Dr. Emma Slayton and Dr. Eric Kaltman, Postdoctoral Fellows at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries have received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund “Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality.” This symposium will bring together a select group of specialists to design pedagogical material that addresses critical and practical needs in higher education.
The ethos of the Steel City is defined by solidarity. When the Pinkertons attempted to land on the barges of the Monongahela River to break up the Homestead Strike of 1892, they were defeated by workers united not only in strength but in spirit. This act of fellowship set the mood for the city of Pittsburgh, invoking a purposeful nature amongst like-minded individuals resulting in cooperation and a willingness to get the job done. This tenaciousness would proliferate throughout the decades as Pittsburgh continued to evolve, trickling down from the labor movement into the cre
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries has strengthened its leadership team supporting CMU teaching, learning, and research efforts with the addition of two new associate deans.
A.M. Salaz, a Senior Librarian at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Library, has been named to the position of associate dean of research and academic services and Brian Mathews, associate dean for learning and outreach at Virginia Tech, has been named to the position of associate dean for innovation, preservation, and access. Salaz and Mathews will assume their new roles on December 1.
The Summer 2018 issue of Boundless, a publication by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries for friends of the Libraries, is now available at select locations on campus, as well as online.
Read the Summer 2018 issue, featuring the following stories:
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries welcomes all new and returning students, staff, and faculty to the start of the fall 2018 semester! Feel free to reach out to our friendly faculty and staff in the Libraries at any time to help you get acquainted with our many services, events, workshops, and technologies available to you.
Visit our informational booths and presentations at the following orientation events:
As a result of conversations with members of the campus community and the feedback from our food survey, the University Libraries are implementing a change to the Libraries' food policy. These changes will go into effect on September 9, 2018. Signage announcing the new policy will begin to appear on August 1st and Libraries employees will use the weeks leading up to September 9th to educate visitors about the upcoming changes. View the full food policy.
As of September 9, the following changes will be implemented:
On her Back in the Stacks blog, Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews Blue Horses, a book of poems from Mary Oliver.
On the Scotty Tales blog, Project Archivist Emily Davis highlights some of the exceptional women she's learned about through her work at the Mellon Institute.
"While organizing and preserving the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research papers, I have kept my eyes peeled for women who contributed to the many scientific discoveries made at the Mellon Institute. Nearly 7 months into this project, two women have captivated my attention thus far: Lois B. Whittle and Dr. Alice G. Renfrew.
The University Libraries Excellence Awards Committee is accepting nominations for awards from the CMU community through May 25, 2018.