Join the Library Council and make the Library an even Better Place

The upcoming Alderman Library renovation means there’s never been a better time to join the UVA Library Council and have a say in the Library’s future. The UVA Library Council invites all under-grads to an interest meeting on November 14 … Continue reading

Stories That Need Telling—Library’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon “Surfaces” Black Life in Charlottesville

Would you like to learn to edit Wikipedia and tell the world more about Charlottesville’s African-American community at the same time? Then register and come to the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library on Friday, November … Continue reading

UVA Today features article on Library Understanding Difference Initiative

UVA Today is featuring an article about the Library’s efforts to foster greater appreciation for the differences that exist between members of its staff, not only difference between ethnic cultures, but between religious faiths, between younger and older workers, between … Continue reading

Going Back to Go Forward—Jacqueline Battalora Explores Significance of the term “White People”

Why does a former Chicago cop think it’s important to know that the term “white people” didn’t exist in America as a matter of law until 1681? What social and economic forces in colonial America invented a category of human … Continue reading

Bibliographical Society of UVA Announces Battestin Fellowships for Grad Student Summer Research

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased to announce its seventh round of Battestin Fellowships, a program of summer fellowships in bibliographical and textual studies, named in honor of Martin Battestin, former Professor of English at UVA, … Continue reading

UVA Today Article Highlights Library Collaboration with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

An article in UVA Today offers additional details about the Library’s efforts announced here to enhance the visibility of The HistoryMakers—the largest digital archive of oral African-American history in existence. The project, funded by a new $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

“A Summer in the Life of our City”—Photo Essay by Eze Amos in the C-ville Weekly

Anybody who’s seen photos taken by the Library’s Digital Production Technical Lead Eze Amos knows what a talented photographer he is. His work is regularly featured in C-ville Weekly and Edible Blue Ridge, and his images have been published by the … Continue reading

HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tools to Copyrighted Materials

Since 2011 the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has been developing tools to promote “non-consumptive research” of its 4 billion pages of public domain material—University Librarian John Unsworth has long been a practitioner of text-mining. As a member of the HTRC … Continue reading

Emancipation in History and Memory: UVA Library Commemorates the Era of Emancipation

Beginning September 28, the Library will join with the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the John L. Nau … Continue reading

The Library is Now Streaming Theater Productions of Shakespeare from the Globe in London!

Thanks to the late actor and director Sam Wannamaker whose Globe Trust oversaw construction of an authentic Elizabethan playhouse across the road from the site of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, audiences don’t have to time-travel 4 centuries to see Shakespeare’s … Continue reading