Join University Libraries to celebrate learning equity and engagement during Open Education Week

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

  University Libraries at Virginia Tech will celebrate Open Education Week March 19 – 23 to recognize the move toward more impactful learning by incorporating open educational resources in teaching and learning. Open education resources (OER) include freely accessible and openly licensed academic materials. These open and freely available resources help students overcome the challenge… Read more »

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the University Libraries

A display of books, the one in focus is about Nikki Giovanni

  To celebrate Women’s History Month this March, the University Libraries are providing a number of displays, exhibits, and events for the Virginia Tech community. The University Libraries, Women’s Center, Holtzman Alumni Center, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association are all playing a part to celebrate women through the ages, including their contributions to architecture, literature,… Read more »

Local, International, and Course Exhibits for Learning Immersion

Student flipping through papers attached to the "Piercing the Veil" course exhibit

  Virginia Tech’s University Libraries welcome 6 upcoming exhibits to be housed in Newman Library throughout the spring 2018 semester into July. While some of these installations travel worldwide, some are part of the Course Exhibit Initiative to bring coursework into the public eye and share learning experiences.   • Women’s History Month, March 1 –… Read more »

The German Program and University Libraries host The White Rose: The Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43 traveling exhibit

The German Program and the University Libraries will host a traveling exhibit, the White Rose: The Student Resistance against Hitler, Munich 1942/43, March 13 – 30, in the Newman Library fourth floor commons.  The exhibit opening will follow a guest lecture on March 13 at 7 p.m. by University of Virginia professor Manuela Achilles, “Speaking… Read more »

Students and faculty learn how to discover, envision, and invent in University Libraries Studios

3D Design Studio; a young boy looks in awe at the 3D printers

  During a recent open house in the Virginia Tech University Libraries’ Newman Library, faculty, students, and community members were introduced to opportunities to discover, envision, and invent in the studio network. The technologies and creative spaces available in the 3D Design Studio, Fusion Studio, Media Design Studio, Data Visualization Studio, Virtual Environment Studio, and Data… Read more »

Data Workshops

A data visualization on a television monitor; a laptop sits beneath it

  The University Libraries will be offering short workshops on data-themed topics throughout Spring and Summer 2018.   Please join us! Questions? Email or   Amazon Web Services (AWS): Essentials and Architecting for Data Analytics PART 1   Learn the concepts and structure of AWS and get started using it for basic data… Read more »

Capturing the Natural World

  The University Libraries’ Special Collections is proud to host Flora Virginica until March 16. In partnership with Virginia Tech’s Massey Herbarium, this display brings together the comprehensive history and imagery of Virginian botany to celebrate the Herbarium’s ongoing research and updated compendium. We would like to give a warm thanks to the Flora of… Read more »

A Haven for the Digital Humanities

Two men talk in Athenaeum; there are other people talking in the background

  The Athenaeum suite (Newman Library Room 124) held its grand opening on January 25 and is now available for future courses, presentations, and other activities in the digital humanities. This suite is located on the first floor of Newman Library and consists of a modular classroom, a collaborative boardroom, and a media den. Equipped… Read more »

Taking Part in the Open Textbook Network

A book is being handed from one person to another. The book says "Microbiology" on the front.

Virginia Tech is one of nine founding members of the Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative, a pilot program focused on publishing new, openly licensed textbooks. The program was launched by the Open Textbook Network (OTN) and aims to increase open textbook publishing experience in higher education institutions by training a designated project manager at each… Read more »

9 Things this Spring Brings

  The University Libraries are coming into 2018 with full force. Here are 9 things in store for the spring semester. From events to art to spaces, we’ve got it all!   1. Athenaeum’s Grand Opening, January 25     A haven for the digital humanities, Athenaeum is a suite of spaces with integrated technology,… Read more »