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Shaking it up: Kennedy Library’s changes for “The Big Shift”

The longer I work at Kennedy Library, the more I realize that it’s not just a big cement box filled with books and computers and couches. The library is a project, a work-in-progress, constantly growing and expanding and changing as students’ needs change.

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Proud to be named Faculty-Staff Ally of the Year

The people of Kennedy Library were thrilled to be honored at Lavender Commencement as Cal Poly’s Faculty-Staff Ally of the Year! It’s a very meaningful honor. We thank the Pride Center, our powerful partners, for such a generous and thoughtful recognition.

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Librarian recognized for helping freshman live and learn

University Housing recognized Katherine O’Clair, the librarian for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (CAFES), as an outstanding faculty member for her work with the Living Learning Program.

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Down to the Roots: Exhibit explores San Luis Obispo’s links to the land

The second floor of Kennedy Library has been transformed into a miniature Farmers’ Market for Special Collections’ Spring Exhibit, “Links to the Land.”

The exhibit brings together records from over 12 collections to create one story about how San Luis Obispo’s community was shaped by its ranching and farming families. “Links to the Land” was originally inspired by Special Collections’ San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Oral History Project, said Peter Runge, head librarian for Special Collections and University Archives.

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On Pitch: Winners of the Pitch Perfect Video Competition

Cal Poly’s outstandingly creative students were rewarded today for their entries in the Kennedy Library and Orfalea College of Business’ 5th Annual Pitch Perfect Video Competition.

Students were asked to create 60-second videos around the theme “Imagine your Dream Library,” and the winners were selected by a panel of eight judges on their technical merit, imagination and clarity of vision. Orfalea College of Business Dean Dave Christy said each year he is impressed by the incredible level of talent and variety.

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Kennedy Library showcases student art with “This is Poly” photo competition

Talented students are leaving their mark at Kennedy Library with the “This is Poly” photo competition, hosted by SLAC, the Student Library Advisory Council.

The competition was proposed to generate new photography for Kennedy Library’s walls, as well as showcase students’ view of the SLO life, said associate university librarian Sarah Faye Cohen. Students submitted to three categories, “From Cerro to Sea,” “SLO Life,” and “How Do You Do?” which covered the local landscape, day-to-day activities, and Cal Poly’s Learn-by-Doing philosophy.

Winners were unveiled Friday, May 10 at a reception in the downstairs gallery. I couldn’t be more excited to see the breathtaking pictures go up around the library this summer!

The photos from our reception are up on Flickr.

Data Studio celebrates one year pioneering the data frontier

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Cal Poly’s Data Studio celebrated one year since its grand opening at its second annual Data Studio Open House on Friday, May 3. The Data Studio, which helps students pursue data-based research projects, hosted data expert Dr. Melissa Cragin and exhibited projects by undergraduate and graduate students.

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