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Written by Victoria Billings two 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

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 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.

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Nerd entrepreneurs, bro entrepreneurs, and inspiration at Cal Poly

A man in blue with glasses sits next to a man in a suit who holds a microphone and one hand raised as he talks.

I like to think I’m an old hat at Science Cafes. After all, I’ve worked at Kennedy Library for eight months, and already worked two Science Cafes. I should have mastered it, right? Of course, just when I feel like

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Top six reasons why we love Kennedy Library on rainy days

A photo from the 5th floor of Kennedy Library. We are looking out onto several stories of the cement and glass building. The balconies are decorated with tables with yellow umbrellas. In the background, there are gray rainclouds over a green mountain with a white letter P painted on it.

Cal Poly has been a little damp lately, but don’t let that get you down! Rainy days are a chance to puddle jump or stay inside with a book and a mug of tea, so to honor them we’ve created

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

One fish, two fish, read fish, cute fish

A green cut-out map of the United States, with a photo of Dr. Seuss and the words Read Across America across the top.

Hey, book nerds! You’ve probably already marked your calendars, but in case you forgot, March 2 is the birthday of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) and the annual Read Across America. Of course, this means Kennedy Library celebrated by inviting

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Crowd-sourced gaming with Cal Poly Science Café at SLO Mini Maker Faire

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Cal Poly Science Café at Kennedy Library offers interactive experiences with an expert – taste coffee, build an imaginary city with found objects, offer ideas on how to collect E.coli samples – and now, be a part of a crowd-sourced

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into Library Land: The Can-Do Attitude

A woman in a red bandana and blue shirt poses arm raised flexing her bicep and rolling up her sleeve like the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster. A blue speech bubble above her says "We Can Do It!"

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. As my boss, Karen, wisely said this week, it’s best

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

CSI: E. coli

A bearded man and a young woman stand next to each other, smiling and holding small stuffed animal models of E. coli, which are fuzzy, oval-shaped and have two big eyes and little tentacles.

The last creature I would ever think to fingerprint would be an E. coli microbe. First, it doesn’t have fingers. And second, it’s gross. But then again, I’m not biological sciences professor Chris Kitts, who has pioneered the Cal Poly

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into library land: Blogging bonanza

A photo of a giant microbe plush of an E. coli cell, sitting on top of a shelf of books.

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. It’s been a busy two weeks! And not just because

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