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 »

University Libraries Donor Appreciation Night

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is happy to announce a donor appreciation night in the Carol M. Newman Library on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. “We are excited to showcase a variety of new spaces in the library while highlighting some of our signature programs and services to an audience… Read more »

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 »