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

UVA Library, Association of Research Libraries Release White Paper on Copyright and Accessible Texts

Copyright law has built-in protections that recognize the civil rights of researchers and learners who need alternative formats to access information. That’s the conclusion of a new white paper, The Law and Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights and Copyrights, that … Continue reading

Library Hires New Director of Communications

The University of Virginia Library is very pleased to announce the hire of Elyse Girard as the Library’s new Director of Communications. She will report to Dean of Libraries John Unsworth and will be a member of the Library’s senior … Continue reading

Book Traces Awarded a $110,000 Planning Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $110,000 to the University of Virginia in support of strategic planning for the Book Traces project. The grant will support a one-year effort to scale the project to regional and national levels. Led … Continue reading