Spotlight: Kim Sestili

Kim Sestili manages the books for University Libraries.

A business administrator, Sestili is responsible for a more than $7 million per year budget for purchasing library materials to support students, faculty and the university's academic and research missions.

"We order various types of materials, and we're always adding new programs, so I have to find the money in the budget to support them," Sestili said. "I work with the librarians on their budgets, run reports and pay the bills."

New Database Trials

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries currently offers trial online access to the following databases. These trials are available on a temporary basis only. University Libraries will make a decision about subscribing to these electronic resources based on interest, cost, and usability.

To view permanent additions and changes to databases available at the University Libraries, see our A-Z Databases page.

ETD Workshop Series

Completing a thesis or dissertation is a major milestone for any graduate student, representing the culmination of years of research and writing. But if you only begin to manage its electronic assets when you turn in the completed product, it may be too late. Presented by the University Libraries and the Office of Graduate Education, the ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) Workshop Series encourages you to think about these issues earlier in your grad studies and provides you with the tools to manage and preserve your digital research.

Call for Submissions: Remix Art

In recognition of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, the University Libraries will be holding an exhibit entitled "The Art of the Remix," which illustrates what happens when artists remix existing work and make it their own. The exhibit will run from Monday, February 19th – Friday, March 30th on the first-floor of Hunt Library.

Review - They May Not Mean To, But They Do

Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews Cathleen Schine's "They May Not Mean To, But They Do" for the latest "Back in the Stacks" blog post:

Growing older, taking care of an aging spouse, learning to live alone -- I don’t know how Cathleen Schine wrings humor from these experiences, but she does. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is filled with hilarious and very human details, and it is a novel I savored.

Robert Kennedy Duncan: A Vision and A Will

In mid November, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the merger between Mellon Institute of Industrial Research and Carnegie Institute of Technology by highlighting all the pioneering, creative and passionate individuals who have made CMU what it is today. One of those visionaries was Robert Kennedy Duncan, a professor and chemist who conceived of the Industrial Fellowship system, which was the inspiration for, and foundation of, the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research.

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