Some great reads for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

From Kara McClurken, Director of Preservation Services: One in five Americans lives with a disability. Friday, December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which the United Nations declared an annual observance in 1992. The day “aims to promote … Continue reading

What’s new in Virgo? Check out the latest updates

When the new Virgo Library catalog launched in summer of 2020 with improved search accuracy, it included the ability to limit results to “online” or “on shelf now,” and to organize and share bookmarked items and save searches. The latest … Continue reading

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

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

Welcome to Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month 2021!

¡Bienvenidxs! Bem-vindxs! September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and the Library wants to celebrate with you! Want to know which Hispanic and Latinx titles our Library colleagues are reading? Follow the conversation between Video Collections Librarian Leigh … 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

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

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