John Casteen to Speak in Harrison-Small Auditorium on the Search for UVA Dean of Libraries

On March 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, president emeritus of UVA, John Casteen III, will give a talk on “Some of What We Learned While Seeking Our New Dean of … Continue reading

John Unsworth Speaks on 20th Century Bestsellers at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The UVA Dean of Libraries John Unsworth will appear today, March 22, at noon in the James Madison Regional Library on East Market Street to help kick off the 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book (March 22–26). His talk … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Article on “The Aviator,” on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Before there was an Alderman or Clemons Library, there was the winged statue that stands between them; The Aviator was commissioned by the University as a memorial to the sacrifice of James Rogers McConnell, a UVA student whose Nieuport biplane … Continue reading

Accept the Library Council Challenge to Qualify for Prizes!

The UVA Library Council is giving students a reason other than browsing the stacks and studying to go to the Library—now there’s loot! The Council is offering students a chance to win prizes if they’ll expand their on-grounds travels to … Continue reading

The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

The Library Welcomes New Special Collections Instruction Librarian Krystal Appiah

The Library is pleased to welcome Krystal Appiah, who began on February 13 as the new Instruction Librarian for Special Collections. Krystal was most recently the Curator of African American History and a Reference Librarian at the Library Company of … Continue reading

Special Collections Exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” Examines Author as His Own Creation

Items for the exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library were carefully chosen from the trove of letters, photos, and artifacts in the Library’s world-famous Faulkner Collection to explore … Continue reading

Candace Barrington and Jonathan Hsy to Speak on Global Chaucers Digital Humanities Project

Today, February 2, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Alderman 421, Candace Barrington, Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, and Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, will present “Digital Hospitality,” a talk about archiving … Continue reading