Virginia Tech collaboration brings virtual reality to Montgomery County Public Schools

woman holds a pole and stands next to a ladder in an empty room

  The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is teaming up with Blacksburg Middle School to create a virtual reality laboratory and integrate virtual reality technology into the middle school learning experience. Jonathan Bradley, the Innovative Technologies Coordinator for Learning Environments at the University Libraries, is assisting in the creation of this pilot installation to spark… 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 »

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 »

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 »

One Million Ebooks and Counting: Ebooks For Everyone Part 1

  Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 1 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   While the University Libraries may physically change to meet… Read more »