CMU Libraries have completed the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project, a digital archive documenting daily life in the Pittsburgh Jewish community from 1895 to the present. The full text archive providing an unparalleled look back into more than a century of life in Pittsburgh is fully searchable, free and open to the public at http://ptfs.library.cmu.edu/pjn.
For the complete press release: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2013/july/july8_jewishnewsarchive.html
From Tuesday, June 25, through mid-August, the elevator will be out of service (total shutdown) for major electrical repair. The library will be open, but access to the upper floors and basement will be by stairs only. The library can provide some help for those unable to use stairs. Please contact Erika Linke if you have questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-7800.
In an email to the university community May 21, Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet announced that Keith Webster will be Carnegie Mellon’s next Dean of the Libraries, effective July 1. He succeeds Gloriana St. Clair, who is stepping down after serving as dean for 15 years.
Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon Community:
On behalf of President Jared L. Cohon, I am delighted to announce that Keith Webster will be Carnegie Mellon’s next Dean of the Libraries. He will hold the rank of Principal Librarian and will also have a courtesy academic appointment at the H. John Heinz III College. His appointment will begin July 1.
Prior to his appointment to Carnegie Mellon, Keith was vice president and director of academic relations and strategy for the global publishing company John Wiley and Sons. He was formerly dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Queensland in Australia, one of the largest libraries in the southern hemisphere, where he supervised a staff of 250. His prior positions include university librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand, and head of information rights at HM Treasury, London, United Kingdom. … More
In 2000, Dean of University Libraries Gloriana St. Clair launched a series of greeting cards that she used throughout her tenure for informal correspondence and semi-annual outreach to colleagues and friends. Modeled on the American Library Association’s long-running READ campaign, which champions books and reading and features popular celebrities, St. Clair’s READ initiative featured members of the university community with their favorite books. Beginning with university President Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen, READ honorees have included trustees and administrators, deans, donors, faculty members and students. Along with the cards, St. Clair also produced limited edition READ posters as gifts for the honorees and to display in the Libraries.
This exhibit celebrates St. Clair’s READ series and its many participants, with particular acknowledgment of St. Clair and Cohon, both of whom will step down from their positions in summer 2013. Their favorite books and some READ selections from the Posner Memorial Collection will be among items displayed.
Posner Center, Carnegie Mellon University.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 1 – 4 pm, or by appointment.
May 1 through August 16.