Clemons Library will Continue Service during Summer Closure

Clemons Library’s HVAC system is getting a much needed upgrade this summer, and while the AC is offline during the heat and humidity, books, equipment, and staff will have to be moved out. The building will be closed to the … Continue reading

New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

The Library Adds Video Titles from Charlottesville Icon—Sneak Reviews

Longtime Charlottesville residents may remember Sneak Reviews, an eclectic video rental store on Ivy Road that for two decades specialized in hard-to-find and Indie material. When the store closed in 2015, Library A/V selector Matt Ball was already involved in … Continue reading

Photos of Construction Enlarging the Ivy Stacks Off-Grounds Shelving & Retrieval Facility

The crane that rolled onto the Ivy Stacks construction site and lifted huge concrete panels into place, doubling the capacity of the Library’s off-site shelving and retrieval unit, is gone. There’s enough space now to temporarily house a large portion … Continue reading

The Library presents “Black (Contemporary) History Month: Eyes on Activism”

Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.—Martin Luther King, Jr. February is Black History Month and the Library is using this year’s celebration to … Continue reading

Curator Molly Schwartzburg Discusses Opening “100 Objects” Exhibition as History Erupts On-Grounds

In a Washington Post article about the Library’s bicentennial exhibition, “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects,” Special Collections curator Molly Schwartzburg talks about the challenges of delving into UVA’s past 200 years at a time when white supremacists were … Continue reading

The Library Welcomes New Staff Members!

The Library is pleased to announce four new staff additions! Zoe LeBlanc will join the Scholars’ Lab research and development team on October 2. She’s currently ABD in history at Vanderbilt University and holds an M.A. from Vanderbilt and a … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Article on Library Employee & Resident Playwright Sean McCord

Library audio-visual/information technology engineer Sean McCord has a play opening tonight, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.at the Belmont Arts Collaborative, 221 Carlton Rd. in Charlottesville. According to an article in UVA Today, McCord’s play “Moving” will be the first production … Continue reading