EU Collection Renamed and EU Ambassador Visits

Issue Date: 
March 17, 2014

On March 6, the University of Pittsburgh formally renamed its collection of European Union documents—the most extensive collection of public EU documents and publications in North America—to honor retired EU librarian Barbara Sloan.

On hand to commemorate the event was Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Ambassador Vale de Almeida accepts a gift of a craftsman’s depiction of the Cathedral of Learning from Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg.


Rush Miller, Hillman University Librarian and director of Pitt’s University Library System, presents Barbara Sloan with a plaque commemorating the renaming of Pitt’s EU collection as the Barbara Sloan European Union Document Collection.


From left, Ambassador Vale de Almeida; Alberta Sbragia, Pitt vice provost for graduate studies, professor of political science, and founder of Pitt’s European Union Center; Barbara Sloan; and Rush Miller.


The University Club luncheon, hosted by Chancellor Nordenberg and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson, was well attended.