Festival of Lights!

Diwali-Festival-From October 22 to 27, white lighting on Hunt Library celebrates Diwali or the Festival of Lights. In the Hindu tradition, lighted lamps symbolize the victory of good over evil. Strings of colored lights decorate buildings. Fireworks, feasting, and buying new clothes add to the celebration.

October 29 Keynote—The Challenge of Openness & Transparency in Scholarly Communication

Panel discussion with some of the biggest players influencing scholarly communication, moderated by Dean of CMU Libraries Keith Webster.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 4:30-6 pm*
WHERE: 6115 Gates Hillman, Carnegie Mellon University

*Join the audience—or watch live webcast via Silverlight.

Co-hosted by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and University of Pittsburgh ULS.

oct 29 panel

October 22 Keynote—Culture Change: Making Sharing the New Norm

McKiernanJoin a lively discussion with Erin McKiernan, an early-career neuroscientist and leading advocate for Open Access and Open Science. Erin will explore the powerful benefits of openness in scholarly research, the tension between personal success as a researcher and Open Science, and the need for reform in our academic evaluation and incentive systems. A panel discussion featuring members of the University of Pittsburgh academic community will follow. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

WHEN: October 22, 3-4:30 pm
WHERE: Ballroom B, University Club, University of Pittsburgh.

 Ms. McKiernan is a post Doctorate Fellow in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

From our friends in the Global Communication Center

GCC logoThe Global Communication Center (GCC) located in Hunt Library supports the Carnegie Mellon University community by providing advice to help plan and develop strong written, oral, and visual communication projects.

Highly trained GCC tutors can help with any academic communication task, including course papers, lab reports, presentations, scientific posters, dissertation or grant proposals, journal articles, emails to advisors or potential employers, and application materials.

Schedule Appointments

CMU students can schedule up to 15 free appointments per semesterOff-campus students who are unable to come to the library for face-to-face appointments now have an option to request etutoring appointments. Students using the email service will be sent a screen-capture video containing a tutor’s feedback within 24 hours of their appointment time. Email appointments are available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Register for Upcoming Workshops 

  • Adding Coherence to your Writing (or making complex writing intelligible)
    Monday, October 27, 5-6 pm
    Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
  • Creating Scientific and Research Posters
    Monday, November 10, 5-6 pm
    Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
  • Communicating Data to Non-Experts
    Wednesday, November 19, 5-6 pm
    Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

Register for Grammar Groups

These informal groups meet every two weeks to discuss specific types of sentences and writing situations that typically cause difficulty for non-native English speakers. You must be a current Carnegie Mellon student to attend.  Registration ends the day before the meeting.

University Archivist

julia-corrinJulia Corrin has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as the University Archivist, responsible for the administration and management of Carnegie Mellon University Archives, located in Hunt Library. The University Archives collects and preserves records and personal papers of historical or administrative importance to the university, generated by faculty, academic departments, administrative offices or campus organizations, and makes them available for reference and research. “Julia’s experience with the preservation of digital records will move the University Archives forward as we continue to acquire, manage and preserve at-risk born-digital materials generated by our academic community,” said Director of Scholarly Publishing, Archives and Data Services Gabrielle Michalek. Corrin comes to Pittsburgh from Arkansas State University, where she was the Political Collections Archivist. She holds a BA in American Studies from Carleton College, and an MS in Information, Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan. Corrin succeeds Patrick Trembeth, who had a one-year temporary appointment.

AR Economics Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Three new databases: CMU now has access to the latest Economics Collection (2013-2014) from Annual Reviews.

Annual Review of Economics
Annual Review of Financial Economics
Annual Review of Resource Economics

InCites

tr_logo_twitter_whtNew database: InCites

Thomson Reuters’ InCites is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web that enables you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide.