Category Archives: Hunt Library

Help 4 3MT @ GCC

GCCinteraction1Have you signed up for the Three Minute Thesis challenge, to engage an audience and communicate your PhD thesis research in just 3 minutes? The GCC in Hunt Library has your back!

Watch our video on creating a successful 3MT presentation (also available on our Handouts and Resources page, under “Online Video Series”). Make a tutoring appointment to get communication tips and help creating your slide, or to practice delivering your presentation in our private conference room.

Learn all about 3MT. Qualifying rounds for 3MT@CMU will be scheduled during February and March in Posner Center. The final championship round is set for April 7, 2015, in Rashid Auditorium. All rounds are open for anyone to attend.


Data Services Librarian

LZilinskiLisa D. Zilinski has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as Data Services Librarian. Her research experience and interests include data management principles, vocabulary development, knowledge transfer, data education, and information dissemination and access practices. “With her knowledge and skills, Lisa will make an invaluable contribution to addressing the issues related to data management at CMU,” said Director of Scholarly Publishing, Archives & Data Services Gabrielle Michalek. Zilinski comes to Pittsburgh from Purdue University Libraries, where she was an assistant professor of library science and a data specialist in the Research Data Division. She holds a BA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University, an MS in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University, and an MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Contact information:, 412-268-6107, HL 240. Zilinski replaces Steven Van Tuyl.


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.


2014 big viewLibraries’ personnel gathered in the Peace Garden on July 17 for the annual Library Appreciation picnic.

Keith Webster offered observations on his first year as dean of libraries, and congratulated library faculty and staff who reached years of service milestones in 2014. Gloria Henning and Sue Collins were honored with Excellence Awards.

Excellence Awards

Award for Excellence in Library Citizenship to Gloria Henning—Gloria’s award acknowledges her work in planning, coordinating, calculating, documenting, and conducting the move [offsite] of large portions of the collections from each of Carnegie Mellon’s three libraries for the past two years. Her nominator stated: “I have selected the Citizenship category for her nomination because the work that Gloria is doing has been accomplished by successfully working cross-departmentally with a wide variety of library employees and across libraries in order to advance the needs and mission of the Libraries and the university.”

Award for Excellence in Productivity to Sue Collins—Sue has consistently volunteered to manage reference collection projects in Hunt Library and successfully carried them out in a timely manner. Her productivity was critical during our first space renovation and continues to positively impact our current plans to incorporate IDEATE service spaces. Sue has demonstrated her ability to meet organizational needs and challenge the status quo. Her colleagues in the library’s Research and Academic Services would agree that her commitment and dedication allowed our team to be efficient and the library to meet its goals; much of this work couldn’t have been accomplished without Sue’s leadership.

Dean Webster’s remarks

“I have learned much about our libraries over the past 12 months, and am confident that we are well positioned to support the university as President Suresh begins to set out the university’s future direction and priorities.

Today, I am honored to celebrate the contributions that all of you make to the university.  Each of you contributes immensely to the student experience, and to strengthening teaching, research and engagement across the university. Thank you for all that you do. I know the amount of effort that you put into your responsibilities and I assure you that your efforts are appreciated. You really do make a difference and I know that with your support, we can continue to inspire learning and discovery at Carnegie Mellon.

The past year has seen many activities of which we can all feel proud. For example, the Sorrells Library refurbishment was completed to great acclaim from students, our Library in Qatar celebrated its 10th anniversary, we have expanded considerably the information resources we provide to the university, and we have continued to evolve the Olive Project. Towards the end of the year we were presented with a fresh challenge, incorporating facilities for the IDEATE program into the Hunt Library. This has presented us with considerable disruption, and I have seen just how willingly so many of you have risen to the challenges of vacating spaces, being relocated, thinking creatively—all against tight deadlines. “

Honored for years of service

  • 10 years—Terrence Chiusano, Jillian Miller, Barry Schles
  • 15 years—Jeff Hinkelman
  • 20 years—Ona Taylor
  • 30 years—Erika Linke


Borrow iPads from Arts Library

ipad_pfv_wht_ios6_print_3Ten Apple iPad 4s are now available to borrow from the Arts Library Information and Reference Desk at Hunt Library. Arts Library iPads are pre-loaded with over 40 arts-related apps. Nine of the iPads can be checked out for 7 days, leaving one iPad available for 2-hour checkout.

Open Access Q & A at the library

Oaweek2013_blogNext Q & A: Thursday, October 24. Three locations: Hunt, Sorrells and Mellon Institute libraries. Time: 12:30-2 pm.

Bring your questions about open access! What is it? Why is it? How do I do it? One-gig jump drive to the first 25 participants at each location each day. Snacks courtesy of CulinArt.

Part of CMU’s celebration of International Open Access Week, October 21-27.

The Workers: Photographs by Andy Prisbylla

October 7-17, Hunt Library, 4th floor. The exhibit is a Workers Exhibit Flyerphoto study of the 18-foot tall public art piece The Workers, commissioned by the city of Pittsburgh and created by the Industrial Arts Cooperative from reclaimed steel found in the city’s vast industrial area. The photographs were created as part of the photographer’s first long-term documentary piece Citizens of Industry, a multimedia project on labor and working-class culture.

A full-time staff member at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Andy Prisbylla spends his spare time crafting photo essays, specializing in social documentary photography. He is an alumnus of Kent State University, having graduated with honors. He is a contributor to, Akron Life Magazine and He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, and his work has been used by various non-profit organizations for marketing and fundraising purposes. You can visit him at and view more of his labor photography at