No longer will you break the bank buying an expensive textbook that you kinda-sorta used in that one GE class. No longer will you have to sell back that $150 biology textbook only to receive a fraction of what you paid for it. And no longer will you have to ogle at your friend’s iPad, wishing it were yours. This is all thanks to Kennedy Library’s dedication to affordable learning. Read more
Posts from the ‘Stories’ Category
This post is written by Andrew Bui, Student Library Advisory Council.
As a member of the Student Library Advisory Council, I’ve had amazing opportunities to collaborate with library administration about how we experience Kennedy Library. Being someone who admittedly, (and sometimes unfortunately) views the library as a second home, I felt all the more honored when I was asked to help take the idea of student input even one step further.
Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception was held last week. Among the nominees were three students from Kennedy Library — Ben Kieffer, Matt Rice and Lauren Young, who was named second runner up!
The history of Open House, one of Cal Poly’s largest annual events, spans as far back as 1904. We’ve digitally gathered some of the records that tell its history from University Archives to share with you. Read more
Back in the fall, I wrote a post about a new student-run and student-written academic journal I was about to start, called Symposium: Student Journal of Science and Math. At that time, we had the initial design by our Branding Director Natalie Rich and the idea to create an outlet that promotes scientific discussion and research among students of the College of Science and Math (COSAM). Now we’re in full swing!
Derrick Usher is a communication studies major (Fall ’14) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo.
This is the third in a series of blog posts in which he shares his experiences processing the Jack Family Papers and some of the stories that he uncovers (read the first two blog posts here and here).
This post is written by Jesse Vestermark, Architecture and Environmental Design Librarian. Featured image: A future library envisioned by Claire Joseph.
In December 2013, I received and unusual request from Professor Richard Beller, an Architecture faculty member I have worked with in the past. He didn’t (necessarily) need me to help his students find resources on the design of libraries. Instead, he wanted me and a handful of my library colleagues to help advise his twenty or so third-year students in ARCH 353 Architectural Design 3.3 (Lab) through the process of designing a public library for Oakland, California for the year 2030. Read more