CMU-Q Library Wins Award for Engaging PR Campaign

Jill Chisnell and Teresa MacGregor in front of speed databasing poster

The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Library won an award from the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association. Teresa MacGregor, director of the library at CMU-Q, along with colleagues Jill Chisnell and Heidi Wiren Bartlett from CMU’s main campus, created the winning campaign to raise awareness among students of the many research databases available from the University Libraries.

Fall 2020 Virtual Data-Themed Workshops at CMU Libraries

Our fall 2020 semester has officially started, and wherever you are joining us from, we are glad you are here! I am really happy to share that we have a full lineup of virtual workshops for the upcoming semester, many of which have a distinct Tartan Datascapes flavor! What's the benefit of attending a Libraries workshop? It's a great chance to learn some new skills in a short amount of time, and can be an excellent supplement to your teaching/learning/research/professional development.

A Good Canvas, Yet Unfinished: The Posner Bill of Rights and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

A Good Canvas, Yet Unfinished: The Posner Bill of Rights and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
 
The photograph above shows a copy of the American Bill of Rights, an early printing published by the Philadelphia firm of Childs and Swain in January or February, 1792 and now held in the Posner Memorial Collection. The Posner Bill of Rights is one of the Libraries’ true rarities; it may, in fact, be the rarest single artifact we hold.

Transformative Research Experiences in the Pre-College Program in Computational Biology

A group of students from the Pre-College Program in Computational Biology.

Think back to your high school biology class: did you enjoy it? Were there things about it that stressed you out? Speaking for myself, as a high school student in Wyoming, we had a field-based biology class where we would collect samples from various ecosystems around our town and bring them back to our lab to process and write reports on our findings. I absolutely loved every bit of that experience, but I found that I struggled with the quantitative side of the class.

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