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The University Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

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Upcoming Events

  • Software Carpentry: R for Reproducible Research Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Nathaniel Porter
    Location: Online

    Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools for conducting reproducible research with data in R using the RStudio IDE interface. It can be taken alone, but is designed to be taken in combination with the Unix (5/16) and Git (5/17) modules.

    By the end of the workshop, learners will:

    • Navigate and manipulate data, R scripts, and output in the RStudio environment
    • Familiarize themselves with common data types, programming concepts and procedures in R
    • Practice creating functions, loops and conditionals to streamline and automate programs
    • Recognize key practices for annotating and documenting code
    • Identify and resolve errors independently
    • Identify options for self-directed and guided learning

    The workshop is open to anyone. You do not need any programming experience to participate but you will need access to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (

    For more information on our curriculum, visit

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • More than Books: An Overview of Services Available Through the University Libraries Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Online

    While you may associate the library with just being the place to go to for books and articles, did you know you can also check out high resolution digital cameras, audio recorders, a digital piano, and even an embroidery machine?  Or that the libraries can help you write a Data Management Plan (DMP) for your grant, provide a repository for your scholarly outputs, or help you take an idea all the way through to the prototype phase?   Or that the library also provides publishing services, assistance with citation managers, an Open Access Subvention Fund, and host a wide variety of workshops and events that go well beyond searching for information?  This session will discuss these and other services so you can learn more about how the University Libraries are more than just a place to access and use books and articles, but also a place to collaborate, innovate, create, and share.

    This session is sponsored by LabConnect: 

  • Archival Adventures Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Online

    It's time for an adventure! Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Make information accessible

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech furthers the university’s dedication to being a global land-grant institution and serving faculty, students, and societies across the globe. The University Libraries supports the creation and publication of scholarship that is freely accessible to all — regardless of geographical location.

Engage with digital content

Learning, creating, and collaborating in the digital world is increasingly complex. Through digital literacy initiatives, University Libraries seeks to empower our community of learners and researchers as they navigate and participate in digital environments.

Showcase your best work

The ePortfolio Initiative supports the University’s mission to showcase students’ ability to be both leaders in specific disciplines while also cultivating transdisciplinary interests and skills, digital literacy and career competencies, aspirational values, and engagement in experiential and communal learning.