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Outstanding student employee of the year nominees and winner!

Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception was held last week. Among the nominees were three students from Kennedy Library — Ben Kieffer, Matt Rice and Lauren Young, who was named second runner up!

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LibRAT tips and tricks for saving money

Since working as a LibRAT, I have learned many library tricks to save some extra cash on my course textbooks. Now, I get to pass on some of my tips to you!

Tip #1: Link+ “links” us to more libraries

Kennedy Library is able to expand the amount of books and other physical resources students can check out with Link+. Link+ literally “links” Kennedy Library to other university and public libraries throughout California and Nevada.

You can use Link+ for more than just checking out books for research. With a simple swipe of my PolyCard, I have checked out several readings for my GE classes that I only needed for a week through Link+.

One clever LibRAT was even able obtain her textbooks for the majority of her classes on Link+ for free!

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Seeing (and thinking) orange: A LibRAT living in an open access world

As you stay awake till the library’s closing hours, cramming for your midterms and finishing your essays this week, you may have seen bright orange banners and logos. Don’t worry. Your over-caffeinated mind isn’t playing tricks on you.

All the orange in Kennedy Library this week shows our belief in open.

Much of what the Open Access Week movement supports align with the library’s belief in affordable learning for students. During Open Access Week, Kennedy Library’s special guests, staff, and students (like me!) want to discuss this open idea with the Cal Poly community.

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Discover what open access means to you at Open Week 2013

What does open access mean to you and your teaching and research?

Find out at Open Week 2013, a series of events from Oct. 17-24 designed specifically for Cal Poly as part of the global Open Access Week movement. Join us to explore the issues, ask questions and learn together at workshops and events. For a complete schedule of speakers, go to our calendar.

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Be a part of it! Launching new science and math student journal

This post is written by Lauren Young, fourth year biology student, LibRAT and chair of SLAC. Lauren will be (meta)blogging about how she is working this year to combine her love of science and writing, in her preparations for a career in science communication. These preparations intersect with her deep involvement with and many valuable contributions to Kennedy Library.

Since June, I have been collaborating with Digital Scholarship Services Librarian Marisa Ramirez and professors of the College of Science of Mathematics (COSAM) on an exciting new project called Symposium: Student Journal of Science and Mathematics.

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Love at first study with Lauren Young

This is the first post in a series by Lauren Young, fourth year biology student, LibRAT and chair of SLAC (more on those acronyms below!). Lauren will be (meta)blogging about how she is working this year to combine her love of science and writing, in her preparations for a career in science communication. These preparations intersect with her deep involvement with and many valuable contributions to Kennedy Library.

Love at First Study

It’s a running joke with my friends that Kennedy Library is my second home. Since freshman year, one of my favorite things to do is discover new nooks and crannies for studying in the five-story building.

What can I say? It was love at first study.

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