Monthly Archives: August 2017
UVA Today Features Library Exhibition on “UVA in 100 Objects”
On Thursday, August 24, the Library kicked off activities commemorating UVA’s bicentennial with its exhibition “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects: a Bicentennial exhibition celebrating the history of the University” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and … Continue reading
The Library Hosts Tent in front of Peabody for Viewing Eclipse—Will Supply Glasses!
On Monday, August 21st, the Library will host an eclipse viewing tent in front of Peabody Hall. This event will last from about 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large number of eclipse glasses available so people … Continue reading
The Charlottesville Syllabus: Educating the Public about White Supremacy in Charlottesville
Many in Charlottesville were shocked on August 11 when a torch-bearing procession of white supremacists marched on the Grounds of the University of Virginia to intimidate the University community with racist slogans, and on August 12 when—after a rally by … Continue reading
Watch the eclipse on 8/21 with free glasses from the Library!
Alderman Library will be handing out eclipse glasses on 8/21 (while supplies last) to encourage safe viewing of the solar eclipse that passes through between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. that day. Additionally, some other UVA Libraries will be lending … Continue reading
New! LibraOpen Offers a World of Options for Promoting UVA Scholarship
The University of Virginia’s scholarly repository, Libra, is expanding! Now there’s LibraOpen, the newest addition to Libra’s suite of open access services, offering more options for getting your scholarship out to the public. LibraOpen now accepts a broad range of … Continue reading
Sirsi migration to affect Virgo availability during week of August 7
From August 8-11, 2017, we will be moving Sirsi (the system used for our online catalog, Virgo) to a new server. Additionally, catalog records are being migrated to Unicode format, which will allow for expanded support for non-Roman characters in … Continue reading
The Library Announces New Hires!
The Library is pleased to announce four new staff additions! Shane Lin has been hired as the Scholars’ Lab Senior Developer. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and History from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his … Continue reading