In 1964, five freshmen arrived at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became close friends. More than 50 years later, the women’s bond that was forged over studying and becoming young adults together remains strong…as does their connection to what is now Carnegie Mellon University.
Millennials grew up using technology at an early age, but when it comes to academic reading they prefer print materials over digital formats.
The finding comes from a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Reference & Instruction Librarian A. M. Salaz, alongside researchers from Qatar University and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The work builds on prior research showing that in many cases students perform better academically after working with print materials.
Hundreds of students pass through Hunt Library on any given day. But how many of them really think about the building they’re in?
Vivian Davidson Hewitt (MM 1944), retired chief librarian, art collector and distinguished awards recipient received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Carnegie Mellon University’s 120th Commencement, Sunday, May 21.
Hewitt has enjoyed an illustrious career as a prominent librarian and African-American art collector.
The Posner Center will be closed to the public from May 26 - July 16, 2017.
The University Libraries have installed two Bloomberg Terminals in the libraries (one at Hunt and one at Sorrells).
The Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives initiated a proposal that resulted in the Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio exhibition that is currently on display at the Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Art through May 22. The Architecture Archives retained Charles L. Rosenblum, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Architecture, to curate the exhibit, and loaned numerous drawings and models for the show from its Arthur Lubetz Associates Collection.
The CMU Libraries' Excellence Awards Committee is accepting nominations for awards from the CMU community through May 26, 2017.
And the name of our repository is...KiltHub! On April 13, the University Libraries announced the winner of the repository naming competition in the Hunt Library Lobby as part of a series of events for National Library Week. Built on the figshare platform, the repository is intended to be an online archive that provides open access to the scholarly work being done at CMU. The naming competition ran from February 28 – March 24, 2017 and was open to all members of the CMU community.
American Business: Mercantile Newspapers provides statistics-laden content from nearly 500 papers in a genre spawned by the rapid growth of shipping and international trade. Targeting wealthy merchants, professionals, and the educated elite, mercantile papers often were voluminous with a very large format, making production and subscription expensive. Much of the included information is unavailable elsewhere. Covers 1793-1900. Trial runs until May 31, 2017.