The Mapping the Fourth of July exhibit is open through July 31

Now through July 31, visit the second floor of Newman Library and enjoy the newest exhibit, Mapping the Fourth of July.   Mapping the Fourth of July is a website that allows anyone to explore the fascinating history of the American Civil War. Users can read, transcribe, and analyze actual Civil War era documents to… Read more »

Open Textbook Workshop offered May 19

hand flipping through pages of textbook

The Open Textbook Workshop is again being offered on Friday, May 19, from 10-11:30 a.m. This is an ONLINE only workshop.   Help Reduce Textbook Costs for Students Are you a faculty member who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending an hour and… Read more »

Celebrate a new collection with Cogito Ergo Chuckles: I Think, Therefore I Cackle!

Cogito Ergo Chuckles: "I Think, Therefore I Cackle" - refreshments, live performances and more!

Cogito Ergo Chuckles: I Think, Therefore I Cackle A conversation about a literary life performed in social justice comedy theatre.   Join us on May 4 from 6–8 p.m. as we celebrate the start of the Melinda E. Pittman Theatrical Collection! Multipurpose Room (first floor), Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA.   In celebration of… Read more »

Meet the Faculty of the Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio

meet the makers - digital interactive sound and intermedia studio: march 13, 6 p.m. Newman Library Multipurpose Room

  The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts incorporates contemporary technology with traditional performance idioms in the Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio (DISIS). DISIS is a state-of-the-art facility that uses new music technologies to improve quality of life as well as a pursuit of new forms of artistic expression.   Come out to the Newman… Read more »

Remarkable Women Throughout History: Snapshots from Special Collections

remarkable women throughout history: snapshots from special collections. March 1-31. Newman Library 2nd floor commons

    Starting on March 1 until March 31, the second floor of Newman Library will be home to the Remarkable Women Throughout History: Snapshots from Special Collections. The exhibit will use primary source materials from the University Libraries’ Special Collections to highlight the remarkable contributions women have made throughout history.       From… Read more »

Learn more about DJing and fair use at #VTDITC

Digging in the Crates: Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech - Intro to DJing & Fair Use. Feb 16, Newman Library 1st floor Multipurpose Room, 7-9 p.m.

Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech + the University Libraries present Digging in the Crates! Thursday, February 16 from 7-9 p.m.   Virginia Tech students Dylan Holliday and Alayna Carey, along with Craig Arthur, Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian, will lead a presentation addressing the intersection of DJing and fair use.   Next, we’ll have… Read more »

Celebrate Virginia Tech’s authors with us on February 27!

Save the Date for VT Authors Recognition event on February 27, 2017, 4:30-8 p.m. Newman Library Multipurpose Room

The 12th annual VT Authors Recognition event will be on Monday, February 27, 2017. Please join us in celebrating Virginia Tech authors who published books over the past year and RSVP at bit.ly/VTAuthors2017.   Each year, the University Libraries hosts the VT Authors Recognition event to celebrate those at the university who have published books… Read more »

Undergraduates: reserve your spot for the Advanced Research Skills program!

find what you're looking for: advanced research skills program, university libraries

The Advanced Research Skills program will introduce you to undergraduate research and opportunities available on campus. You’ll practice high-level research skills, such as managing data, using citation managers, and giving poster presentations, that will prepare you for undergraduate research. You can expect to gain confidence in your research skills as well as an understanding of… Read more »

Join us for the Big Data Science Workshop on January 12!

big data science workshop: January 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Newman Library Multipurpose Room

In an era of Big Data, reproducible research and efficient workflows become vitally important to the research process. How do researchers handle large datasets? What skills do graduate students need to become big data analysts? Join the University Libraries and Advanced Research Computing at Virginia Tech, and the Center for Open Science on January 12,… Read more »

VPI in WWI exhibit Nov. 7-11 in honor of Veterans Day

ROTC Company on Drillfield in 1918

In honor of Veterans Day, a digital photo exhibit in Newman Library will commemorate the lives of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (today called Virginia Tech) alumni who served in the First World War.   Exhibit: November 7-11, Newman Library 2nd floor entrance Reception and talks: Thursday, November 10, 11 a.m. Tour of the Corps of Cadets… Read more »