Out Loud  / kennedy library

Written by Tyler Deitz two years ago

Past, present and future of Banned Books Week

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Farewell, Vicki! A year and so much more

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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

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

On Pitch: Winners of the Pitch Perfect Video Competition

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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,”

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Yerba mate for the world!

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What’s green, full of caffeine, and on a mission to rebuild the rainforest? Our Guayaki! Science Cafe guests will tell you, it’s yerba mate! Last week Cal Poly Science Cafe hosted Ana Yazdi and Michael Newton of Guayaki, who shared

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Announcing two of Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employees of the Year!

A man in a suit and glasses stands next to a young woman in turquoise and a young man in a burgundy button up and tie. The young man holds a plaque for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year. They are outside and it is sunny.

This year, two talented student assistants from Kennedy Library were recognized with honors at Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception. Glen Beebe, a programmer in Library Information Technology, was named Cal Poly’s top student employee out of

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Conversations with Cal Poly Authors puts morality on trial

Photo of Ron Den Otter and Jude Egan at Cal Poly Authors

“I believe that my book, Judicial Review in an Age of Moral Pluralism, is the most important book in the history of the world,” said Ronald Den Otter, Cal Poly associate professor of political science, to kick off the Cal Poly

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Meet the LibRATs!

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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

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Integral to the community at Cal Poly

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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,

Written by Tyler Deitz two years ago

The history of fun reading

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This is a guest post by Kristen Thorp, the Student Assistant Coordinator for Access Services. In her spare time she manages the library’s Good Reads collection. She’s excited to receive her MLIS in June. Good Reads are just that: good

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into Libraryland: Top 10 things I learned from my Kennedy Library internship

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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.

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