Statement on Alderman and Clemons Collections

The following update on Alderman Collections was authored by Esther Onega, Senior Project Manager for Alderman Renovation, and John Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. (December 3, 2018) Many faculty and students are interested in knowing how the renovation … Continue reading

Why renovate Alderman Library? An answer in photos.

In this week of giving thanks, we’re appreciative of the many Library facilities that keep us studious, sheltered, employed, and entertained throughout the year. We’re also thankful to be talking about a renovation, however, because there are quite a few … Continue reading

Cutaway view of renovated Alderman shows vision for future Library

The renovated space includes flexible areas for individual and group study and research throughout the building, as well as new elevators, bathrooms, and stairwells, and all-new mechanical infrastructure. Basement The basement level contains mechanical rooms and building storage, as well … Continue reading

Schematic Design for renovated Alderman approved by BOV

The UVA Board of Visitors voted unanimously this week to approve the Schematic Design for a renovated Alderman Library. As outlined in the concept plans (presented in June), key features of the renovation include improved access to Library facilities through … Continue reading

Massive Alderman inventory project eases discovery of Library collections

Summer at the Library is always filled with a rich array of happenings, large and small. We’ve hosted high school interns, gotten a peek at the Library’s future, launched an open access publishing service, and had rich experiences alongside our … Continue reading

HBRA Architects and University Librarian present concept plans for Alderman Library renovation to BOV

Initial concept plans for the renovation of Alderman Library were presented to the UVA Board of Visitors (BOV) this week, providing the Board and the public with its first view of the proposed renovation of Alderman Library and nearby spaces. … Continue reading

Updates on Alderman Renovation and Clemons Library Improvements

In an effort to keep communication lines open during these early days of renovation planning, “mini-newsletters” like this one will be periodically posted here, on the Library’s News page, and are simultaneously being circulated as bookmarks with a portion of … Continue reading

Renovation Feedback Aids Architects in Planning 

In February, the Library circulated a survey to gather input from students, faculty, and Library patrons about the future of Alderman Library. Data collected through the survey, along with feedback from the eight in-person sessions with HBRA architects, will help … Continue reading

As Clemons Library Closes for the Summer, other Libraries Work to Lessen Impact

Clemons Library is closing this summer for an HVAC upgrade. The good news is that the Clemons collection will remain available. DVDs will stay in the building, protected from the heat and humidity by a stand-alone air conditioner and dehumidifier, … Continue reading

Alderman Inventory—Plans for Renovation are Making the Library a Better Place Today

While the bricks-and-mortar phase of Alderman renovation won’t be for a while yet, the necessity of relocating the stacks before the work starts has created an opportunity for a project that many library staffers have long wished for—finding books that … Continue reading