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

Congratulations to first recipients of Affordability and Access grants!

From Judith Thomas, Director of Faculty Programs: The Library would like to announce the first faculty cohort of the Affordability and Equity program. This program, sponsored by the Jefferson Trust and offered by the University of Virginia Library, provides support to faculty who … Continue reading

Affordability and Equity:  A program promoting the use of Open Educational Resources 

UPDATE: Deadline extended from 1/7 to 1/14 because of weather-related power outages in the Charlottesville area.  From Judith Thomas, Director of Faculty Programs: The Affordability and Equity grant program, sponsored by the Jefferson Trust and offered by the University of … Continue reading

LYRASIS grant to fund exploration of wayfinding technology

The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund has granted $19,223 to a Library team for “Open LiDAR for Accessibility Community & Schema Development.” The project will utilize the Library team’s expertise to explore apps designed for 3D scanning and robotics, and take advantage … Continue reading

UVA Arts Council grant will help revive popular performance series in the Music Library

In 2014, then-UVA Music Librarian Matthew Vest started a program, “Making Noise in the Music Library,” that provided a new venue for guest performers, including student groups and others who might not otherwise have a space to share their creative … Continue reading

“Federated Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education II” awarded a $1,175,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

By law, any material required for the education of a disabled student must be made accessible for them in a timely manner. In the United States, the legal obligation to provide accessible learning materials falls on individual educational institutions, and … Continue reading

UVA Parents Fund grant will support Clemons Library space redesign

With support from the UVA Parents Fund, staff from the UVA Library’s Teaching and Learning team will create a new outreach space in Clemons that will focus on student art and multimedia work, boost the library’s popular reading collection, and … Continue reading

For faculty: Applications now open for Course Enrichment Grants and Research Sprints

Course Enrichment Grants and Research Sprint applications are now open to UVA faculty. Research Sprints offer faculty the opportunity to partner with a team of expert librarians on a specific project or component of a broader project. The intention is … Continue reading