International Holocaust Remembrance Day

United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, the UN urges member states to honor the memories of the six million Jewish victims of … Continue reading

For faculty: Applications now open for Course Enrichment Grants and Research Sprints

Course Enrichment Grants and Research Sprint applications are now open to UVA faculty. Research Sprints offer faculty the opportunity to partner with a team of expert librarians on a specific project or component of a broader project. The intention is … Continue reading

VRL reaches agreement for new one-year agreement with Elsevier

Six members of the Virginia Research Libraries (VRL) group recently completed contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest publisher of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly journals. Through a new one-year 2021 agreement, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia … Continue reading

Lost & found: Renovation unearths unexpected discovery

For one final week, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more. This week’s theme centers around looking inward as we move onward. Happy New Year, all!  Early in February … Continue reading

Happy New Year! Here’s a quick preview of January in the Library.

Library services will unfold in two phases as we begin 2021: During the month of January, spaces will remain closed (except for item pickup). For spring semester, which begins in February, we’ll return to the “new normal,” with Brown and … Continue reading

Challenging structural racism in collections

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! This week’s theme involves addressing systemic racism in Library collections.  Words matter: Challenging bias & structural racism Librarians, archivists, and … Continue reading

Week long celebration of Liberation and Freedom / Nau Civil War History Collection

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! On March 3, 1865, Union troops arrived in Charlottesville and began a process that eventually liberated over 14,000 enslaved residents … Continue reading

“The past is not done with us yet” – Juneteenth in the 21st century

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all enslaved people in states that had seceded … Continue reading