Fall 2020: What to expect from the Library


Plexiglass has been installed around study spaces and all patrons are expected to wear facial coveringsAs we begin a new semester, while grappling with an ongoing global pandemic, there’s no doubt things are different. The Library can’t do everything the same as we usually do — but we’re working hard to be here when you need us. And if something isn’t clear? Just ask. No question too big or small.

Below are some things we know about Collections, Spaces, and Getting Help for the fall semester.

Looking for quick reference? Check out the Status Dashboard and Library Resources FAQ, which will be kept up to date all semester long.

Access to Collections

If you only read one thing: Start with Virgo! If an item is digital, the link is in Virgo. If the item is physical, Virgo is where you make a request. It’s always a good place to start!

On to the details…

  • Unfortunately, stacks browsing is not available. Stacks will remain closed to the public for fall semester. You can read more about this in our FAQ, but — believe it or not — this allows us to provide better and more equitable service by enabling alternate access methods, like digital access and “Paging and Pickup”.
  • Speaking of access, millions of items are newly available online. Yes, millions. To find them, go to the Virgo catalog and search for what you want. For most material, if it isn’t available online, it’s available for pickup!
    • The newly-online items are largely thanks to our partnership with the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, which will remain available through the full fall semester. Learn more about ETAS.
    • Our arrangement with HathiTrust, and U.S. copyright law, means that we cannot circulate more copies of a book than we own. So physical copies of items found in ETAS cannot be requested for pickup… but the digital copy is available from anywhere in the world, which allows us to provide stable and equitable access to educators and students all semester long. No matter what.
  • “Paging and pickup” means you can request Library materials through Virgo. You’ll get an email when they’re ready, and can pick them up any time during business hours. It’s like library takeout!
  • Unfortunately, LEO delivery to departments will not be available this semester because of departmental limitations. We are working on alternate arrangements, but encourage anyone to use Paging and Pickup to get what you need.
  • Interlibrary Loan is functional, but the number of institutions able to participate is limited.
  • Special Collections is offering reference support through their Online Reference Request form, and UVA students, faculty, and staff can sign up for in-person research by appointment.

Access to Spaces

If you only read one thing: Brown and Clemons study spaces are open! Bring your mask and your UVA ID to study, ask questions, and enjoy socially-distanced camaraderie.

Library stacks will not open to the public in fall 2020.

What else?

  • As with all UVA spaces, some requirements are in place:
    • Carry your UVA ID when you’re on Grounds. You’ll need it for most UVA spaces, and at the library you’ll need to show it at the door — no exceptions.
    • Masks MUST be worn at all times when indoors.
    • NO food or drink is allowed, except you may carry a personal water bottle.
    • Please practice safe social distancing and do not move furniture.
  • Library spaces will shut down for non-compliance with the safety guidelines above.
  • We’re not able to offer room reservations this semester.
  • Occupancy limits are in place and, for safety’s sake, we cannot allow more patrons through the door when a building reaches capacity. We’re currently working to add occupancy levels to the Status Dashboard, so stay tuned!

Getting Help

If you only read one thing: We want to help! Ask a Librarian, and they’ll find what you need or connect you to a person who can.

What else?

  • Subject Liaisons are a powerful resource for subject-specific assistance. Liaisons can help you brainstorm methods for alternative access, help secure much-needed research materials, and connect you to resources for your classroom. They know all of the tricks of the trade! Find your subject liaison now.
  • Our staff is fully available to you, even if we’re working remotely. Scholars’ Lab, Research and Data Services, and so many more, are at the ready. Not sure where to start? Ask a Librarian or contact your subject liaison!
  • The Teaching and Learning team can provide classroom support for specialized sessions, A/V needs, pedagogical support, and much more. Reach out to teachlearn@virginia.edu to learn more.

Spooktacular events in the Library

What a year! We’re publishing some stories about the biggest happenings from the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Halloween this year is certainly different from usual, though the Library is circulating some rad craft kits for the holiday (sorry — all have been claimed!). The story below gives some fun detail of spooky events from Halloween past!

A display case showing an animal pelt, book with sharp teeth, grizzled-looking animal head, and other items

A raccoon coat and tail, from the Marion DuPont Scott Sporting Collection, a leather book, Fantasy & Nonsense: Poems, edged with shark teeth, from the James Whitcomb Riley Collection in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, and a miniature book bound in black calf suede and leather with colored leader onlays and shaped into the head of a hound by fine bookbinder Jarmila Sobata for The Hound of the Baskervilles: Conclusion & Retrospection, the McGehee Miniature Book Collection

The Library celebrated Halloween 2019 with a pair of events inspired by UVA’s favorite resident of the West Range, Edgar Allan Poe. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library featured Poe’s poetry and supernaturally- tinged tales of madness together with other bone chilling items in an exhibition, “What Lies Beneath: The Macabre and Spooktacular of Special Collections,” while the Library Student Council, in partnership with local business Cville Escape Room, created a haunted escape room. The escape room invited teams of undergrads to the main library to solve clues and puzzles in a mystery that began with a note from a fictional “Dr. LeGrand” saying he would give Poe a hand in paying his gambling debts if the mystery were solved.

Visitors to the exhibition in Special Collections were welcomed by a life-sized cut-out of Poe and ravens perched atop a display case of Poe-related items: an elaborate popup edition of his poem, “The Raven”; a miniature edition of his short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” complete with a beating replica of a human heart; and a broken windowpane (left) from Poe’s purported West Range room upon which he supposedly etched the lines,

O Thou timid one, let not thy
Form rest in slumber within these
Unhallowed walls,
For herein lies
The ghost of an awful crime.

Rare, unique, and haunted objects filled every exhibition case: a copy of Oliver Cromwell’s 17th century death mask; a leather-bound volume (edged with shark’s teeth) of “Fantasy & Nonsense: Poems” by James Whitcomb Riley; a fierce hound’s face, part of the binding for the miniature book, “The Hound of the Baskervilles;” and a piece of the skull of Revolutionary War soldier James Steele, who had the bone fragment sabered from his head by a British soldier at the battle of Guilford Courthouse but survived to tell the tale.

In the haunted escape room game, teams of up to 10 students gathered at the bust of Poe in the main lobby and took turns going into the unfamiliar surroundings of the Mount Vernon Room on the second floor. There they found the game’s props: rags soaked with fake blood, illustrations of skulls and other body parts, a periodic chart of the elements, and 10 locked boxes with clues and puzzles set around the room. One clue for opening a box was revealed by breathing on a mirror to make the word “heart” appear.

Each team had 45 minutes to use strategy, creativity, and logic to find clues, solve puzzles, and open locks to uncover the meaning of Dr. LeGrand’s mysterious note. The fastest completion time was less than 22 minutes; the average about 30 minutes. Students posted their photos and times on Facebook. And what did they find in the last box when the final clue was solved? Dr. LeGrand’s hand! The one he said he would give to help Poe pay his gambling debts.


A chart shows sign language symbols next to a bloody rag and a handwritten note

Mysterious clues from the 2019 Haunted Escape Room, hosted by Library Student Council.

A black glove and several lock boxes sit in front of a large Periodic Table of the Elements

Mysterious clues from the 2019 Haunted Escape Room, hosted by Library Student Council. The event was held in the Mt. Vernon Room in the main library (now closed for renovation).

Accessibility central to Library work

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month — and marks 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is civil rights legislation, originally passed in 1990, which led to marked improvements for equal access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities. While we still have a long way to go in working for equity, the ADA was a historic step forward which has continued to evolve over these past three decades.

At the Library, diligent staff work to ensure that resources in person and online are accessible to all — often aiming for more than the minimum required by law, and tapping into concepts such as Universal Design, which seeks to ensure access, understanding, and use to the greatest extent possible by all people. The Library also has a close relationship with Accessibility Partners at UVA, and hosts robust guidelines on the web for how content creators — in the classroom, public events, and in day to day life — can make their material more usable for all. Importantly, the site hosts rich information about ensuring accessibility for Zoom sessions, which has become all the more relevant in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to campus partnerships, Library units facilitating multimedia access work to ensure that tools used in the classroom are accessible through captions, transcripts, and more — something that is in no way guaranteed by content distributors. Information about accessibility through the Library and beyond can be found in Accessibility Services on the Library’s website.

In addition to day-to-day accessibility, the Library is also working to advance the cause of access in ways that benefit individuals beyond the confines of our University. One major example is the “Educational Materials Made Accessible” project — a grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2019. The project, formally titled “Federating Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education” seeks to reduce duplication of remediation efforts across participating universities, thus decreasing the turnaround time for delivering accessible texts to students and faculty. The pilot program involves six other universities and takes advantage of services made available through HathiTrust, Bookshare, and The Internet Archive — all of which contribute to critical infrastructure for the project. Learn more about the EMMA project.

Passage of the ADA in 1990 was only the beginning. The UVA Library pursues active inclusion every day, and seeks to further the causes of true accessibility through our services to our community and beyond.

For more information:

“ProQuest One Literature” Library Resource Reveals Many Voices

Poster showing images of Shakespeare, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman surrounding the text: ProQuest One Literature, exploring the destination for all aspects of literature research, teaching and learning. Available at your libraryWhether you are a student researching a literature term paper or an instructor planning a literature course, a great place to start is the Library’s new resource ProQuest One Literature, providing online access to 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and over 500,000 complete and unabridged primary works including fiction, verse, and drama — virtually the entire literary output of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, for instance, and works as varied as medieval poetry and graphic novels. Multimedia resources include theatrical performances and author readings, introducing students to new interpretations that challenge assumptions.

ProQuest One Literature was developed in collaboration with faculty, scholars, and librarians as a comprehensive and inclusive tool for scholars who need an exhaustive and diverse set of scholarly resources to illuminate a given literary topic.

Author biographies are accompanied by online access to the latest criticism. Bios cover not only the iconic figures — Jane Austen, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison — but present-day literary artists like Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning African American lesbian author of novels for young readers.

Authors famous and unsung are cross-referenced with literary periods and movements, adding context to research. A curated list of “Literary Collections” includes relatively unexplored areas of literary history. Black Short Fiction and Folklore, for example, contains the text of “11,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present”, unifying “traditions ranging from early African oral traditions to today’s hip-hop.”

You can find the ProQuest One Literature in the A-Z Databases list on the Library’s Research page. For the Library’s latest online resources, visit the New Resources at the Library guide.

New pickup location now available for faculty

Library pickup — where requested physical items can be retrieved and taken home — is currently available to all UVA faculty, staff, and students, at Brown and Clemons locations.

Beginning this week, faculty are now able to choose from a third option: picking up materials from the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

“LEO Mobile,” as we’re calling this service, currently provides the most contactless option for accessing Library materials. The process is the same as regular “paging and pickup,” but with the additional step that visitors need to select a day for pickup so we can be sure to have the correct materials ready.

To make a request:

  • Locate the item in Virgo.
  • Click “Request Item.”
    • If this option is not available, the item may not be available for physical pickup. Chat with Ask a Librarian if you need assistance.
  • Select “Central Grounds Parking Garage (LEO Mobile)” as your pickup location.
  • When your item is ready for pickup, you’ll receive an email prompting you to select a pickup day. Pickups are currently available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 1 – 4 p.m. You can arrive any time between 1 – 4 on your selected day.
White van labeled Library Express On-Grounds is parked on Level 2 of a parking garage

Look for the white LEO van on the 2nd level of the parking garage, near the book drop.

At pickup time, the LEO van will be parked inside the Central Grounds Parking Garage, next to the book return box. Enter from Emmet Street, and drive to the 2nd level, where you’ll see the LEO van. No payment is needed to enter the garage, and materials are placed on a shelf for self-service, socially-distanced from the Library attendant who is present to monitor pickup and answer any questions.

In this introductory period, the service is only available to faculty — but we do hope to expand to graduate students in the future.

Latinx Studies Research Guide provides glimpse into wealth of knowledge

The Latinx Studies Guide contains a wealth of interdisciplinary information for historians, sociologists, demographers, linguists, and more, seeking to take a deep dive into Latinx studies. Readers can connect to contemporary articles to learn about politics, culture, and more; or historical resources, including newspapers, to look back into the rich world of Latinx culture.

In regards to the use of the terms “Latinx” and “Chicanx” (as opposed to “Latino/Chicano” or “Latina/Chicana”), the author of the Guide remarks:

…we believe these terms are the most inclusive options available today. By using these terms, we promote, support, and emphasize the intersecting identities of Latin American and/or South America descendants living in the United States.

These terms: 1) reinforce the belonging to all racial backgrounds, and as Tanisha Love Ramirez pointed out, “make room for people who are trans, queer, agender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or gender fluid”; 2) promote a cohesive postcolonial identity by confronting a language (and a legacy) imposed on the Americas by European traditions, and 3) recognize all of “nuestra gente” (our people) that conform this complex culture.

In addition to the information presented in the Guide, subject liaison Miguel Valladares-Llata is available for research consultations over Zoom.

Learn more in the Chicanx/Latinx Research Guide. 

Welcome Katrina Spencer! Librarian for African American and African Studies

""We’re thrilled to welcome Katrina Spencer, UVA’s first Librarian for African American and African Studies! Subject Liaisons specialize in topics relevant to academic study, and offer expert guidance to researchers and learners in those areas. 

What drew you here?

While I was working in Middlebury, Vermont, I was the library liaison to the multicultural student center and I found that the work that was most meaningful to me was in service to people who frequented the center and was rooted in social justice and race discourses. So I set my sights on pursuing a position that would allow those themes and engagements to be central to my work.

What’s it like to start a new job in a new state during a global pandemic?

To avoid infection and the spread of the coronavirus, many library workers, including me, are working from home. The library has set me up with excellent equipment to use at home: a computer, a webcam, a headset, and speakers so that I can interface with colleagues and library users. Interaction with colleagues is mostly done over Zoom and Slack. And my work attire is definitely casual. While I am learning more and more about Zoom features — breakout rooms, background photos, sharing screens, etc.— I look forward to the time when I can occasionally get dinner at a restaurant with my co-workers after work.

What have you been working on?

Many things! I’ve just turned in the proofs for an article called “Black History Month Jeopardy at a PWI: A How-To” with Public Services Quarterly. I’m consulting with Dr. Anne Rotich about the creation of a research guide for people studying Kiswahili. And I’ve participated in several presentations regarding how to navigate the library in the era of COVID-19, including two for Carter G. Woodson Institute faculty and fellows. One of the beautiful things about being a librarian is the sheer variety of work one gets to engage with.

What has surprised you?

I accidentally stumbled upon Al Carbón on Seminole Trail. And let me tell you: I was mesmerized. I highly recommend the cactus and the yucca! I also happened upon La Guadalupana where chorizo and pupusas can be purchased. And JM Stock Provisions has the most excellent sweet Italian sausage. So, in terms of food, I’ve been enjoying these novelties. I didn’t know Charlottesville had this many delectables — if you know where to look. I want to check out Feast when we’re able to go inside again.

What are you anxious to see get off the ground?

The process of shaping the Kiswahili research guide underscores the need to create a guide that helps people jumpstart research on Africa overall. While we have one for African American Studies, there isn’t one for the broad expanse of 54 countries on the African continent. I don’t expect the process to be quick or easy as the disciplines covered will be many: agriculture, gender studies, history, politics, religion, and many more. But minimally I’d like to launch that effort before the academic year is out. In addition to seeking faculty input, Al Kagan’s and Dr. Atoma Batoma’s Reference Guide to Africa should be useful in steering me.

Do you have any ideas churning you can tell us about?

I’ve initiated a reading group (that is now at capacity) within the library that will last for this academic year. We will be discussing About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, edited by Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. One of my goals is to learn more about a variety of disabilities and how they manifest so that we as library staff can better prepare to reach and accommodate the needs of a broad variety of library users. After reading the book, I want all members in the group to think critically about how our services might be expanded/altered to serve more people and to share our findings with decision makers.

Who can you count on to collaborate?

Librarians Keith Weimer (History and Religion), Sherri Brown (English), and Erin Pappas (Gender, Media, and Slavic Studies) have shown themselves to be very generous in helping me to acclimate to the online teaching environment. I appreciate the time they’ve taken to support me as I venture into the new-ish world of teaching online.

Final words?

You can request library purchases by using this form. You can do it with or without a librarian. You can do it on weekdays or a weekend. Using the form is one of the ways you help us to shape our collections.


See the full list of Subject Liaisons, or read more in our recent interviews

The Future of American Political Cartoons: A Symposium in Honor of Pat Oliphant

image showing headshots and caricatures of cartoonists

In 2018, the UVA Library acquired the archive of Pat Oliphant, a dazzling resource for future study of our most influential living cartoonist. Now retired, Oliphant is deeply concerned about the future of the genre he has influenced so profoundly.  Thanks in part to a generous grant from the UVA Arts Endowment, we are proud to host a three-day conversation inspired by Oliphant’s passion for the topic.

With print news receding, online sources proliferating (and become more partisan), and digital tools opening new aesthetic horizons, what is happening to this form of visual commentary, once the shared experience of every reader with a newspaper and a cup of coffee?  In this virtual symposium, prominent artists representing different generations and regions of the country will share their insights and projections as their creative field, once a stable part of the newsprint infrastructure, experiences upheaval and a tenuous future.

As the 2020 Presidential election nears, join the UVA Library, keynote speaker Keith Knight, special guest Pat Oliphant, and some of the country’s most influential political cartoonists for in-depth discussions of the field today and tomorrow.

This symposium is sponsored in part by a UVA Arts Endowment Grant. The UVA Arts Endowment Grant works to expand, support, and promote excellence in the arts at UVA.

Books by symposium panelists are available through the UVA Bookstores at https://uvabookstores.com/books/specialcollectionssymposium.

Speakers and Panelists  |  Symposium Schedule  |  Registration Information



Keynote Speaker: Keith Knight

photo of cartoonist Keith Knight wearing a trilby and holding a sharpie

Keith Knight is many things to many people–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. He’s also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips: “the Knight Life,” “(th)ink,” and the “K Chronicles.” Keith Knight is part of a generation of African American artists who were raised on hip-hop, and infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Medium.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.

His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting the NAACP to recognize him as a 2015 History Maker, and CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race. Knight’s life and work are the subject of the recently launched Hulu series “Woke.”

Special Guest: Pat Oliphant

Caricature of cartoonist Pat Oliphant holding pencil, with head resting on right handPat Oliphant began his career at eighteen working as a copy boy in Adelaide, Australia. When he joined the Denver Post as a cartoonist in 1964 he introduced a cartooning style with a linear fluency and wit, an expansive literary imagination, and a conceptual reach previously unknown to American newspaper audiences. Within a year his work was syndicated internationally. His swift rise to prominence, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1967, was followed by five decades of sustained, uncompromising work. Oliphant is widely recognized as the most influential political cartoonist of the last half century.

In 2018, the UVA Library acquired Oliphant’s extensive professional archive, including almost 7,000 drawings; further artwork including watercolors, prints, sculptures, and sketchbooks; and archival material including correspondence, photographs, professional papers, scrapbooks, and audio and video recordings.

Circular headshot of cartoonist Nate Beeler, smiling with glasses, tie, and goateeNate Beeler (Panelist)
Nate Beeler is an award-winning editorial cartoonist for Counterpoint. Previously, he was the editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch and The Washington Examiner. He is one of the most widely syndicated cartoonists, with his work distributed internationally to nearly a thousand publications by Cagle Cartoons. His cartoons have appeared in such publications as USA Today, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time, among others, and have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, where viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor” officially voted him a “Pinhead.”

Colorful caricature of cartoonist Matt Bors with pen behind ear, smiling and giving a thumbs up signMatt Bors (Panelist and Student Roundtable participant)
Matt Bors is a political cartoonist and founder and editor of The Nib, a daily digital publication and website devoted to publishing and promoting political and non-fiction comics. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, and The Village Voice, and was recently collected in the book “We Should Improve Society Somewhat.” He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his political cartoons.

Caricature of cartoonist Warren Craghead, black and white drawing of man with dark spiky hair

Warren Craghead (Student Roundtable Moderator)
Warren Craghead III lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters. He likes to make pictures and has exhibited his work internationally. He has also published many works including the Xeric Grant-winning “Speedy” and his “Trump Trump “daily drawing project has been collected into two volumes. He received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and attended the Skowhegan School.

line drawing caricature of cartoonist Tom Gibson Tom Gibson (Panelist)
Tom Gibson, founder of Advocacy Animation and New Generation Foundation, is a cartoonist, writer, and public affairs consultant. He began work in Washington as a free-lance cartoonist for the Washington Post, then was an editor and cartoonist for USA Today at the newspaper’s founding. From USA Today, he moved from frying pan to fire as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and Director of White House Public Affairs. Subsequently, Mr. Gibson returned to cartoon art through web-based animation, while also working in public affairs and technology. He received a BA from Princeton and holds an MPA from Harvard..

Photo of cartoonist Kal Kallaugher, smiling bearded man wearing colorful shirt and solid tie Kevin Kallaugher (Panelist)
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun. In a distinguished career that spans 42 years, Kal has created over 10,000 cartoons and 150 magazine covers. His resumé includes six collections of his published work, exhibitions in a dozen countries, and awards and honors in seven. These awards include Feature Cartoonist of the Year (UK), The Thomas Nast Prize (Germany), Cartoon of the Year (Europe), The Berryman Award (US), Herblock Prize (US), and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (US).

Photo of cartoonist Rob Rogers, smiling man wearing glasses in front of drawings pinned to a wallRob Rogers (Panelist)
Rob Rogers is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a two-time Pulitzer finalist. In June of 2018, after 25 years on staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump. In his most recent book, Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist’s Journey, Rogers talks about the importance of satire in today’s political climate. Rogers continues to draw for syndication and was named a 2019 Emerson Fellow by the Emerson Collective.

Photo of Jen Sorenson, smiling woman in front of brick wallJen Sorensen (Panelist and Student Roundtable participant)
Jen Sorensen’s cartoons appear in The Nib, Daily Kos, The Nation, Politico, and alternative newsweeklies around the US, including the C-VILLE Weekly in Charlottesville. A UVA grad, she was the winner of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist. In 2021, Jen will serve as President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.


Line drawing caricature of cartoonist Ann TelnaesAnn Telnaes (Panelist)
Ann Telnaes creates editorial cartoons in various mediums—animation, visual essays, live sketches, and traditional print—for the Washington Post. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her print cartoons and the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2017.


Colorful caricature of cartoonist Signe WilkinsonSigne Wilkinson (Panelist)
Signe Wilkinson has drawn political cartoons for four newspapers, six editors, a confusing array of publishers and for people who love opinions concentrated in one potent image. She has been in awe of Pat Oliphant that entire time.


Photograph of cartoonist Adam Zyglis wearing a beard, glasses, shirt and tieAdam Zyglis (Panelist and Student Roundtable participant)
Adam Zyglis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for The Buffalo News, his hometown newspaper. He began drawing weekly editorial cartoons for The Griffin at Canisius College. His cartoons appear in publications such as The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and MAD magazine. Recognition for his work includes the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award (2013), the National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons in (2007, 2011 and 2015), the Grambs Aronson Cartooning with a Conscience award (2015) and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartoons (2015). Also in 2015 he was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from Canisius College. In 2016 he was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi award by the Society of Professional Journalists.



Thursday, October 22

Student Roundtable for current UVA students
4 to 5 p.m. ET
Moderator: Warren Craghead
Speakers: Matt Bors, Keith Knight, Jen Sorensen, Adam Zyglis


Friday, October 23

Keynote address: Red, white, black, and blue: Highlighting America’s Racial Illiteracy
7 to 8:15 p.m. ET
Keith Knight


Saturday, October 24

Panel 1: Challenges to Freedom of Expression in Political Cartooning Today
Noon to 1:15 p.m. ET
Panelists: Rob Rogers, Jen Sorensen, Adam Zyglis

Panel 2: Drawing for a Polarized Public
2 to 3:15 p.m. ET
Panelists: Nate Beeler, Matt Bors, Signe Wilkinson

Panel 3: Extinction or Evolution?: Imagining the Future of Political Cartoons
4 to 5:15 p.m. ET
Panelists: Tom Gibson, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), Ann Telnaes



Visit the event page to register. Registration is free, and guests will have the choice to register for any session(s) they would like to attend. Please note that Thursday’s Student Roundtable is limited to current UVA students only.