Some of the best ideas are born under pressure.
That’s certainly true with Cal Poly 24-hour Hackathon participants Jack Maize, Ali Albiani and Kevin DeBoer, who won an award for best library app. Jack, Ali and Kevin are the minds behind the app concept Fish Bowl, which allows users to reserve Kennedy Library’s fish bowls, the collaborative study rooms on the second floor.
Before starting work on a video (watch it below) starring the smart and talented Kennedy Library LibRATs, the only thing I knew about the students was based on the rat logo I’d seen in the library. Like most Cal Poly students, I had no idea that the LibRATs were in fact a revolutionary and controversial program in Library Land.
Colette Hayes attended Cal Poly from 1998 to 2002 and worked at Kennedy Library her freshman, sophomore, and senior years (because junior year, she was studying abroad). Recently she got back in touch!
As part of getting to know Colette, I asked her a few questions about what she’s doing now, which includes working towards a master’s in library and information science at San Jose State University. During our email exchange Colette wrote: Kennedy Library was integral to my sense of community at Cal Poly, and that has influenced my vision of how academic libraries should be.
Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library.
I like to think I’m an old hat at Science Cafes. After all, I’ve worked at Kennedy Library for eight months, and already worked two Science Cafes. I should have mastered it, right? Of course, just when I feel like I know what to expect, a Cal Poly Science Café comes along to prove to me just how unique each library event is. Read more
Cal Poly has been a little damp lately, but don’t let that get you down! Rainy days are a chance to puddle jump or stay inside with a book and a mug of tea, so to honor them we’ve created a list of the six things we love about Kennedy Library on rainy days. Read more
Hey, book nerds! You’ve probably already marked your calendars, but in case you forgot, March 2 is the birthday of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) and the annual Read Across America. Of course, this means Kennedy Library celebrated by inviting a bunch of adorable kidlets over to enjoy a couple of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved books. Read more