June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Upon the 60th anniversary of Carpenter Engineering Library and 130 years of engineering libraries at the university, it is interesting to reflect upon the significant changes in engineering librarianship over the years. While the physical building hasn’t changed much on the outside since its founding in 1957, much has changed on the inside – influenced by many things, such as the predominance of digital information, computers, financial downturns, serials crisis, and student protests. Students occupied the building for 5 days in 1972. Research from archival photographs and early college publications help describe the activities of the earliest engineering librarians and various buildings from 1887 to the present.
Powell, J. H. (2017, June), Celebrating Engineering Librarianship: 130 Years of Cornell University Engineering Libraries: 1887-2017 Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28019
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