Want a change of pace? Our hefty events schedule will put a spring in your step!

The Library hosts hundreds of events every year — movie nights, craft projects, introductions to research, programming classes, and much, much more. See a full list here, and check out some highlights below! Women in Technology Speaker Series Register to … Continue reading

Preserving Harmful Histories: Exploring the 1909 Time Capsule — A virtual event on Thursday, January 28

On March 15, 1909, a time capsule was placed in the base of a bronze statue on the grounds of Court Square in Albemarle County. The statue, known as “At Ready,” depicted a Confederate soldier, and the contents of the … Continue reading

Unearthed: Examining the contents of a 111 year old time capsule

– Guest post by UVA Library Special Collections Conservator Sue Donovan On September 12, 2020, the time capsule underneath the “At Ready”/“Johnny Reb” statue in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse came out of the ground after crews had carefully … Continue reading

UVA Today highlights Library project to Digitize Field Recordings of Traditional Folk Ballads

A featured article in UVA Today, “Digging into the Archives, UVA Library Brings Old Folksong Recordings to Light,” tells about a Library project to digitize 1930s field recordings of traditional Virginia ballad singers. The recordings, mostly of Appalachian singers, many … Continue reading

Fourth Year Library Student Employee Sarah Hesler Awarded Graduate Assistantship to Attend University of Maryland’s I-School

UVA Library student worker Sarah Hesler is off to the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) this fall to get her masters in library and information science. While there, she will serve as a Graduate Assistant in the Preservation Department of the … Continue reading

Library Receives Grant from LYRASIS for “Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis”

The following article was written by Kara McClurken, Director, Preservation Services, and posted on her behalf The University of Virginia Library is delighted to announce that we have received a Catalyst Fund grant from LYRASIS, a non-profit organization supporting access … Continue reading

Join the Library in Celebrating Preservation Week, April 22–28!

On April 18 the Library got a jump on Preservation Week (April 22–28) with an in-house demo of how to make iron gall ink—the most widely used ink from the middle ages to the early 20th century. UVA Book Conservator … Continue reading

Library Hosts Workshops for Endangered Data Week, February 26–March 1

The UVA Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week 2018 (February 26–March 2), a collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, (1) to shed light on public … Continue reading

Photos of Construction Enlarging the Ivy Stacks Off-Grounds Shelving & Retrieval Facility

The crane that rolled onto the Ivy Stacks construction site to lift huge concrete panels into place, doubling the capacity of the Library’s off-site shelving and retrieval unit, is gone. Now there’s enough space to temporarily house a large portion … Continue reading

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation coming in 2018

Our cultural heritage is in danger. Not only are digital files decaying, the software that was created to access older files is often out of print and in need of preservation. There are limits, however, to what institutions like UVA … Continue reading