Out Loud

Written by Conny eleven months ago

Dean’s Welcome & Thank You, Winter 2015-16

Happy New Year to all our friends and partners! I hope your holidays and break were restful, and gave you time to imagine and plan a wonderful 2016. The Kennedy Library thrives on our partnerships with you and on the visions

Written by Cara King eleven months ago

Fall Colloquium on Academic Libraries of the Future

Kennedy Library hosted Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of a colloquium on the future of academic libraries. Webster gave a keynote presentation on recent shifts in library roles, current trends, and how future libraries

Written by Jan Kline eleven months ago

Summerlong, by Dean Bakopoulos

Dean Bakopoulos

It’s probably the most inappropriate time of year possible to read a novel set in the middle of a heat wave in the steamy midwest, but right before Christmas was when I happened to discover this one. It starts with

Written by Leona Rajaee one year ago

Geography Awareness Week 2015 at Kennedy Library

Last month, Kennedy Library participated in International Geography Awareness Week by hosting a variety of events which celebrated and explored the power of maps. These events were organized by both the SLO GIS User Group and Kennedy Library Data Services.

Written by Jan Kline one year ago

Two Excellent Debut Novels about Family

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The holidays have a way of reminding us about family: the ones we are born into (and sometimes flee from), and the ones we choose. I’ve recently read two very different first novels that center around this theme. Aaron Englund,

Written by Leona Rajaee one year ago

Keith Webster’s Library of the Future

Keith Webster

Kennedy Library hosted library visionary Keith Webster for an exciting talk on the evolving nature of libraries and insights on emerging trends in the library world that can redefine the academic experience of students. Webster’s public talk was part of

Written by Leona Rajaee one year ago

Cal Poly Authors: Scientists at War

Cal Poly Authors
Join  to discuss Scientists at War
Book by Sarah Bridger

On Friday Nov. 6, Kennedy Library welcomed History Department assistant professor Sarah Bridger and Shelley Hurt, an associate professor in the Political Science Department to discuss Bridger’s new book Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research. Inspiration

Written by Leona Rajaee one year ago

Bending the Rules of Art and Science with Tim Jenison

Tim Jenison: Close-Up
Exhibit and Science Café
at Robert E. Kennedy Library

An artist’s studio and a scientist’s laboratory may seem worlds apart. That’s because many people view art and science as different as night and day, but some, like inventor Tim Jenison, believe the artist and the scientist are intricately connected.

Written by Leona Rajaee one year ago

Celebrate Open Access Week with Kennedy Library

Open Access Week

This week (Oct. 20-23) Kennedy Library is joining a host of institutions around the world to celebrate Open Access Week (OA Week), a global event that aims to promote open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Open

Written by Conny one year ago

Welcome New Colleagues

Welcome to the following colleagues who have joined the Kennedy Library team since spring 2015: Cassandra Castillo, Resource Sharing & Collections Specialist, Information Resources & Resource Sharing Linda Daguerre, Lead Weekend Services Specialist, Access Services Katy Fluitt, Lead Evening Services

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