Hunt Library Closed July 27

A power shutdown taking place as part of the Hall of the Arts (GSIA) and Posner Center renovations project will affect various locations on campus, including Hunt Library and Posner Center.  The power shutdown has been confirmed for Saturday July 27, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. During this period of time, both Hunt Library and Posner Center will lose power. As a result, Hunt Library will be closed on Saturday.

A Conversation with: Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee, is the Libraries’ CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Computing. He also holds a courtesy visiting assistant professor appointment in the Department of History. An historian by training, he specializes in the political, cultural, technology, and business history of the twentieth century United States, with a particular focus on the history of the information society.

Webster Reappointed as Dean

Provost James H. Garrett, Jr. has recently announced that Keith Webster has been reappointed as dean of the University Libraries.

In an email to faculty and staff in University Libraries, the provost said Webster will continue as both dean and director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives, posts he has held since 2013 and 2015, respectively. 

Garrett called him a forward-thinking and transformational dean.

New Brain Injury Study

New research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment for approximately 265,000 Americans each year. The findings could provide researchers with a blueprint to better identify which areas of vision are recoverable, facilitating the development of more effective interventions to encourage vision recovery.

Slayton, Kaltman Receive Grant

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.

Legacy of the Dead: Reanimated

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

New Associate Deans Join Libraries

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.

Welcome Back!

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:

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