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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • Ethereal Worldbuilding Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online

    In this weekly live streamed event, join Jonathan Bradley as he works on rebuilding the University Libraries' VR Sculpture Garden in Babylon.js. Come chat with him as he answers questions about WebXR, VR, coding, web development, and more, all while coding and testing the sculpture garden live on screen. Recordings of the events will be provided afterward on the Libaries' Youtube page.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Introduction to Research Data Management Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Petters
    Location: Online

    You're about to collect or already have data for your research project...now what? How do you manage it? What do you name the files? How do you share it? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more in this session, which will present an introduction to research data management, including the following topics: 

    • Data management planning

    • File naming conventions/organization

    • Backing-up research data

    • Documentation (metadata)

    • Data sharing

    • Data security 

    • How the library can help 

    This session will be offered live via Zoom and will be recorded and sent out afterwards to all who register. While we encourage attendance during the live virtual session so that you can interact with the instructor and ask questions, you're welcome to sign up for the session to receive the recording of it afterwards even if you can't attend it live. 

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email lisab5@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Social and Behavioral Sciences Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm
    Location: Online

    You’ve been assigned to write a literature review in the social sciences...but how do you get started? What kinds of literature reviews are there? Where should you search? How do you know what search terms to use? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this interactive workshop. By the end of this session, you’ll be able to 

    • Identify different types of literature reviews

    • Find relevant databases

    • Create effective search terms

    This workshop will focus on research in the social and behavioral sciences, such as education, communication, human development, psychology, and sociology. 

    This session will be offered live via Zoom and will be recorded and sent out afterwards to all who register. While we encourage attendance during the live virtual session so that you can interact with the instructor and ask questions, you're welcome to sign up for the session to receive the recording of it afterwards even if you can't attend it live. 

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email lisab5@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Initiatives

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.