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Written by Rachel Scott ten months ago

Objects of Affection: Looking at the Diverse History of the Central Coast

Grace Yeh

Through stories, pictures, songs, performances, love letters and a rich family history, Objects of Affection shows us what life was like for diverse families on the Central Coast. The “Objects of Affection” exhibit draws upon the personal papers of families

Written by Derrick Usher ten months ago

Jack Growing Into the 20th Century

Receipt for Jack's Cadillac Touring Car, 1909 (Jack Family Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, 014_spc_000033)

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

Written by Karen Lauritsen ten months ago

Natalie Rich, library student assistant, presents at the Independent Book Publishers Association Conference

Natalie Rich_IBPA_thumbnail

This post is written by Natalie Rich, Kennedy Library’s digital communication & publishing student assistant for Digital Scholarship Services. She is helping shape the Earn by Doing, donor-funded position in its inaugural year. Her role is to coordinate interdisciplinary projects

Written by Ali Albiani ten months ago

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

Steve Duenes

“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,

Written by Karen Lauritsen ten months ago

Thank you from Anna Gold, university librarian

Anna congratulates graduating students

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.

Written by Alex Thomas ten months ago

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

The pieces of the puzzle after alignment. (San Luis Obispo County Regional Photo Collection, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, 168-1-B-01-35 [detail])

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

Written by Rachel Scott ten months ago

Celebrating Kennedy Library’s ACRL Award

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

Written by Ali Albiani ten months ago

Open Science Café: My Experience

Steve Duenes Open Science Cafe Event

“Learning is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Barris Open Science Café has empowered me to make my event an incredible reality!

Written by Rachel Scott ten months ago

Student assistants of the library: Alex Georges

Alex Georges, student assistant in library-monographs

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

Written by Rachel Scott eleven months ago

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

Binary Dance illustrations.

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