Library Partners with WikiDC on Edit-A-Thon

The Cavalier Daily covers the Library’s upcoming Black Stories at UVA Edit-a-thon, a partnership between the Library and WikiDC. The edit-a-thon is designed to remedy a lack of information in the online encyclopedia about people of color who have been associated with … Continue reading

Scanning the Past for the Future

UVA Today and the major news outlets recently reported on a discovery from U.Va.’s Jeffersonian past. A Chemical Hearth—part of an instructional chemistry lab from the 1820s—was found during current Rotunda renovations sealed behind a wall on the basement floor … Continue reading

Black Stories at UVA Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Common Good, the U.Va. Library, and WikiDC are hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon about Black Stories and UVA, on Wednesday, November 4th from 9am to 5pm. (For more information about the Common Good Edit-a-thon, read the article in The Cavalier Daily.) We’re … Continue reading

Library to Scale Up Libra

The University of Virginia Library has embarked on a project to rebuild the University’s institutional repository Libra to meet technical standards and the needs of the University’s administration, the Library, and scholars. Plans are for Libra 2 to be ready … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Albert H. Small!

The Library wishes Albert H. Small, the namesake of our special collections library, a happy 90th birthday on Thursday, October 15. Mr. Small received a degree in chemical engineering from U.Va. in 1946, and has been a longtime supporter of … Continue reading

Alan Shaw Taylor to give McGregor Lecture in American History

Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor Alan Shaw Taylor will give the 2015 Tracy W. and Katherine W. McGregor Distinguished Lecture in American History: Blood from the Sky: Slavery, Violence, and Fear in Jefferson’s Virginia on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of … Continue reading

Library Presentations at the 2015 Teaching with Technology Fair

Interested in learning how technology is transforming instruction in higher education? Want to find out what the Library is doing to make it happen at U.Va.? Ask the six Library representatives at the Poster Sessions of the Teaching with Technology Fair … Continue reading

U.Va. Librarian Keith Weimer elected as President of Virginia Library Association

Congratulations to Keith Weimer, Research Librarian for History, Politics, and Religious Studies, on his election as Vice President/President-Elect of the Virginia Library Association. Keith will serve a three-year term as President-Elect in 2016, President in 2017, and Past-President in 2018. … Continue reading