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Written by Zach Vowell two years ago

A new era for Cal Poly’s archives

San Luis Obispo, panoramic view from Terrace Hill, 1907 [composite]

Since 2008, Kennedy Library has made our special collections and archives available online at digital.lib.calpoly.edu, using a digital asset management system called CONTENTdm. This system served the library well in our early attempts to provide basic access to our digitized

Written by Rachel Scott three years ago

Getting into the “school mindset” and starting your quarter off the right way

Fall quarter can be a tough transition. Coming from a relaxed, summer state of mind into a hectic, busy, this-is-due-tomorrow mindset is a hard adjustment. However, this transition is something that has to be done sooner or later, and I

Written by Wendy Myren three years ago

The hidden history within letters: the Sinsheimer Family Correspondence

Wendy Myren is a history graduate student (Spring ‘15) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. She is working on a project to organize the correspondence of a historic family of San Luis Obispo. This is the first in

Written by Karen Lauritsen three years ago

Kaila Bussert named new Foundational Experiences Librarian

Kaila Bussert joined Cal Poly on July 7 as the new Foundational Experiences Librarian. Kaila will work across the campus to develop instructional and recreational programming to support the development of competencies and literacies that are the underpinning of a

Written by Karen Lauritsen three years ago

Thank you from Anna Gold, university librarian

Anna congratulates graduating students

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold. On April 30 and May 1 and 2, we had a truly memorable celebration of the Kennedy Library’s ACRL award for excellence in university libraries.

Written by Derrick Usher three years ago

Discoveries in the Jack Family Papers: Some things change and some things don’t

Derrick Usher is a communication studies major (Fall ’14) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo. This is the third in

Written by Derrick Usher three years ago

Jack of all trades: Revealing history in Special Collections and Archives

Derrick Usher is a communication studies major (Fall ’14) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo. This is the second in

Written by Victoria Billings four years ago

5 Tips for Beating Finals Stress and Acing School

A photo of students sitting at a table, with books and papers laid out before them. They are studying.

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

Written by Victoria Billings four years ago

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

Written by Victoria Billings four years ago

Meet the LibRATs!

A woman with long dark hair parted to the side looks off the side of the frame, her mouth is smiling and slightly open as if she is talking.

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

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