Out Loud

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Celebrating Kennedy Library’s ACRL Award

ACRL Award

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. In other words, Kennedy Library was picked as the best university library out of all

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Objects of Affection exhibit opens May 12 with reception May 23

Objects of Affection

“Objects of Affection,” an exhibit that draws on the personal papers of families featured in an ethnic studies project, will be on display at the Kennedy Library at Cal Poly from May 12 to June 6. An opening reception featuring

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Conversations with Cal Poly Authors explores what it means to be wild

Wild Girls CPA

Kennedy Library got wild on Friday, April 18, as we welcomed Mary Stewart Atwell and Elizabeth Adan for our most recent Conversations with Cal Poly Authors event. In this casual conversation, Mary talked about her debut novel Wild Girls. Mary,

Written by Ali Albiani five months ago

Open Science Café: My Experience

Steve Duenes Open Science Cafe Event

“Learning is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Barris Open Science Café has empowered me to make my event an incredible reality! On January 28, 2014, I received a phone call from Karen Lauritsen, communication and public programs

Written by Jan Kline five months ago

The Unknowns, by Gabriel Roth

Gabe Roth

By now, I would have thought that the chance of coming up with a non-cliché male geek misfit character would be very slim. But Gabriel Roth has beaten the odds. His protagonist, Eric Muller, is real enough to walk off

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Student assistants of the library: Alex Georges

Alex Georges, student assistant in library-monographs

This post is written in collaboration with Lauren Young, LibRAT and Kennedy Library Out Loud contributor. Making more than 600 master theses searchable through the library’s online cataloging database, PolyCat, may sound difficult and complicated. But, for Alex Georges, student assistant for

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

Dancing together from 0 to 31: Art + Computer Science = Learning

Binary Dance illustrations.

What is the benefit of educational games? How do art and computer science interact? And most importantly, what is “the binary dance?” Pete Hawkes, our Cal Poly Science Cafe guest at the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire on

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

How Kennedy Library helps you save money

Kennedy Library

No longer will you break the bank buying an expensive textbook that you kinda-sorta used in that one GE class. No longer will you have to sell back that $150 biology textbook only to receive a fraction of what you

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Cal Poly Science Café to present Binary Dance May 10 at San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Kennedy Library will host “Binary Dance,” an interactive gaming experience on stage at Mission Plaza during the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10. The gaming experience is designed by Pete

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Student input is key in reimagining Kennedy Library

SLAC Photo Competition Reception

This post is written by Andrew Bui, Student Library Advisory Council. As a member of the Student Library Advisory Council, I’ve had amazing opportunities to collaborate with library administration about how we experience Kennedy Library. Being  someone who admittedly, (and

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