Out Loud

Written by Jan Kline nine months 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 nine months 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 nine months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Scientists at War

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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 ten months 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 eleven months 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 eleven months 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

Written by Leona Rajaee eleven months ago

Cutting-edge video production for all: Kennedy Library launches One Button Studio

Recording video in the One Button Studio

The One Button Studio helps fulfill Kennedy Library’s goal to provide access to technology and innovative spaces for the Cal Poly community. Opened October 1, 2015, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff now have access to advanced video production tools

Written by Jan Kline eleven months ago

Purity, by Jonathan Franzen

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Jonathan Franzen has a way of pissing some people off. Popular author Jennifer Weiner, for example, has been in a feud with him for years, and invented the term “Franzenfreude,” defined as “the frustration with literary critics’ apparent preference for

Written by Conny eleven months ago

Upcoming Events and Exhibits

Next Stop: SLO. The Arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad (Exhibit, Special Collections & Archives), September 22 – December 17, 2015 Open Access Week: Open for Collaboration Laura Hosman, SPELL – Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (Event, Room 111H), October 22,

Written by Conny eleven months ago

Next Stop – San Luis Obispo: The Arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad 

Next Stop: SLO
Exhibit in Special Collections
and Archives, room 409

In early October, Special Collections and Archives participated in the 2015 Central Coast Railroad Festival, connecting with local train buffs and the general public alike. Two interactive web maps were unveiled, which compliment a student-curated exhibit. The narrow-gauge Pacific Coast Railway carried people

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