University Librarian John Unsworth one of the speakers in Festival of the Book events at Harrison/Small

The Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library plays host to several events in the 25th Anniversary of the Virginia Festival of the Book. Among other speakers at events in Harrison-Small this year, University Librarian John Unsworth will give a … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive offers Fellowship opportunities for Faculty & Students

As part of a two-year $1,000,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is funding three fellowships—one in academic research, another in digital humanities, and a third in creative study. University Librarian John Unsworth is leading the effort to … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements will feature one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. Today, … Continue reading

The Library Celebrates Black History with Song, Images, and Digital History

This year, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with concerts, exhibitions, and The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Please come to all the events if you can, and please view the events calendar of the Office of African-American Affairs for more … Continue reading

Join the UVA Library Council & make the Library an even Better Place

The Library invites all undergrads to register and come to an interest meeting of the UVA Library Student Council on January 29th at 6:00 p.m. in Clemons 407. Change is coming to Alderman Library in the next few years, and with … Continue reading

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

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

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

UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a … 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