Virginia Tech Science Festival | Photo Gallery

Every year, Virginia Tech’s Science Festival draws curious visitors from around the New River Valley and delights them with interactive demonstrations, hands-on experiences and even live performances that incorporate science, engineering, technology and math. This year, the University Libraries hosted a number of exhibits in Newman Library’s Multipurpose Room. Visitors learned how to engineer landing… Read more »

VT News: Open Access Week at Virginia Tech set for Oct. 24-30

Members of the university gather during Open Access Week to discuss its implications

At universities around the world, faculty, staff, and students require access to journals, databases, and datasets to produce research. Currently, this access often comes at a hefty price to university libraries — a price that many cannot afford.   Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30, is an international celebration of the benefits of open access. Virginia… Read more »

2016 VT Authors Recognition event

Our annual Virginia Tech Authors Recognition event is just around the corner! Join us as we celebrate the achievements of these authors and their contributions to Virginia Tech, to higher education and to the broader community on February 29, 2016. The evening will include food and drinks from local vendors, great company and a presentation by Phi… Read more »

Exam Study Break Surprise | Video

Nothing like a cup of coffee and a late night grilled cheese to help you push through exam week, right? Just our way of letting you know we’re in your corner. You’ve got this, hokies! ———- See more Virginia Tech videos here. 

The Living Library event | Photo Gallery

man and woman in conversation during the living library

The second Living Library at Virginia Tech took place on November 11, 2015 in Newman Library. Designed to create dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice, the Living Library featured diverse storytellers who shared information about who they are, where they come from, and how their experiences have shaped them.   Thank you to Hillel and… Read more »

VT News: Conference to address military veterans’ reconciliation issues

The third annual Veterans in Society conference hosted by Virginia Tech features James Marten, chair of the history department at Marquette University, as the keynote speaker. The conference will be held Nov. 12-14 in Roanoke.   Marten is the author of “Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America… Read more »

VT News: Open Access Week speaker will talk about scholarly communication in an era of big data

Researchers face many obstacles when utilizing large data sets and computational research in their findings, including how to provide access to data and software used to create published results, and what metadata and tools should accompany digital published research.   Victoria Stodden, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the… Read more »

VT News: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant brings historical and cultural events to campus

Virginia Tech is partnering with nationally recognized Latino cultural scholars and artists to increase awareness of Latino American history through a grant and programming initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.   The grant supports scholar-led viewing and discussion events that feature the documentary film “Latino Americans,” the first… Read more »

VT News: Oral history project celebrates and preserves LGBTQ history at Virginia Tech

Several campus groups began a project last year to collect and archive information related to the LGBTQ experience at Virginia Tech. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, an exhibit, “Sharing Our Voices: A Celebration of the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Project,” will feature archives, interviews, images, films, and a new web archive highlighting LGBTQ history. The… Read more »

VT News: Living Library showcases unique perspectives and diversity on campus

The Living Library: Real stories from real people

On Tuesday, March 31, University Libraries at Virginia Tech will offer several new stories for patrons, but they won’t be found on the pages of books or even on the screens of tablets. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at second floor commons of Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, members of the university community will… Read more »