“On These Grounds” Digital Initiative to Describe the History of Enslavement at Colleges and Universities Receives Funding From the Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a grant of $550,000 to support the first phase of the “On These Grounds” project (https://onthesegrounds.org/), a digital initiative to describe the history of enslavement found in archival materials … 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

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 Opens Access to Early Folksong Recordings Collection

The University of Virginia Library has opened streaming access to a collection of early folksong recordings created between 1932 and 1938 by the Virginia Folklore Society (VFS). Recorded on aluminum discs, these represent one of the earliest folksong collection projects … Continue reading

Mira Waller to Join UVA Library as AUL for Research and Learning Services

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Mira Waller will join the Library as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning Services. Waller will begin at UVA on March 30, 2020. As AUL for Research and … Continue reading

Statement of Virginia Research Library Deans and Directors on Endorsing the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts

Today, the MIT Libraries released a Framework for Publisher Contracts that outlines a compelling vision to guide future negotiations. The UVA Library joined with its partners in six other Virginia research libraries to issue the following statement endorsing MIT’s framework: … Continue reading

Library Welcomes New Head of Technical Services

Whitney Buccicone recently joined the UVA Library as the Head of Special Collections Technical Services. Ms. Buccicone came to UVA from the Pacific Northwest, where she was Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to … Continue reading

University of Virginia Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Judith Thomas from the University of Virginia Library has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, an intensive professional development program to empower library professionals with the knowledge, skills, and community connections to lead successful … Continue reading

Graffiti Gallery

To complement their post on Documenting and Preserving the Graffiti in Alderman Library’s Study Carrels, the students in the spring 2019 seminar course Literacy and Orality, taught by UVA Anthropology professor and documentary linguist Lise Dobrin, present a gallery of … Continue reading

Documenting and Preserving the Graffiti in Alderman Library’s Study Carrels

Guest post by: Kennedy Castillo (UVA Linguistics MA, 2019), Lise Dobrin (UVA Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Program Director), Liam Donohue (UVA Anthropology and Environmental Science BA, 2019), Grace East (UVA Anthropology PhD Candidate), Edith Kachia (Visiting Fulbright Swahili TA, … Continue reading