Alderman Inventory—Plans for Renovation are Making the Library a Better Place Today

While the bricks-and-mortar phase of Alderman renovation won’t be for a while yet, the necessity of relocating the stacks before the work starts has created an opportunity for a project that many library staffers have long wished for—finding books that … Continue reading

Clemons Library will Continue Service during Summer Closure

UPDATE: Fine Arts video reserves will be available for viewing during the summer 2018 session at the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library. For all library users: anyone who’s interested in using streaming video as an alternative to physical media may … Continue reading

Clemons Library Circulates Toys as well as Books!

Clemons Library now has toys that people with young children can check out for two weeks at a time. According to a Cavalier Daily article, fourth year students David Birkenthal and Madison Lewis secured a grant from the Office of … Continue reading

New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

The Library Adds Video Titles from Charlottesville Icon—Sneak Reviews

Longtime Charlottesville residents may remember Sneak Reviews, an eclectic video rental store on Ivy Road that for two decades specialized in hard-to-find and Indie material. When the store closed in 2015, Library A/V selector Matt Ball was already involved in … 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

The Library presents “Black (Contemporary) History Month: Eyes on Activism”

Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.—Martin Luther King, Jr. February is Black History Month and the Library is using this year’s celebration to … Continue reading

Curator Molly Schwartzburg Discusses Opening “100 Objects” Exhibition as History Erupts On-Grounds

In a Washington Post article about the Library’s bicentennial exhibition, “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects,” Special Collections curator Molly Schwartzburg talks about the challenges of delving into UVA’s past 200 years at a time when white supremacists were … Continue reading

The Library Welcomes New Staff Members!

The Library is pleased to announce four new staff additions! Zoe LeBlanc will join the Scholars’ Lab research and development team on October 2. She’s currently ABD in history at Vanderbilt University and holds an M.A. from Vanderbilt and a … Continue reading