Hope your semester is going well!
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.
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 best to use the resources that we have. I also serve on several library committees and work on library projects when necessary.