Celebrate Virginia Tech’s distinguished authors

Two Authors hold their books up at the 2017 VT Authors Event

Celebrate Virginia Tech’s distinguished authors at the 13th Annual University Libraries’ VT Authors Recognition event on Wednesday, March 21, from 4:30 – 8 p.m. in Newman Library, fourth floor.   This year’s event will honor authors of works published in 2017 with special recognition going to several authors including the winner of the 2017 Albert… 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 »

Students and faculty learn how to discover, envision, and invent in University Libraries Studios

3D Design Studio; a young boy looks in awe at the 3D printers

  During a recent open house in the Virginia Tech University Libraries’ Newman Library, faculty, students, and community members were introduced to opportunities to discover, envision, and invent in the studio network. The technologies and creative spaces available in the 3D Design Studio, Fusion Studio, Media Design Studio, Data Visualization Studio, Virtual Environment Studio, and Data… Read more »

Data Workshops

A data visualization on a television monitor; a laptop sits beneath it

  The University Libraries will be offering short workshops on data-themed topics throughout Spring and Summer 2018.   Please join us! Questions? Email dataservices@vt.edu or nli@vt.edu   Amazon Web Services (AWS): Essentials and Architecting for Data Analytics PART 1   Learn the concepts and structure of AWS and get started using it for basic data… 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 »

5 Essential Steps to Cracking Finals

Photo of male student writing notes in a notebook while listening to music through earphones coming from his computer; he is in a library space

      And other tests for that matter! We see thousands of students every day working hard in preparation for their exams. To help out, here’s a list we’ve compiled on some of the most widely agreed upon and scientifically researched study tips for effective, pre-holiday-positive results:       1. Start now. And… Read more »

Library materials available for delivery through campus mail

Through a partnership with Virginia Tech’s Mail Services, the University Libraries’ delivery service, Book Runner, now delivers library materials through campus mail. Faculty and staff with a campus address and/or department mail code may have most books and other items sent through campus mail.   To request items for delivery, find what you need in… Read more »

Mapping the Fourth of July Reception on June 28, 2017

We would like to invite you to a reception for the most recent exhibit at Newman Library, Mapping the Fourth of July: Exploring Independence Day in the Civil War Era.   The reception will take place on June 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor commons of Newman Library, refreshments will be served…. Read more »

9 Books by Veterans to Read in Honor of Memorial Day

We’ve compiled a list of 9 books written by veterans that you can read in honor of Memorial Day. Check them out from Newman Library or a local library if you’re home for the holiday.   1. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien   What list would be complete without this classic work? O’Brien tells… Read more »