Library News and Events

Happy Open Access Week!

Open access is an international an endeavor that supports the individual work of faculty and students, strengthens the academy as a whole, and touches everyone everywhere with the benefits of freely shared knowledge and creativity. The exciting/challenging thing is that while open access supports you, it also depends on your awareness and commitment to open your own work to the world.

To insure CMU faculty and students can easily make their research and creative output accessible forever,  Carnegie Mellon University established (and the Libraries manages) an institutional repository, Research Showcase. Learn more:

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Current Posner Exhibit

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12×10: Twelve Books to Celebrate Ten years of Posner Center

Exhibit by Special Collections Librarian,
Mary Catharine Johnsen
Fall 2014

A special anniversary exhibit reflects on twelve Posner Collection highlights in history, literature and science. The display includes works by Descartes, Omar Khayyám, Copernicus, Shakespeare, Euclid, Lewis Carroll, Galileo, Robert Hooke, Christopher Columbus, Francis Bacon, and Regiomontanus.

Posner Center gallery and exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., except holidays and during designated VIP events. Phone: 412-268-7680

ORCID Initiative @ CMU

Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly requiring researchers to have an ORCID identifier.  The University Libraries are leading an initiative to acquire ORCID IDs for all CMU researchers.  Two pilot ORCID acquisition projects are planned.  The first will acquire ORCIDs for selected CMU researchers in Qatar this summer.  The second will acquire ORCIDs for all researchers in CIT fall semester 2014.  ORCIDs will be acquired for other CMU researchers at a later date. For details, ORCID Initiative @ CMU.


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 [...]

Tue, Oct 21, 2014
oct 29 panel

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

Maryann Martone, Force11 Peter Binfield, PeerJ Rachel Burley, Wiley Jennifer [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Join 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 [...]

Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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The 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 [...]

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Julia 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 [...]

Thu, Sep 11, 2014