The new semester is starting and our librarians are here to welcome you back! Join us on Zoom for a special spring 2021 orientation as we cover library services during COVID-19, and open the floor to any questions you may have. Full schedule is below. See you soon!
December 10, 2020 Update – To accommodate students seeking quiet space for final exams, Hunt Library will be open from December 10 through December 23. Seats musts be reserved in advance. Sorrells and Mellon Libraries are closed through January 18. The Libraries will continue to offer curbside pickup services and all current virtual services will remain in effect. Books can be returned through the Hunt Library book drop.
Most people consider library archives — records of old materials, categorized and easy to search — as the definitive records of an institution's history. And yet archives are not neutral. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that archives do not tell a complete story.
Data provide the hard facts to explain anything, from a cat’s behavior on catnip to election dynamics to how climate change will affect a given region. While data provides a way to explore the natural environment, it can be manipulated and misused. Emma Slayton and Hannah Gunderman created a course at Carnegie Mellon University to help students distinguish between the truth and lies that lurk in the numbers.
Due to COVID-19, the Libraries have made many changes to our operations this semester. The Hunt Library stacks are closed, reservations are required for seating, and CMU affiliates will need to place a hold on materials through an online reservation system.
To request materials from Hunt, Sorrells, and Mellon Libraries or our offsite locations, follow these steps: