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Connecting students to their shared past at Cal Poly

Ever notice those huge, life-size photos posted on the windows of the University Store showing student life at Cal Poly in the olden days?  The 100″ by 100″ photos are definitely hard to miss. The unique, blown-up images are part of a collaborative partnership between Kennedy Library and the Cal Poly Corporation. Read more

Getting started with Rachel Scott

My name is Rachel Scott. If you Google my name, you will find out, shockingly, that I am not the only Rachel Scott in the world — side note: I also discovered that fact when I was invited to a Facebook group called “The Rachel Scotts of Facebook,” a huge and kind of creepy coalition of thousands of Rachel Scotts. You will find lots of other Rachel Scotts out there who have done many exciting things, like Rachel Scott musicians, Rachel Scott authors and Rachel Scott tumblrs.

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Kennedy Library is an open education library

Kennedy Library recently introduced OATS (Open Access to Textbooks for Students). For more about how students can use OATS for their success, please see this Q and A.

The rising cost of textbooks is no secret; it affects every Cal Poly student who shells out $200+ a quarter on books they may not use after their 10-week course (I mean, I loved oceanography, but that book is just getting dusty on my shelf now).

Kennedy Library is working to change that, and decrease the cost of education through a series of new affordable learning solutions being implemented this fall. The library is also committed to inclusive access for the future, which is why they have made an open education librarian position dedicated to open and affordable education.

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The golden carrot: Finger sandwich outreach with business librarian Mark Bieraugel

This is a guest post by Mark Bieraugel, the business librarian. His interests include big data and helping student entrepreneurs. In his spare time he searches for nudibranchs and octopi in tide pools. 

Finger sandwiches. No-cook appetizers. BBQ chicken.

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5 Tips for Beating Finals Stress and Acing School

The gigantic number of students in Kennedy Library can only mean one thing: it’s finals week! Every seat is full and the lines at Julian’s have never been longer.

With end-of-year finals here, that means Cal Poly students are currently facing their most stressful week ever (and just when you thought dead week was the worst).

But we’re here too help! Don’t let finals stress you out. I’ve compiled my top 5 tips for beating the stress and acing your exams.

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Top 7 Best/Worst Things About Graduating

June 2013 is officially here, and that means the day I’ve been dreading expecting avoiding eagerly anticipating is finally here: graduation.

Obviously, I’ve got some mixed feelings. This is a huge step into the next stage of any young adult’s life. It’s like going from adult life with the training wheels still on to full-fledged grown-up individual. My heart is doing little backflips right now just thinking about commencement, and I’ve still got two weeks to freak out about it.

So, on the threshold of the next stage, my boss asked me to write about the graduating experience. All I could think was, “AAAAAAAaaaaaahhh!”

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On Pitch: Winners of the Pitch Perfect Video Competition

Cal Poly’s outstandingly creative students were rewarded today for their entries in the Kennedy Library and Orfalea College of Business’ 5th Annual Pitch Perfect Video Competition.

Students were asked to create 60-second videos around the theme “Imagine your Dream Library,” and the winners were selected by a panel of eight judges on their technical merit, imagination and clarity of vision. Orfalea College of Business Dean Dave Christy said each year he is impressed by the incredible level of talent and variety.

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