Out Loud  / kennedy library

Written by Zach Vowell three months 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 ten months ago

Learning to imagine the future with Bryan Alexander

Student with DeLorean Time Machine

Thinking about the future can be difficult. How do we know what is going to happen? How do we know what the future holds for education and technology? How do we know what our lives will be like 20 years

Written by Rachel Scott ten months ago

Why should you enter a video in the Pitch Perfect Competition?

The Pitch Perfect winners from 2013.

Kennedy Library has teamed up with the Orfelea College of Business to put on its 7th annual Pitch Perfect Competition open to students from every college. In this competition, you have to opportunity to create a 60-second video pitch about how the

Written by Rachel Scott eleven months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Tehachapi, the first women’s prison in California


On Friday, December 5, Kennedy Library welcomed Kathleen Cairns to speak about her book, Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison. She spoke about the first women’s prison in California, from the personal stories of the inmates to the historical significance

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

Coming soon! A new collaborative tool for Cal Poly: PolyProjects

Kathryn Cassidy won "Most Creative" in the Pitch Perfect Video Competition.

Do you have a great idea for a new app or software? A new, better way of doing things? A new invention? Yes! Do you also have all the skills that you need to bring your idea to life? Graphic communications

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

Elevated Foundation: An exhibit to imagine Cal Poly’s academic commons

Student designers with Professor Omar Faruque at the Elevated Foundations exhibit.

Over the summer, Cal Poly Landscape Architecture students were given a huge task in their LA 402 and LA 436 classes: imagine and design the future of an academic commons at Cal Poly (to be located in the area right outside

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

Using Wikipedia in education

Cal Poly Professors Jane Lehr, Sandi Clement and Laura Freberg and Robin Parent from CTLT make up the panel.

Do you use Wikipedia? And if so, do you cite it? Cal Poly Professor Jane Lehr (Women and Gender Studies/Ethnic Studies) asked this question at “Open Access Week 2014 – Teaching and Learning with Wikipedia” on October 24. Most people raised

Written by Rachel Scott one year ago

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

Students On Stairs

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 Karen Lauritsen one year 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 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