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 »

The University Libraries offers Git and Unix sessions this Fall

Software Carpentry now has more volunteers ready to teach at Virginia Tech! In Fall 2016 the University Libraries became Silver-Level Partners in Software Carpentry. Over Spring and Summer 2017, a cohort of five faculty in the University Libraries became certified Software Carpentry instructors. The cohort was co-advised on best practices in teaching computational skills by… Read more »

University Libraries-led Team wins $95k IMLS Grant

A team led by Nathan Hall, Associate Director of Digital Imaging and Preservation Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant in support of 3D visualization and virtual reality (VR) technologies.   The $95,024 grant will allow for a series of three national forums… Read more »

Open Education Initiative Faculty Grants Support Innovation, Access, and Learning

Virginia Tech University Libraries welcome submissions for 2017/2018 Open Education Initiative Faculty Grants. This is the second year for the program, which utilizes grant funding and a curated network of project support representatives to encourage faculty use, creation, and adaption of openly-licensed information resources to support student learning.   Four winning projects will receive up… Read more »

ACRL launches Diversity Alliance with Virginia Tech, American University, West Virginia University, and the University of Iowa

ACRL Diversity Alliance logo

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced the launch of its Diversity Alliance program on Tuesday, October 11. The program grew from an initiative led by libraries at founding members: Virginia Tech, American University, West Virginia University, and the University of Iowa.   The announcement released by ACRL stated, “The ACRL Diversity Alliance… 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 »

VT News: Virginia Tech’s new data repository helps researchers share data

Researchers in need of space to store, preserve, and share data have a new option available: VTechData, Virginia Tech’s new data repository. At some point in their careers, researchers need a place to securely store their data, whether they have to comply with funding requirements or want a sustainable place to share their data in… Read more »