New to Carnegie Mellon or the CMU History Department?
I'm so glad you've chosen Carnegie Mellon and the History Department for your studies! Welcome to the campus, and welcome to a library guide that I hope will be of help to you during your time here. Each department at Carnegie Mellon has a librarian that is responsible for specialized reference services, class instruction in library resources, and managing the book and journal budgets. My name is Sue Collins and I am the librarian for the history department (as well as part of Engineering and Public Policy). I am based in Hunt Library (the Social Sciences and Humanities library). Don't hesitate to ask for help at any point in your career here.
Have a Great Spring Semester!
At Carnegie Mellon, each department and/or school has a librarian assigned to it. As the librarian to the history department, I manage the book and journal collections and funds for the department. I also prepare library guides (like this one!) that help users understand what resources we have for their research and teaching interests. Upon request, I also can do instruction sessions on particular history topics or resources. In addition, I explain and inform the history faculty and students about library policies and other related library information they need to know. I am available, by appointment or via email, for research consultations, helping you find the best resources for your topic or how to best use the resources that we have. I also serve on several library committees and work on library projects when necessary.