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Research project aims to create a feeling of belonging at Pitt libraries

Research project aims to create a feeling of belonging at Pitt libraries

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer February 18, 2022
A team of five Pitt librarians created the Belonging at Pitt Libraries research project to help improve Pitt’s libraries across the main and regional campuses and within different schools, such as the engineering library in Oakland.
Robert Patterson, left, and Robin Brooks discuss Brooks’ new book “Class Interpretations: Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women’s Fiction” at a Tuesday Zoom event organized by the African Studies Department and the University Library System.

Pitt professor talks new book, class disparities and Black women’s literature

By Allison Radziwon, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2022
The Africana Studies Department and the University Library System held an event on Tuesday on Zoom to discuss Brooks’ new book, “Class Interruptions: Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women's Fiction.”
In partnership with the August Wilson House, the University Library System at Pitt’s Hillman Library is the first stop of an exhibit showcasing new and original artwork created by ten local Pittsburgh artists.

‘Art for August’ traveling art exhibit celebrates playwright’s legacy

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer November 2, 2021
Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson may have passed away in 2005, but the Hill District native left a strong legacy — which the “Art for August” traveling exhibit is helping keep alive.
Horror authors Michelle Lane (left) and Jewelle Gomez spoke at a Zoom webinar on Tuesday night as a part of the University Library System’s Women in Horror series.

Horror authors talk race, gender and vampires at ULS event

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
This panel was part of the larger Women in Horror series, a ULS project established to highlight the contributions of women to the genre.
Hillman Library is open for students with capacity restrictions, increased disinfection and increased signage.

Libraries reopen with limited capacity, hours

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News August 30, 2020
Pitt’s libraries will be open this semester, but they will look much different than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes include shorter operating hours and facilities only open to Pitt faculty and students, with all visitors required to wear masks and swipe their Pitt IDs to enter. The libraries opened last Monday, excluding the music and Frick Fine Arts libraries, which will open today.
Daniel Kraus’ papers are the second major addition to the University Library System’s Horror Studies Collection.

Pitt Horror Studies Collection obtains new materials from author Daniel Kraus

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor May 19, 2020
Desolate streets and closed storefronts may make Oakland feel pretty apocalyptic at the moment, but things are getting even spookier in Pitt’s special collections.
Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have requested that the University temporarily close Pitt’s libraries.

Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities

By Jon Moss, News Editor March 16, 2020
Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have repeatedly asked both the library and University administration in recent days to temporarily shutter the system in the wake of the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, citing health concerns.
A sign in Hillman Library with the librarys policy against hot food. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

No hot food for thought: Hillman enforces food policy

By Sam Weber | For The Pitt News April 19, 2018

After spending numerous hours on the ground floor of Hillman Library preparing for exams last week, Pitt junior psychology and chemistry major Geena Richards saw students getting turned away at the door...

Pitt Scholarly Communications Librarian Lauren Collister discusses the importance of funding to providing students with resources such as scholarly articles. (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

Union supporters discuss intellectual property

By Samuel Ruppert | For The Pitt News March 21, 2018

The current campaign to create a faculty union at Pitt focuses on a host of issues, including job security, benefits and wages. Union supporters also want to figure out who owns the PowerPoints they...

Larry Glasco, an associate professor at Pitt’s department of history, gave a lecture called “The Best of Times: Black Pittsburgh During WWII” Wednesday night in Hillman Library. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Professor lectures about black Pittsburgh

By Katie Gingerich | For The Pitt News February 22, 2018

Larry Glasco — a Pitt history professor who mainly teaches about race, caste and the African-American experience in Pittsburgh — said he rarely gets to speak on topics that go beyond “uninterrupted...

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