Carnegie Mellon University is well-known for its work in computing technology, but how did that legacy begin? In fall 2019, an interdisciplinary class of CMU students traced the history of computing at the university, which culminated in an exhibit in the Gates and Hillman centers.
The people, collections, and services that support the University Libraries’ mission to build, steward, and enhance the information environment of CMU.
This post originally appeared as an article by Julie Mattera in the May 29, 2020 edition of Carnege Mellon Univeristy News.
With the ongoing speculation around the development of a viable COVID-19 vaccine, there’s no better time to revisit the history of vaccination.
Dean Webster will review how the University Libraries have supported the shift to online education and off-campus research by employing a vast array of digital information resources and mechanisms for providing access to printed books and non-digital media.
Senior Librarian Mo Dawley is retiring from the Libraries this June after serving over three decades as liaison librarian to both the School of Art and School of Drama. Mo’s expertise in providing reference and research support to students - along with her unique cultivation of the Libraries' Artist Book Collection - have served as hallmarks of her 33-year tenure at Carnegie Mellon University.
Together with colleagues from eleven academic libraries and Ithaka S+R, Jessica Benner, Julie Chen, Matthew Marsteller, and Sarah Young from the University Libraries received the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) 2020 Best Paper Award for their co-authored 2019 Article, “Supporting the Chan
During the challenging times that COVID-19 has presented to our university, the University Libraries continue to support critical research in a virtual environment. One example is our support of systematic review efforts. Systematic reviews, and other types of research synthesis, can result in highly impactful research at a time when lab and field work may otherwise be on hold. They are also an excellent way to engage students in the research process, without the need for lab or research facilities.
In early February 2020 (seems like a lifetime ago!), the Qatar-campus Library hosted two VIP guests from the main campus Library – Jill Chisnell, Integrated Media and Design Librarian, and Dom Jebbia, Digital Collections Associate. During their visit, Jill and Dom delivered a well-attended workshop on zine making and met with faculty members about incorporating zines and other creative learning techniques into their courses. Shortly after we waved goodbye to our guests, two instructors (Jennifer Bruder and Nesrine Affara) requested a zine-making workshop for their Spring semeste
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Students working remotely need on-going, pragmatic and sustainable support now more than ever. To meet this need, the University Libraries, in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Education, is offering a series of workshops designed to help students better manage and curate their research data.