Anti-Racist Reading List

In a recent message to the university community, President Jahanian stated that “it is up to each one of us — no matter our background — to confront and dismantle racism and injustice wherever they exist.”

Consider the Libraries a trusted source for educational resources to learn more about racism and the practice of anti-racism. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our print materials are temporarily unavailable but we’ve curated a list of digital materials below that are all available to access immediately.

Libraries Continue to Support CMU Community

Before all locations of the University Libraries closed on March 20 to support the social distancing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19, library faculty and staff were already taking steps to prepare the CMU community for the transition to remote instruction. Pivoting quickly to scan print materials, move office hours online, and consult on copyright issues—among many other tasks—the Libraries’ responsive action minimized disruptions to the teaching, learning and research mission of the university during this rapidly changing time.

Special Collections Houses Rare Edition of Vaccine Origins

As we all anxiously await the outcome of ongoing clinical trials seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, Carnegie Mellon University scholars, students, faculty, and staff might be surprised to learn that the Posner Collection holds a first-edition copy of the foundation text of modern immunology and vaccination: Edward Jenner’s "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England" (London, 1798). In his scholarly blog post, Dr.

Remote Access to Library Resources

Visit our Remote Resources page to learn how to access our resources and specialists when our spaces are closed or if you are working remotely. Here you'll find information about connecting to online resources from off campus, online account access, course instruction and support, and a curated list of free textbooks and extended resources to support remote teaching and learning.

Virtual Office Hours

dSHARP Office Hours are informal consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. And now, through the end of the semester, they're virtual!

dSHARP and the Data CoLab are co-hosting virtual open consulting/open office hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. During this time, join us for small group and one-on-one consultations. You can connect via a public channel in Slack: #virtual_consult

University Libraries COVID-19 Updates

Working in tandem with central university offices, the Libraries are taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community and minimize disruption as much as possible during this time.  

Remote Resources 
Visit our Remote Resources page to learn how to access our resources and specialists when our spaces are closed or if you are working remotely. Libraries faculty and staff will remain available during this time to assist.  

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