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I used to tell my parents when they'd call to check in on me that I started dating a guy named "Hillman." I'd tell them that he was always there for me, he never spoke back at me, was super knowledgeable and always had tea when I needed it to help me study.


I had the pleasure of working as the project manager for the building of The Hillman Library. As a University of Pittsburgh graduate in Civil Engineering class of 60 it was a thrill for me to be involved in the construction of this prestigious Institutional facility and to be employed by the Dick Corp. the premier General Contractor of the city of Pittsburgh. The design as I remember was very progressive for the times with a beautiful facade. Jack Nieri


I was an engineering student and hillman was always a great place to study to mingle with other non-engineering students. Finals was always fun pulling late nights and using the study rooms for group study sessions.


I remember as a pledge of AKA so many years ago that the Hillman was the place to go for absolute peace and my sorors today appreciated that fact then.


I would occasionally go to Hillman Library to both study and sometimes just to socialize. One one occasion my fourth year I had gone down the Hillman with a teammate to do some studying on the second floor. I happened to spot a friend and went over to say hello. I knelt beside her to say hi and talk for a minute. I looked across the table and then did a double take. I introduced myself to this girl sitting across from my friend. A few nights later I ran into this girl again and made up my mind that I wanted to ask her out. I finally did ask her out a week or so later.


Studying on the first floor with all my friends during finals weeks and never getting any studying done. Hands down best bonding times @ClubHillman


As a under grad commuter spent many hours between classes trying to study in Hillman. Started out fine but usually fell asleep. Pre cell phone days so had no alarm to wake me for class.


*Being consistently stared at or hushed because I didn't realize I was on one of the quiet floors
*Being nervous to go the first time becaue I was intimidated by the fact that visiting a library required the use of a map
*The look of a Lit major: sitting on the floor in the aisles surrounded by literary critiques


I spent many hours at Hillman between classes reading copies of the British humor magazine "Punch". I always regarded this as time well spent and it probably explains my appreciation of British humor. Actually did some studying there too.


I "worked" in every "department" of Hillman and in some of the branch libraries when we instituted the Library System and also was it's interim director until we hired the first permanent Director. I learned a lot about libraries and people during that time.


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