Monthly Archives: April 2020
Off-Grounds students: Please fill out the census!
Every 10 years, as directed by the U.S. Constitution, the American government attempts to count every person in residence in the country. Students who live in apartments or houses (even if you are no longer there because of COVID-19) should … Continue reading
Need reference help? Zoom in!
Drop in on Tuesday or Wednesday for reference help from Undergrad Student Success Librarians Cecelia Parks and Haley Gillilan! Interested? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to request Zoom link and password; Stop in any time during the following hours: Tuesday 4/28, … Continue reading
Library Renovation Contributing to UVA Sustainability Initiatives
Before Alderman Library is transformed into a beautiful, safe, more functional building, there is a good deal of demolition that has to take place. But even this preliminary work is being turned to advantage because all the parties involved — the … Continue reading
University of Virginia’s Emergency Digital Collecting Toolkit Sees Increased Usage During Pandemic
The Emergency Digital Collecting Toolkit, created by the University of Virginia and funded by the LYRASIS Catalyst Grant Program, is helping libraries, archives, museums and cultural institutions respond to the COVID-19 crisis. This toolkit provides resources and instructions on implementing … Continue reading
The Library Announces Joint Publication of “The Public Domain Song Anthology” in Aperio
From Dave Ghamandi, Open Publishing Librarian and Managing Editor, Aperio Announcement: Aperio, MLA Release New Publication, The Public Domain Song Anthology Aperio, the University of Virginia’s open access press, and the Music Library Association are pleased to announce a joint … Continue reading
Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Completion and Expansion of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative
The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $600,000 to complete the work of establishing the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Cooperative. For this final phase … Continue reading
Library Conservation Lab named one of UVA’s “Certified Green Labs”
The Library’s Conservation Lab received a notable award this week, as the lab was named a member of the first class of UVA Certified Green Labs. Sue Donovan, Conservator, manages the lab and monitors temperature, water purification systems, and specialty … Continue reading
Handbag Recovered from Alderman Library a Time Capsule of Life at UVA 27 years ago
Early in February of 2020, UVA police officer Tewdros Aftae phoned Lisa Swales to inform her that workmen prepping for Alderman Library renovation discovered her handbag stuffed inside the duct work they were removing from the stacks. She had reported … Continue reading
Join us “in” the Library with new Virtual Backgrounds!
We’ve pulled together some lovely backgrounds that you can use to spruce up your Zoom space… free to use and share! To use: Click an image below to see the large version. Then right-click the large file and “Save as…”. In … Continue reading
Expanded Online Resources & Specialized Assistance Available
We’re working hard here at the UVA Library and want to share some exciting resources — some new, some less-new — that are usable for research and instruction. As ever, chat us with questions! First, HathiTrust: this week, a huge … Continue reading