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Reimagining Kennedy Library now, to build a bridge to the future

On November 21 and 22, a project team from the architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch will be visiting the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Their visit kicks off a project to reimagine Kennedy Library for the next 5-10 years. Consider these 5-10 years to be a bridge between the library we know now, and the library of the future, also known as the academic commons.

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Apply now! Open Science Cafe

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 Science Café event with the researcher, thought leader or creative mover and shaker of their choice. This is Learn by Doing. Read more

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

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, an associate professor of history, was joined by Jane Lehr, associate professor in the departments of ethnic studies and women’s and gender studies and liberal arts and engineering studies, to talk about Call’s new book BDSM in American Science Fiction and Fantasy

While this topic seems like it may only cover a small portion of the world, big themes with broad implications were discussed.

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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

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kennedy Library

So we all know that Kennedy Library is an awesome place to study, hang out between classes, get coffee and more. But did you know that your library has so much more to offer? Our library is such an amazing place, and it is filled with all kinds of resources to make your time here at Cal Poly easier and more fun. Read more

Past, present and future of Banned Books Week

The Past:

Step into the way-back machine, all the way to the year 2010. It was my first year at Cal Poly and the first time Kennedy Library celebrated Banned Books Week. Because our celebration was new, when someone had a question about the display they were encouraged to come talk to me. Every night at 10pm when I walked in the door, several students at the front desk were ready to yell at me, outraged that we were banning books!

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Farewell, Vicki! A year and so much more

Today is the last day of work for Victoria Billings, our intrepid communications and public programs student assistant. Of course, this is the right thing considering she is now a Cal Poly journalism graduate. The world awaits! A world, I hope, in which she can use her fluent French and fluent writing skills. But, even though this day had to come, it is still bittersweet.

We’ll miss you, Vicki! Your sense of humor, creative ideas and muscle-y brain power were truly appreciated. Please keep us informed of your latest and greatest conquers in the field. We will be rooting for you all the way.

Pièce de résistance

Vicki has been working on a retrospective of sorts, a year in review of her work and internship. There was a lot to cover! After all, this was truly a Journey Into Libraryland.

So, I’m delighted to introduce Victoria Billing’s final video project for Kennedy Library, A Year and So Much More. A story, it turns out, that can best be told in clay.

Photo of Vicki with her thumbs up

 

It was a blast working with you, Vicki! Seriously.

Please leave your good wishes for Vicki in the comments.