Out Loud

Written by Jenny Freilach seven months ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

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Special Collections and Archives’ current exhibit, Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives, features research by students enrolled in History 100: An Introduction to the Study of History. Students majoring in history are required to take this course early in their degree

Written by Jan Kline seven months ago

Family Money: Two New Comic Novels

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Money, while a part of modern life, has a way of complicating family relationships, especially when there are large amounts of it in play. I’ve recently read two novels that have the issue of family money running through them. The

Written by Jan Kline eight months ago

The Portable Veblen, by Elizabeth McKenzie

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The main character in this book is one of the most specific and memorable I’ve encountered in a while. Veblen Amundsen-Hovda is an underachiever (despite her high intelligence, college degree, and fluency in Norwegian, she’s doing temporary clerical work at

Written by Conny nine months ago

Dean’s Welcome, Spring 2015-16

We hope you are enjoying a great spring quarter. Spring is a season of renewal, but for us it’s also a season of thanks. We are very grateful to the students of Cal Poly for their commitment to making the

Written by Conny nine months ago

Student Success Transformation

Last summer University Facilities began to reach out to the library to explore how Student Success Fees could be used to improve and transform library study spaces. The library worked closely with Facilities to develop an exciting plan, presented to

Written by Conny nine months ago

Kennedy Library to Fund Lexis-Nexis Access Despite Funding Constraints

In 2015 a CSU-wide decision was made to withdraw system-wide funding for ProQuest’s Lexis-Nexis database. Lexis-Nexis Academic indexes business, legal and news sources, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, financial information, and legal information from federal, state, and municipal courts. The decision

Written by Conny nine months ago

“The Living Library” Exhibit at Kennedy Library, April 12 – June 3

“The Living Library” exhibit showcases Cal Poly’s united efforts towards sustainability and resilience through practices ranging from art, architecture, and agriculture, to engineering, public policy, and community service. The Living Library exhibit brings the natural world inside the library: an

Written by Conny nine months ago

New Location, New Services

Just before the end of winter quarter, the library’s Research Help Desk (also known as the reference desk) was relocated from its longtime first-floor location to a new home on the second floor. Research Help services offer assistance for anyone

Written by Conny nine months ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

History students are the stars of a current exhibit in Special Collections and Archives focused on the delights and challenges of conducting primary source research, and the process of finding “hidden” stories in the University Archives. In fall and winter

Written by Conny nine months ago

Thank you for your input (SLAC Survey 2016)!

Each year the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) conducts a survey with the goal of assessing how the library’s spaces, services and resources can improve. This January the library launched the 2016 survey, resulting in over 2,600 responses received from

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