In an article, “With New Leader, Ever-Expanding University Library Looks to the Future,” UVA Today features University librarian John Unsworth’s plans for getting the Library more involved with faculty and student research.
Unsworth, who was the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities after earning his Ph.D. in English from UVA, says the Library should continue fostering collaboration in the field of digital humanities. But he also stressed opportunities for collaboration across the disciplines, particularly in the sciences.
He would like to expand the Library’s involvement with internal resources like UVA’s Data Science Institute, and external resources like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has grant programs to involve library information specialists in biomedical research. He plans “to launch a new information literacy grant program around mid-year, that will provide summer funds for faculty to work with librarians to build discipline-specific and level-appropriate information literacy tasks into the syllabus and assignments of a specific course.”
Read the full article: “With New Leader, Ever-Expanding University Library Looks to the Future” (UVA Today, 9/6/2016).