University Libraries to Host Digital Literacy Symposium

Headshot photo of Renee Hobbs

The University Libraries will host an inaugural digital literacy symposium on Thursday, November 2 in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. The symposium theme is Explore, Create, Connect. As exploring, creating, and connecting in digital environments becomes increasingly complex, how can we empower students as both critical consumers and active producers of a variety of digital… Read more »

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

Cross Borders through Time and Space with Nnedi Okorafor   The University Libraries will host “An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor” on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to discuss her literary achievements and address the topics surrounding them. As a contemporary and cross-cultural novelist, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor will guide us through her unique… Read more »

Open Doors for Research, Learning, and Creativity: the Second Iteration of DAGSS

Dr. Lorena Barba

On October 26 and 27, the University Libraries and Pamplin College of Business will team up with the College of Engineering for the second iteration of the Destination Areas Global Speaker Series (DAGSS). The speakers in these events are invited to campus to inspire faculty researchers in Virginia Tech’s Destination Areas to approach challenging topics… Read more »

Explore New Spaces at the Studios Open House

Mark your calendars: on October 3, the University Libraries will offer an interactive showcase of its new collaboration and learning spaces. Highlighting a suite of new library studios—which includes spaces for 3D printing, data visualization, interdisciplinary collaboration, and multimedia production—the event will include self-guided tours, presentations, activities, exhibits, and free snacks and prizes.    … Read more »

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 »