Book display illuminates lives of extraordinary “Everyday People”

In concert with the Everyday People photo exhibition in Special Collections, Alderman Library is featuring a unique collection of literature representing the varied experiences of African Americans between the 18th-21st centuries. These books portray some of the extraordinary “ordinary” people … Continue reading

Alderman Renovation takes steps forward in state legislature

Update from John Unsworth, University Librarian & Dean of Libraries:  It is budget season in Richmond, and over the last couple of days the funding for the Alderman renovation has taken some significant steps forward. Below are links to the legislative … Continue reading

Library announces two opportunities for faculty

The University Library has issued calls for proposals for two faculty programs: Course Enrichment Grants provide support to faculty who would like to enhance students’ abilities to seek, evaluate, manage, and use information and data, as well as create new … Continue reading

Statement on Alderman and Clemons Collections

The following update on Alderman Collections was authored by Esther Onega, Senior Project Manager for Alderman Renovation, and John Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. (December 3, 2018) Many faculty and students are interested in knowing how the renovation … Continue reading

Why renovate Alderman Library? An answer in photos.

In this week of giving thanks, we’re appreciative of the many Library facilities that keep us studious, sheltered, employed, and entertained throughout the year. We’re also thankful to be talking about a renovation, however, because there are quite a few … Continue reading

Cutaway view of renovated Alderman shows vision for future Library

The renovated space includes flexible areas for individual and group study and research throughout the building, as well as new elevators, bathrooms, and stairwells, and all-new mechanical infrastructure. Basement The basement level contains mechanical rooms and building storage, as well … Continue reading

Schematic Design for renovated Alderman approved by BOV

The UVA Board of Visitors voted unanimously this week to approve the Schematic Design for a renovated Alderman Library. As outlined in the concept plans (presented in June), key features of the renovation include improved access to Library facilities through … Continue reading

Massive Alderman inventory project eases discovery of Library collections

Summer at the Library is always filled with a rich array of happenings, large and small. We’ve hosted high school interns, gotten a peek at the Library’s future, launched an open access publishing service, and had rich experiences alongside our … Continue reading