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Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Kennedy Library collaborating with Graphic Communication on new Wadewitz Collection

The June 1902 cover for The Inland Printer, an important industry trade journal published for over six decades.

Kennedy Library has been working with the Graphic Communication department in the College of Liberal Arts on a recent gift to Cal Poly, the E.H. Wadewitz Collection, donated by the Printing Industries of America. The E.H. Wadewitz Collection represents perhaps

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

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It took eight months of waiting, but finally the library copy of The Goldfinch stayed on the shelf long enough for me to get my mitts on it. As it was, I had to jerk it out of my sister’s

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

Casebook, by Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson

It’s a coincidence that just after re-reading a childhood favorite of mine, Harriet the Spy, I should pick up an adult novel that also features kids spying on adults. This time around, it’s the main character’s parents who are under

Written by Alex Thomas four months ago

A Controversial Commencement: Cal Poly and Ronald Reagan, 1974

This post is written by Alex Thomas (HIST ’16), Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Alex reflects on another Cal Poly commencement, back in 1974. And it turns out some of the topics from forty years ago still ring

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

The New Atascadero Library: Turning vision into reality

Atascadero Library

This post is written by Katherine O’Clair, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian. On Saturday, June 7, I had the joy and privilege to attend the grand opening of the new Atascadero (Public) Library. The large crowd anxiously awaiting the ribbon-cutting

Written by Rachel Scott four months ago

Student Assistants of the Library: Roxanne Hoffman

Packing, scanning, and checking-in texts and media might sound a little boring, but without it, we wouldn’t have access to a lot of valuable stuff. And for student assistant Roxanne Hoffman, this is all in a day’s work with Interlibrary

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

Deeper access to the research you need: 250+ journals now available

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This post is written by Tim Strawn, director of information resources. Using a data-driven evaluative process, Kennedy Library, with special one-time funds, purchased perpetual access to a large number of high-demand electronic journal back files. This means that faculty, students

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

Open Science Cafe: First year launch

Open Science Cafe

I’ve been reflecting on the inaugural Open Science Cafe. In case you missed it, Ali Albiani, a soon-to-be-graduate in art and design, developed an interactive event that featured Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times: “How to use

Written by Rachel Scott five 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 five 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

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