Out Loud

Written by Leona Rajaee a few weeks ago

Bending the Rules of Art and Science with Tim Jenison

Tim Jenison: Close-Up
Exhibit and Science Café
at Robert E. Kennedy Library

An artist’s studio and a scientist’s laboratory may seem worlds apart. That’s because many people view art and science as different as night and day, but some, like inventor Tim Jenison, believe the artist and the scientist are intricately connected.

Written by Leona Rajaee two months ago

Celebrate Open Access Week with Kennedy Library

Open Access Week

This week (Oct. 20-23) Kennedy Library is joining a host of institutions around the world to celebrate Open Access Week (OA Week), a global event that aims to promote open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Open

Written by Leona Rajaee two months ago

Cutting-edge video production for all: Kennedy Library launches One Button Studio

Recording video in the One Button Studio

The One Button Studio helps fulfill Kennedy Library’s goal to provide access to technology and innovative spaces for the Cal Poly community. Opened October 1, 2015, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff now have access to advanced video production tools

Written by Jan Kline two months ago

Purity, by Jonathan Franzen


Jonathan Franzen has a way of pissing some people off. Popular author Jennifer Weiner, for example, has been in a feud with him for years, and invented the term “Franzenfreude,” defined as “the frustration with literary critics’ apparent preference for

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Cinematic and Statistical Resources for Teaching and Research: Kanopy and Statista

Thousands of films:
Watch and stream movies
with Kanopy streaming.

Kennedy Library has two new information resources to support your teaching and research. Media streaming with Kanopy The first is Kanopy, a media streaming service that offers 12,000 films and videos from more than 800 filmmakers. Their key partners include

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Sheree Fu named Cal Poly engineering librarian

Photo of Sheree

Sheree Fu joined Cal Poly on September 1, 2015 as the engineering librarian at the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Sheree has worked across the disciplines to support interdisciplinary discovery and research as a data services specialist, a research and development librarian,

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Adriana Popescu named associate dean for academic services at Cal Poly

Photo of Adriana

Adriana Popescu joined the Robert E. Kennedy Library on September 1, 2015, as associate dean for academic services. She will lead a team of ten faculty librarians and professional staff who together offer every Cal Poly student and faculty member digital

Written by Kaylee Scoggins Herring four months ago

Mr. Hearst and Miss Morgan

Intern Kaylee is digitizing correspondence in the Julia Morgan Papers

Kaylee Scoggins Herring is a recent college graduate and an intern in Special Collections and Archives. This summer she is working on a project to digitize and make accessible online the correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and newspaper publisher William Randolph

Written by Zach Vowell four months ago

A new era for Cal Poly’s archives

San Luis Obispo, panoramic view from Terrace Hill, 1907 [composite]

Since 2008, Kennedy Library has made our special collections and archives available online at digital.lib.calpoly.edu, using a digital asset management system called CONTENTdm. This system served the library well in our early attempts to provide basic access to our digitized

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

Your Face in Mine, by Jess Row


It’s hard to believe that this book came out almost a year before the Rachel Dolezal controversy. In what novelist Karen Russell calls “a postcard from the near future,” Jess Row has written a riveting novel about “racial reassignment surgery,”