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Open Science Cafe: “How to use data and design to tell stories” with Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times

“When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.” —Jasper Johns

This quote reflects the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had leading Open Science Café on Friday, May 9th 2014: “How to use data and design to tell stories” with Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times.

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Thank you from Anna Gold, university librarian

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold.

On April 30 and May 1 and 2, we had a truly memorable celebration of the Kennedy Library’s ACRL award for excellence in university libraries.

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A spectacular view of the past: San Luis Obispo in 1907

This post is written by Alex Thomas (HIST ’16), Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives.

The other day I got to time travel.

Refrigerator cars lined up on the tracks. A restaurant advertised to passengers: ALL TRAINS STOP 10 MINUTES. OWL CIGAR  – 5¢. The man at the ticket booth leaned up against the wall in the shade.

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Celebrating Kennedy Library’s ACRL Award

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. In other words, Kennedy Library was picked as the best university library out of all who applied. Click here to read the award-winning application.

Of course winning an award as huge as this one comes with a huge celebration to match! The library celebrated this prestigious award for a few days last week. Read more

Open Science Café: My Experience

Learning is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Barris

Open Science Café has empowered me to make my event an incredible reality!

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Student assistants of the library: Alex Georges

This post is written in collaboration with Lauren Young, LibRAT and Kennedy Library Out Loud contributor.

Making more than 600 master theses searchable through the library’s online cataloging database, PolyCat, may sound difficult and complicated. But, for Alex Georges, student assistant for library-monographs, this all a part of what makes his position unique. In addition to cataloging recently submitted and past alumni’s master theses, Alex sorts through incoming mail and processes new books and gift orders.

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Dancing together from 0 to 31: Art + Computer Science = Learning

What is the benefit of educational games? How do art and computer science interact? And most importantly, what is “the binary dance?”

Pete Hawkes, our Cal Poly Science Cafe guest at the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire on May 10, explains all that and more in this interview.

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