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Written by Lauren Young three years ago

Team Kennedy Library scores the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

jumbotron of the ACRL award announcement

Kennedy Library is the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Are we excited? We certainly are. For those who may not know, ACRL grants this award to libraries that strive

Written by Rachel Scott three years ago

Discovering history through GIS

Kennedy Library’s Data Studio welcomed Ann Kelly Knowles on Monday, January 13, when she spoke about the connections historical GIS can reveal in terms of unknown patterns and relationships between different historical events. Examples explored included the American Industrial Revolution,

Written by Karen Lauritsen three years ago

2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Winner

Kennedy Library wins 2014 ACRL Excellence in Libraries Award

We’re excited and honored that 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! We are the first university library in California to

Written by Rachel Scott four years ago

Geography Awareness Week 2013

Photo of Russ and Jeanine at map reception in community gallery

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, Kennedy Library hosted a reception in the Community Gallery on Thursday, November 21 that featured maps created by students and faculty. Geography Awareness Week and the series of events we hosted for the

Written by Rachel Scott four years ago

From pilots to products: How urban prototyping can help your city

Photo of three people smiling holding a framed poster

Urban Prototyping: From Pilots to Products. Sounds impressive, but what on earth does it mean? Josette Melchor, the Founder and Executive Director of GAFFTA and George Zisiadis, an artist who recently installed the interactive “Pulse of the City” in Boston, explained

Written by Rachel Scott four years ago

Army veteran and Cal Poly student shares his experience this Veterans Day

Photo of Jose in the atrium at Kennedy Library

When we think of veterans, college students may not come to mind. We may think of older men and women who served in the military before we were born. However, veterans are many different ages and from all backgrounds. Meet

Written by Karen Lauritsen four years ago

Apply now! Open Science Cafe

Photo of Michael Newman in the stairs at Kennedy Library with green and gold balloons

I’m very excited to announce a new initiative, Open Science Cafe, which awards a student event proposal with a $3,000 budget and $500 stipend. Open Science Cafe is designed to inspire and empower students to make their own Cal Poly

Written by Rachel Scott four years ago

BDSM as an ethical lifestyle: A conversation with Lewis Call and Jane Lehr

Photo of Lewis Call and Jane Lehr holding a frame

The term “BDSM” and the word “library” are not often used in the same sentence (I don’t think). Kennedy Library, however, changed that last Friday, October 18, at its most recent Conversations with Cal Poly Authors event. During this conversation, Lewis Call,

Written by Rachel Scott four years ago

Connecting students to their shared past at Cal Poly

Photo of Special Collections images of Cal Poly at University Store

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

Written by Rachel Scott four years ago

Getting started with Rachel Scott

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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

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