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Written by Rachel Scott eleven months ago

Envisioning a library of the future with students in ARCH 353

A future library envisioned by Claire Joseph.

This post is written by Jesse Vestermark, Architecture and Environmental Design Librarian. Featured image: A future library envisioned by Claire Joseph. In December 2013, I received and unusual request from Professor Richard Beller, an Architecture faculty member I have worked

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

6th Annual Pitch Perfect Awards: Student videos explore entrepreneurial library ideas

Pitch Perfect Winners

Everyone gathered around the screen in the atrium on Tuesday, March 11. Most were students, looking excited and nervous. Others were library staff and professors, looking happy and excited. Off to the side were five huge checks to be handed

Written by Laura Sorvetti one year ago

A century’s-worth of family history

DerricksFirstBlogPost

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 first in

Written by Tyler Deitz one year ago

Filed Again: Concluding findings in the McPhee Collection

Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & University Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the third in a series of posts in which

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Art and Design senior Ali Albiani is Open Science Cafe winner

Albiani at Cal Poly

Ali Albiani describes herself as a left-handed graphic designer and adventurer who lives life to the fullest. She’s a senior studying Art+Design with a concentration in graphic design. Her passions include “incorporating design in combination with technology, science, startups, fine

Written by Lauren Young one year ago

Team Kennedy Library scores the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

jumbotron of the ACRL award announcement

Kennedy Library is the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Are we excited? We certainly are. For those who may not know, ACRL grants this award to libraries that strive

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

Discovering history through GIS

Ann Kelly Knowles

Kennedy Library’s Data Studio welcomed Ann Kelly Knowles on Monday, January 13, when she spoke about the connections historical GIS can reveal in terms of unknown patterns and relationships between different historical events. Examples explored included the American Industrial Revolution,

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Winner

Kennedy Library wins 2014 ACRL Excellence in Libraries Award

We’re excited and honored that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award! We are the first university library in California to

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

Geography Awareness Week 2013

Photo of Russ and Jeanine at map reception in community gallery

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, Kennedy Library hosted a reception in the Community Gallery on Thursday, November 21 that featured maps created by students and faculty. Geography Awareness Week and the series of events we hosted for the

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

From pilots to products: How urban prototyping can help your city

Photo of three people smiling holding a framed poster

Urban Prototyping: From Pilots to Products. Sounds impressive, but what on earth does it mean? Josette Melchor, the Founder and Executive Director of GAFFTA and George Zisiadis, an artist who recently installed the interactive “Pulse of the City” in Boston, explained

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