While you were away—what’s new in the Library for Fall 2019

More than usual is new in the Library at the beginning of this fall semester, now that Alderman Library is on the verge of being transformed into a beautiful, safe, and more functional space. BOOKS ARE MOVING Before construction can … Continue reading

Library awards Skanska with construction management contract for Alderman Renovation

Skanska (https://www.usa.skanska.com/) was awarded the construction management contract for the Alderman Renovation Project on June 7, 2019.  Skanska has experience with library and higher education building projects, and they are currently managing the UVA hospital expansion.  HBRA, our architect for the … Continue reading

Student work deepens our understanding of Library use

This fall, Anthropology professor Ira Bashkow’s “How to do Ethnographic Research” course took a deep dive toward helping us understand Library use and, in particular, use of digital resources for reading and research. Students worked in partnership with Library subject … Continue reading

Alderman Renovation takes steps forward in state legislature

Update from John Unsworth, University Librarian & Dean of Libraries:  It is budget season in Richmond, and over the last couple of days the funding for the Alderman renovation has taken some significant steps forward. Below are links to the legislative … Continue reading

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 Main Library Shows Vision for Future

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 Mechanical rooms and building storage will be located on the basement … 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