New UVA Library exhibition showcases powerful, century-old portraits of Black Virginians

“Visions of Progress: Portraits of Dignity, Style, and Racial Uplift,” a new exhibition at the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, showcases portraits that African Americans in central Virginia commissioned from the Holsinger Studio during the … Continue reading

Student jobs available at UVA Library

Guest post from Trillian Hosticka, Reference Librarian and Regional Deposit Librarian. The UVA Library works because of its dedicated student employees! Library jobs are available in a variety of categories and offer opportunities to develop new skills and explore resources … Continue reading

New UVA Library collection, exhibition examine ‘Summer of Hate’ through first-person lens

Five years ago this week, community organizers, activists, students, and residents of Charlottesville stood up to an unprecedented wave of far-right hate and terror. Several hundred white supremacists marched at the University of Virginia and in downtown Charlottesville as part … Continue reading

UVA Library joins “On the Books” project with Mellon Foundation grant for “Modeling a Racial Caste System: Algorithmic Exposure of Virginia’s Jim Crow Laws”

The UVA Library is launching a 16-month Mellon Foundation-funded project that will create a legal text collection identifying Jim Crow language in Virginia laws from 1865 to 1968. “Modeling a Racial Caste System: Algorithmic Exposure of Virginia’s Jim Crow Laws” … 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

UVA Library’s Aperio to begin publishing “Language Documentation and Description”

Guest post from Dave Ghamandi, Open Publishing Librarian and Managing Editor of Aperio: The journal “Language Documentation and Description” (LDD) and UVA Library are pleased to announce that LDD has joined Aperio, the UVA Library-led open access press. LDD publishes … Continue reading

Library welcomes a new cohort to the Women’s Maker Program

Guest post from Jenny Coffman, Science and Engineering Research Librarian, and Izzy McReynolds, Women’s Maker Program intern: After a successful pilot of the Women’s Maker Program in spring 2020, we are happy to announce our continuation of the program with … Continue reading