Out Loud

Written by Katie Sheetz eight months ago

Sister’s Inn: Re-discovering a San Luis Obispo business


In the fall of 2014, Special Collections and Archives acquired a box full of photos, newspaper clippings, and magazines. As a Special Collections Student Assistant, it is my job to reach back through the years and find the story that

Written by Rachel Scott eight months ago

Meet Nasim Delavari: Host of Open Science Cafe

Nasim Delavari

Nasim Delavari (MCRO ’15) is one of this year’s winners of the Open Science Cafe competition. On Friday April 10, she will host Appropriate Technologies, Near and Far, which she is very passionate about. Read on to find out more!

Written by Rachel Scott nine months ago

Meet Robert Garlinghouse: Host of Open Science Cafe

Robert Garlinghouse

Robert Garlinghouse, one of this year’s Open Science Cafe winners, is an industrial  engineering senior with a passion for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). In order to get to know him better, and for a preview of what the event, Living

Written by Jan Kline nine months ago

The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout


This is one dysfunctional family, though it’s not hard to see how they ended up this way. Growing up in small-town Maine, three small children are left unattended in the family car; one of them releases the parking brake, allowing

Written by Laura Sorvetti nine months ago

It’s Book Fair Season in California

A view from the CODEX book fair (photo by Jessica Holada).

This post is written by Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives. “Book artists invent the library by adding to it. They are inventors of new libraries and new readers.” -Peter Rutledge Koch, opening remarks at CODEX V It’s

Written by Jan Kline nine months ago

The Children Act, by Ian McEwan


For a book only slightly over 200 pages, The Children Act packs a substantial wallop.

Written by Rachel Scott nine months ago

Geospatial data: Where does it go?

Jon & Jeanine - Where does all the geo spatial data go

Thursday, February 12, Kennedy Library welcomed Jon Jablonski, head of UC Santa Barbara’s Map and Imagery Laboratory. Jon gave a talk called “Where does all the geospatial data go?”. Specifically, he talked about the status of building geospatial libraries for storage, discovery and

Written by Karen Lauritsen nine months ago

Broadside: Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers

Kevin Powers Poem by Ninja Press

Cuesta College’s 2015 Book of the Year is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. In partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Library and San Luis Obispo Reads Program, the author will visit for a conversation and book signing on

Written by Karen Lauritsen nine months ago

The Seaweed Specimen with Josie Iselin

Halosaccion Nereo: Image by Josie Iselin

Today in the Data Studio, Josie Iselin, a photographer, writer and book designer based in San Francisco, talked about her work in the context of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) movement. Ms. Iselin currently has an exhibition of seaweed

Written by Derrick Usher ten months ago

Mustang Daily Digitization Project


Special Collections and Archives is digitizing Cal Poly’s student newspaper collection. The collection includes of all of Cal Poly’s student newspapers, beginning with the first weekly student publication, The Polygram, in 1916. We’ve named the endeavor “The Mustang Daily Digitization Project,” in recognition of the