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Written by Hailey Koetz yesterday

Working as a Librarian in the 21st Century

From the rise of smartphones to the use of online databases, life as it was thirty years ago, life without Facebook and the iPhone, is merely a memory in the minds of an older generation. With new technology, librarians are a

Written by Ella Worley a few weeks ago

Special Collections’ KCPR History Playlists

Ella Worley (WVIT ’19) is a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives and KCPR Programming Director. Read all the KCPR stories from the archives here. What’s that sound? It can’t be coming from Special Collections and Archives, they’re much too quiet! But

Written by Courtney Thompson a few weeks ago

Detectives in the Archives: Poly Royal edition

Cal Poly’s annual Open House is a time when the university comes together to show off their green and gold pride to the community, alumni, prospective students, and their families. This year Cal Poly celebrated its 25th Annual Open House, but there has

Written by Courtney Thompson a few weeks ago

Cal Poly’s First Graduation

Twice a year, Cal Poly celebrates its students’ ultimate achievement: graduation. Often referred to as commencement, this celebration has its roots at Cal Poly going all the way back to 1906 with the first graduating class. Cal Poly was a completely

Written by Hailey Koetz one month ago

Student assistants give, Kennedy Library gives back: Graduates reflect on experience working at Cal Poly’s library

With spring quarter finished, graduations complete, and the hot days of summer in San Luis Obispo upon us, Kennedy Library would like to highlight some of the graduating student assistants who have worked to improve the library and campus for

Written by Ella Worley three months 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 five 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 five 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 five 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 six 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