For the spring semester, access to the Libraries will remain restricted to CMU students, staff, and faculty members due to capacity restrictions and COVID protocols. Access control to Hunt Library will be upgraded to an automated swipe-card system beginning Monday, February 15, 2021. We remind our community members to carry a CMU ID card to access facilities during open hours. Students must also reserve a seat for in-person studying.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded $150,000 to the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries to fund the research into the creation of the Robot Archive, a multi-phase, multi-year program to create the preeminent archive dedicated to the preservation and curation of the history of robotics.
The new semester is starting and our librarians are here to welcome you back! Join us on Zoom for a special spring 2021 orientation as we cover library services during COVID-19, and open the floor to any questions you may have. Full schedule is below. See you soon!
December 10, 2020 Update – To accommodate students seeking quiet space for final exams, Hunt Library will be open from December 10 through December 23. Seats musts be reserved in advance. Sorrells and Mellon Libraries are closed through January 18. The Libraries will continue to offer curbside pickup services and all current virtual services will remain in effect. Books can be returned through the Hunt Library book drop.
Most people consider library archives — records of old materials, categorized and easy to search — as the definitive records of an institution's history. And yet archives are not neutral. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that archives do not tell a complete story.
Data provide the hard facts to explain anything, from a cat’s behavior on catnip to election dynamics to how climate change will affect a given region. While data provides a way to explore the natural environment, it can be manipulated and misused. Emma Slayton and Hannah Gunderman created a course at Carnegie Mellon University to help students distinguish between the truth and lies that lurk in the numbers.