Out Loud

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout

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This is one dysfunctional family, though it’s not hard to see how they ended up this way. Growing up in small-town Maine, three small children are left unattended in the family car; one of them releases the parking brake, allowing

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

It’s Book Fair Season in California

A view from the CODEX book fair (photo by Jessica Holada).

This post is written by Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives. “Book artists invent the library by adding to it. They are inventors of new libraries and new readers.” -Peter Rutledge Koch, opening remarks at CODEX V It’s

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

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For a book only slightly over 200 pages, The Children Act packs a substantial wallop.

Written by Rachel Scott three months ago

Geospatial data: Where does it go?

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Thursday, February 12, Kennedy Library welcomed Jon Jablonski, head of UC Santa Barbara’s Map and Imagery Laboratory. Jon gave a talk called “Where does all the geospatial data go?”. Specifically, he talked about the status of building geospatial libraries for storage, discovery and

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Broadside: Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers

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Cuesta College’s 2015 Book of the Year is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. In partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Library and San Luis Obispo Reads Program, the author will visit for a conversation and book signing on

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

The Seaweed Specimen with Josie Iselin

Halosaccion Nereo: Image by Josie Iselin

Today in the Data Studio, Josie Iselin, a photographer, writer and book designer based in San Francisco, talked about her work in the context of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) movement. Ms. Iselin currently has an exhibition of seaweed

Written by Derrick Usher four months ago

Mustang Daily Digitization Project

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Special Collections and Archives is digitizing Cal Poly’s student newspaper collection. The collection includes of all of Cal Poly’s student newspapers, beginning with the first weekly student publication, The Polygram, in 1916. We’ve named the endeavor “The Mustang Daily Digitization Project,” in recognition of the

Written by Patrick Kammermeyer four months ago

Stretching your imagination into the future

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I am not a creature designed for institutional meetings. My body rebels against long periods of sitting, even when food is involved. So the thought of being in meetings about the future for an entire day made me consider sticking

Written by Andrew Bui four months ago

How to be a reluctant futurist

Bryan Alexander leading Cal Poly Science Cafe workshop on how to be a futurist

Do you remember when you were in high school, and seemingly every single adult figure in your life kept chiding you for not knowing what you want to do with your future?  I mean, realistically you had a solid four

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz

L to R, screenwriter Karen Croner, actress Tina Fey, novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz

After careening through her latest novel, You Should Have Known, I was excited to learn that Jean Hanff Korelitz had quite a few earlier books. Admission appealed to me immediately because of its setting — academia — and the fact

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