Experience unique vibe of the Music Library in Old Cabell Hall!

Guest post by UVA Librarian for Music & the Performing Arts Amy Hunsaker The Music Library has been described as a fishbowl, with its Byzantine-inspired blue carpet squares and arched ceilings. It is very quiet there, except for music that … Continue reading

Library Express On-Grounds (LEO) delivers material to faculty and grad students

I have never been at an institution that compares to UVA with such great library support! – UVA professor I sang your praises in the acknowledgments section of my last book. It was a pleasure to recognize your great service. … Continue reading

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and extends through October 15 2021, taking in the bicentennial independence anniversaries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, and Chile, and Mexico’s Día de la Raza (Race Day) on … Continue reading

Browse library stacks from home with Virgo’s virtual shelf browse feature!

One of the joys of browsing the Library stacks is when you come across that unexpected discovery, when you walk in looking for one book and find others in the same area that end up being critical to your research. … Continue reading

The beginnings of Jim Crow America in the database “African Americans and Jim Crow”

With the database “African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883-1922” the Library offers access to the burst of African American literary creativity that followed victory over the Southern Confederacy and slavery. Many of the works produced by the … Continue reading

Celebrate Disability Pride month! Visit “Disability in the Modern World”

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 — now recognized as National Disability Independence Day, making July Disability Pride Month. Celebrate the passage of the landmark ADA and learn about the Disability Rights … Continue reading

Bang! Crash! Kapow! Splat! Thud! Whoosh! Zap! It’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month!

Your Librarian for African American and African Studies, Katrina Spencer, loves graphic novels and comics. So, in keeping with July as Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, she has selected a few titles from a wealth of illustrious (and illustrated!) … Continue reading

The SNCC Digital Gateway: Civil rights history translated into action today

The Library now offers access to the SNCC Digital Gateway, about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee — the only national civil rights organization of the 1960s led by young people! Members appearing on this site who were involved in SNCC … Continue reading

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