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

The Library has Standing Desks—Try One and Do Your Body a Favor

There are some new desks in UVA libraries that serve a purpose besides just providing a place for a computer. They’re adjustable and allow Library users to work either sitting or standing. The desks are the project of Joe Tidwell, … Continue reading

Browse Titles in Multiple Libraries on One Virtual Shelf!

One of the pleasures of walking through and browsing the Library’s stacks is finding that gem you didn’t know existed but ends up being the source you rely on most. Wouldn’t it be great if you could increase your chances … Continue reading

The Library Announces New Hires!

The Library is pleased to announce four new staff additions! Shane Lin has been hired as the Scholars’ Lab Senior Developer. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and History from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his … Continue reading

New! Library now offers Charging Lockers

By guest contributor Niedia Washington—Niedia is a high school junior and currently a User Experience Intern. Do you ever need to charge your phone, laptop, or other electronics, but don’t want to charge it in a random place where you … Continue reading

Virginia Magazine Examines Changes to the Role of the Library at UVA

In a feature article “Next Chapter,” Virginia Magazine looks at change in the library system at UVA that began with its founding in the Rotunda and continues today with the growth of digital media and the evolution of the way … Continue reading

Amanda Visconti and Brandon Walsh Join Library Staff in Scholars’ Lab

The Library welcomes Amanda Visconti and Brandon Walsh, who began on April 24 in the Scholars’ Lab—Amanda as Managing Director, and Brandon as head of the Lab’s Graduate Programs. Amanda will assist Director Alison Booth in developing the Lab’s activities … Continue reading