VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series explores systemic racism in library practices

The following was contributed by Jennifer Roper, Director of Digital Strategies and co-chair of the VIVA Anti-Racism Task Force. This February, VIVA, Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium, launched a new webinar series intent on tackling the topic of building anti-racist practices … Continue reading

Bradley Daigle appointed Executive Director of the Academic Preservation Trust

The Academic Preservation Trust (http://aptrust.org) announced today that Bradley J. Daigle will become the consortium’s executive director on March 25, 2021. APTrust is an institutional-membership organization working together on the unique challenges of preserving rapidly increasing amounts of digital scholarly … Continue reading

New Library online resources explore the African American press and African studies

The Library has added two exciting new resources to its A-Z Database list! African American Newspapers, Series I and II, and Africa-Wide Information are now available to scholars researching African American History and African Studies. The African American Press, Series … Continue reading

Preserving Harmful Histories: Exploring the 1909 Time Capsule — A virtual event on Thursday, January 28

On March 15, 1909, a time capsule was placed in the base of a bronze statue on the grounds of Court Square in Albemarle County. The statue, known as “At Ready,” depicted a Confederate soldier, and the contents of the … Continue reading

Edmund Berkeley, Jr. (1937-2020)

We at the Library were saddened to hear of the death on December 29 of Edmund “Ned” Berkeley, Jr., University of Virginia alumnus, emeritus professor at UVA, and former director of the Library’s Special Collections department. After graduating from the … Continue reading

Library renovation is leading the way in energy conservation, safety of library users

Changes are coming to the renovated main library that may not be as noticeable as the furniture in the new addition with lighter-colored wood and more contemporary lines. According to Library Project Manager Brenda Loewen, both old and new sections … Continue reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service extended through spring 2021

The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provided by HathiTrust will continue through the spring 2021 semester. ETAS allows access to digital materials that correspond to physical books held by HathiTrust member institutions that have been forced to close or restrict … Continue reading