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Upcoming Events

  • Holograms Everywhere!: Making Unity Applications for HoloLens 2 Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Alex Krasner
    Location: Online

    Interested in creating applications for AR headsets but don't know where to start? Attend this workshop to learn the basics of developing for the Microsoft HoloLens 2 in Unity! Disclaimer: this workshop will be simultaneously streamed on the Virgina Tech University Libraries Studios Twitch and Zoom. Audio and video of Zoom participants will not be shown on Twitch.

    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.

  • Coded Bias: Virtual Film Screening & Filmmaker Q&A Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Online

    Register here: https://forms.gle/VBfNb3yF6RfDXhUA6

    Coded Bias, a documentary by filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. The film challenges us to consider two key questions: What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender? For more information, go to: https://www.codedbias.com/

    Please join VT Engage and the University Libraries for a virtual screening of the film on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30pm and a virtual discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30pm. All are welcome!

    Space is limited, so sign up to reserve your spot! You will receive a reminder email with the Zoom link prior to each session of this two-part event.

    Have questions or a request for accommodations? Please contact Kirsten Dean at kirstend@vt.edu.

  • Declutter Your Digital Life Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: Ana Corral, Kirsten Dean & Kelsey Hammer
    Location: Online

    Like it or not, organization is a key part of academic success. Save time and reduce stress by developing a plan to organize your digital stuff, from class assignments to family photos.

    Learning Outcomes:
    Apply organizational principles to data/information/media
    Create a plan to preserve, maintain, and sunset data/information/media

     

    Register here via our Student Success Center partners

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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.