Jewish Life in America features full range of Jewish American experience

For many American Jews, life in the United States began in New York Harbor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as they sought refuge from persecution in Europe, and later from the horrors of Nazi death camps. The … Continue reading

Research Sprints are underway: Faculty and Library experts work together on challenging problems

From Judith Thomas, Director of Faculty Programs: Research Sprints offer faculty the opportunity to work with a team of expert librarians who help with getting a new project started or overcoming obstacles in an existing project. The Research Sprints program, … Continue reading

Celebrating a Milestone of the Main Library Renovation

University and Library personnel and construction workers and contractors gathered yesterday for a “topping-out ceremony” for the library renovation. The topping-out is when the last beam is placed atop a structure, and is a traditional milestone in a major construction … Continue reading

Recommended reading for Jewish American Heritage Month 2022

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! To help celebrate, UVA librarian for English, Sherri Brown, reached out to a few people in the UVA community for recommended reading with a focus on fiction and memoirs written by Jewish American women. … Continue reading

Congratulations to recipients of the 2022-23 Course Enrichment Grants!

From Judith Thomas, Director of Faculty Programs The Library is pleased to announce recipients of Course Enrichment Grants for 2022-2023. The Course Enrichment Grant (CEG) program supports faculty who would like to enhance their students’ abilities to seek, evaluate, manage, and … Continue reading

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage with some great reads!

May is Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Month! Celebrate by reading literature, poetry, and more by Asian American and Pacific Island artists. Here’s a list prepared by Undergraduate Student Success Librarian Haley Gillilan to get you started. POETRY “Night … Continue reading

Pandemic children’s collection helps prepare for health education post-COVID

Although COVID-19 hospitalizations are down, the virus has not gone away, and neither has its effect on mental health, including that of children. An October 2021 study indicates that over 140,000 children have experienced the death of a primary or … Continue reading