Out Loud  / Earn by Doing

Written by Tyler Deitz one year ago

28 boxes later: Surprises in the McPhee Collection

Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & University Archives. This summer he is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the second in a series of posts

Written by Tyler Deitz one year ago

Adventures in the Archives: My first week

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Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & Archives. This summer he is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the first in a series of posts in

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Top 7 Best/Worst Things About Graduating

June 2013 is officially here, and that means the day I’ve been dreading expecting avoiding eagerly anticipating is finally here: graduation. Obviously, I’ve got some mixed feelings. This is a huge step into the next stage of any young adult’s

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Announcing two of Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employees of the Year!

A man in a suit and glasses stands next to a young woman in turquoise and a young man in a burgundy button up and tie. The young man holds a plaque for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year. They are outside and it is sunny.

This year, two talented student assistants from Kennedy Library were recognized with honors at Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception. Glen Beebe, a programmer in Library Information Technology, was named Cal Poly’s top student employee out of

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Kennedy Library wins John Cotton Dana Award!

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The prestigious John Cotton Dana Award is given by the American Library Association (ALA) to recognize “outstanding achievement in the promotion of library services.” Kennedy Library is one of eight winners of a $10,000 grant and likely the first inspired

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Cal Poly students create app for fish bowls

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Some of the best ideas are born under pressure. That’s certainly true with Cal Poly 24-hour Hackathon participants Jack Maize, Ali Albiani and Kevin DeBoer, who won an award for best library app. Jack, Ali and Kevin are the minds

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Meet the LibRATs!

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Before starting work on a video (watch it below) starring the smart and talented Kennedy Library LibRATs, the only thing I knew about the students was based on the rat logo I’d seen in the library. Like most Cal Poly

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Integral to the community at Cal Poly

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Colette Hayes attended Cal Poly from 1998 to 2002 and worked at Kennedy Library her freshman, sophomore, and senior years (because junior year, she was studying abroad). Recently she got back in touch! As part of getting to know Colette,

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Journey into Libraryland: Top 10 things I learned from my Kennedy Library internship

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Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library.

Written by Victoria Billings one year ago

Nerd entrepreneurs, bro entrepreneurs, and inspiration at Cal Poly

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I like to think I’m an old hat at Science Cafes. After all, I’ve worked at Kennedy Library for eight months, and already worked two Science Cafes. I should have mastered it, right? Of course, just when I feel like

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