The Pittsburgh of 1960 was an incredibly different metropolis than the one weâ€™re attuned to now. Along the Monongahela River, the coke ovens burned and the ore ran hot. Construction of the 3,600 foot-long Fort Pitt Tunnels that connect the South Hills to the Fort Pitt Bridge had nearly been completed, while Frank Lloyd Wright eagerly sketched away at his Point Park concept drawingsâ€”an endeavor that ultimately was never approved.
The people, collections, and services that support the University Librariesâ€™ mission to build, steward, and enhance the information environment of CMU.
Sahir Chichkar is a masterâ€™s degree candidate in chemical engineering. Juno Lin is a masterâ€™s degree candidate in music. Natives of Mumbai and Taipei, respectively, they met on the job as student workers in Hunt Library. University Libraries Director of Marketing & Communications Shannon Riffe talks to them about their experience as students and employees.
Welcome to the University Libraries Blogs! These blogs arose out of a need to create an online venue for our on-staff experts to do a deep dive into their topics of interest. Unlike the News section of our website, which offers timely updates of events and services, the blogs are a space for specialists to post whatâ€™s current or noteworthy in their subject areas, providing readers with an expertâ€™s view of library services and collections.