Data Essentials summer 2018 workshops

student points to a data visualization displayed on a tv screen

  Get hands-on experience with a variety of analytic software and be prepared to work with data at different stages of your research, through a series of mini-workshops led by library experts. Topics covered include Open Text Coding, NVIVO, Data Management and Curation, Tableau, Gephi, and Adobe Illustrator. Full-workshop participants have guaranteed seats and lunch… Read more »

Academic Integrity Week set for April 23-27

student working on a laptop ; tv screen in background

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity (OUAI) is proud to announce Virginia Tech’s first Academic Integrity Week, which will take place April 23-27. Departments and organizations from across campus will host a variety of events including movies, interactive displays and information booths, and workshops.   “This interdisciplinary partnership will allow the university to focus on… Read more »

Digging in the Crates explores hip hop and gender

With a blend of presentations, listening sessions, and creative engagement, the upcoming Digging in the Crates: Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech event will examine how issues of gender manifest in hip hop culture.  On Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Newman Library, multipurpose room, hip hop scholars Blair Ebony Smith and Kyesha Jennings… Read more »

University Libraries dean Tyler Walters presents at global workshop about national-level access to research data

  Representatives of the 38 member countries of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a global workshop in Paris, France to review and update its 2006 guidelines on national-level access to research data, Recommendation of the Council concerning Access to Research Data from Public Funding and OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data… Read more »

Jump campaign to help faculty create freely available learning materials and lower textbook costs for students

  The University Libraries at Virginia Tech recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds in support of faculty who are creating freely available textbooks and learning materials for students.   As part of its mission to provide new ways to discover, access, create, sustain, and share information, the University Libraries created Open Education Faculty Initiative Grants to engage faculty in… Read more »

Digital exhibits fuel learning beyond campus

Online course and collection exhibits make teaching and learning resources shareable worldwide, turning historical and academic achievements into evergreen digital content. In the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, digitizing educational materials offers learning engagement outside of the classroom to anyone connected to the internet.   “The Active Learning Curation Program is a showcase of innovative… Read more »

Undergraduate phage hunters showcase research in University Libraries exhibit

Phage Hunters exhibit, including several green panels, podiums with scientific equipment, and posters explaining research processes

  From local soil to a global database, new viruses have been uncovered, analyzed, and recorded by undergraduate researchers in Virginia Tech’s College of Science.   The University Libraries is showcasing achievements from the Phage Hunters course in the Department of Biological Sciences. The exhibit, located on the 4th floor of Newman Library near the Graduate Study… Read more »

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 »