In order to fight stigma and bring awareness to mental health issues, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries joins Mental Health America in observing Mental Health Awareness Month for May 2019. Since 1949, organizations across the nation have recognized this month as an opportunity to provide resources and outreach on mental illness, and allow individuals to share their experiences. Beginning May 3rd you will find a series of books on display in the lobby of Hunt Library covering various mental health topics, and be sure to view our social media for links to electronic resour
Join us on Monday, April 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio B for “Speed Dating for Library Services." This highly-interactive event will allow faculty an opportunity to gain a quick (yet still informative) overview, as well as pose direct questions to Libraries employees about specific tools and services.
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Lou Scheimer (A 1952) had a life and career that encapsulates and embodies CMU’s current vision and mission to have “a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.” He cofounded Filmation Associates in 1963, and advocated for racial diversity and gender equality in many of the production company’s popular, children’s television shows, such as "She-Ra," "Fat Albert," "Isis," and "BraveStarr." As a result, he helped educate the growing minds of many young viewers of Filmation’s series about the virtues of acceptan
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This is a question Emma Slayton and Jessica Benner have been asking through their work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University Libraries. They are excited to develop new services, learning opportunities, and spaces for discussion centered around spatial research. For example, earlier this year, they began offering open office hours for those with questions concerning mapping or spatial datasets (Wednesdays between 12 and 3pm in the Sorrels library, Wean Hall floor 4).
New Play Exchange (NPX) is a script discovery database. Search, read and download scripts, view writer profiles, contact writers, read script recommendations from professionals throughout the field. Search scripts by cast size, play length, age level, genre, subject matter, gender or sexual identity and ethnicity; search people by writer type and demographics.
This November is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of World War I. To mark the occasion, Project Archivist Emily Davis dug into the early history of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to highlight some of the work that was carried out there during World War I. Established in 1913, the Mellon Institute was roughly a year old when war broke out in Europe in 1914.