Academic Integrity Week set for April 23-27

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Reaching New Heights

This past year has brought about several changes, many of which have taken place this Fall semester. As exam time rapidly approaches and we look toward the holiday season, it’s natural to reflect on what has occurred over the past few months. The Libraries acquired new collections, both physical and digital, opened up three new… 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 »