Celebrate Pride in June and all year round!

All year round, but especially in June, we celebrate members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning communities and remember and honor the lives of people who have advanced their human rights. Your Librarian for African American and African … Continue reading

Library Graffiti: Drawing Without an Eraser

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! Most of the 1.7 million print titles that were taken out of the main library to make way for renovation … Continue reading

Preserving the Library’s Record of Itself

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! To doctoral students Neal Curtis and Samuel Lemley, the millions of index cards housed in 40 massive wooden cabinets on … Continue reading

Lost & found: Renovation unearths unexpected discovery

For one final week, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more. This week’s theme centers around looking inward as we move onward. Happy New Year, all!  Early in February … Continue reading

Multi-Year McGregor Digitization Project Concludes

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! A Library project to digitize the rarest and most significant titles from the renowned 20,000-volume Tracy W. McGregor Library of … Continue reading

Challenging structural racism in collections

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! This week’s theme involves addressing systemic racism in Library collections.  Words matter: Challenging bias & structural racism Librarians, archivists, and … Continue reading

Week long celebration of Liberation and Freedom / Nau Civil War History Collection

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! On March 3, 1865, Union troops arrived in Charlottesville and began a process that eventually liberated over 14,000 enslaved residents … Continue reading

“The past is not done with us yet” – Juneteenth in the 21st century

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all enslaved people in states that had seceded … Continue reading

On these Grounds

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more!  The University of Virginia is beginning work on a major digital initiative to create a common, shared approach to describing … Continue reading