Exhibition: “Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women” in the Small Special Collections Library

“Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women,” is a 2020 Black History Month original exhibition on the 400-year redemptive odyssey of African-American womanhood, 1700s-2000s. From auction blocks to corporate boardrooms, this distinctive exhibition emphasizes the commonality of their praiseworthy lives and … Continue reading

UVA Today highlights Library project to Digitize Field Recordings of Traditional Folk Ballads

A featured article in UVA Today, “Digging into the Archives, UVA Library Brings Old Folksong Recordings to Light,” tells about a Library project to digitize 1930s field recordings of traditional Virginia ballad singers. The recordings, mostly of Appalachian singers, many … Continue reading

Library Resource “Caribbean Newspapers” chronicles History of the West Indies through most of the 18th and 19th Centuries

The Library online resource Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 features publications from 22 islands, covering 150 years of Caribbean history (most of the 18th and 19th centuries) in more than 140 fully searchable titles. These documents provide valuable insights into the islands’ … Continue reading

3 Cavaliers: Marginalia Project Uncovers “Ghosts” and Sheds Light on Past Readers

3 Cavaliers interviewed Andrew M. Stauffer, Caroline Janney, and Kristin H. Jensen, of the Book Traces Project. The project fosters: “Discovery of and research upon previously-unnoticed marginalia in 19th-century books on academic library shelves in Virginia; emphasis on reading and … Continue reading

Virginia Tech posts Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler’s Open Access Week talk 2019″

This week the Virginia Tech Library published “What’s the Big Deal? Global Trends and Movements Shaping Higher Ed,” a recorded talk by Brandon Butler, UVA Library Director of Information Policy. In the talk, given as part of Open Access Week … Continue reading

Therapy Dog Ruth dispenses calmness in Brown Library at Exam time

Since 2014, Mary Brackett, senior associate with UVA’s center for Organizational Excellence, has been teaming with her Australian Shepherd/Lab mix, Ruth, to relieve student stress in libraries at exam time. The word “ruth” is defined in the dictionary as — … Continue reading