ago

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Women’s Zine Collection

A shining portion of feminist (recent) history is kept where you’d least expect it — in the back corner of the fourth floor of Kennedy Library, under lock and key, and separated into well kept, archival folders. Special Collections and

Written by Jarod Urrutia two months ago

The Kennedy Library encourages all faculty to apply for the Learn by Doing Scholar Award!

The application period for the Kennedy Library’s Learn by Doing Scholar Award is almost over! Apply by March 5 at 5 p.m. on our website! The Learn by Doing Scholar Award is an annual award given to faculty members by

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

The streets of Cal Poly: Take a historical walk

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 second in a series of blog posts in which she shares

Written by Jarod Urrutia three months 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 three months 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 three months 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 four months 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 four months 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