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

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Upcoming Events

  • Fundamentals of Data Visualization Design with Adobe Illustrator Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
    Presenter: Kelsey Hammer & Michael Stamper
    Location: Torgersen 3310
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Ever wanted to create an infographic? Recreate a chart from a previous project that just doesn't quite work anymore? Or design a graphic that can be used for multiple publications and formats? Adobe Illustrator is a powerful design tool that with a little practice can take your designs to the next level. Start with the fundamentals including setting up a project, navigating the interface, and basic design tools. Along the way, we'll also introduce basic Illustrator and design terminology and principles. This session is a great start if you have never used Illustrator or Adobe products.

  • Publish Your Collection with Omeka: A Five Part Workshop Series Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
    Presenter: Corinne Guimont & Tyechia Thompson
    Location: Athenaeum (Newman 124)
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    In this five week hands on workshop series, we will introduce the steps and processes of publishing an online collection using Omeka. These steps include identifying and organizing your materials, setting up your site, and building your Omeka site. You will be required to bring your own collection of digital materials. At the end of this workshop series, you will have a completed project, and we will provide a reception for you to present your publication. Participants should attend all sessions, as each session will build on the prior one towards completing their digital collection on Omeka. 

  • Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Social and Behavioral Sciences Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Lisa Becksford
    Location: Newman 207A, Online
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    You’ve been assigned to write a literature review...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

    Students will have time to practice searching on their own, with a librarian available to help. 

    This workshop will focus on research in the social and behavioral sciences, such as education, communication, human development, psychology, and sociology. Other discipline-specific workshops will be offered; see Laptops will be available for students to use, although it’s recommended that students bring their own. 

    Can’t attend in person? The workshop will be live-streamed and recorded via Zoom. To sign up for the Zoom session, click here. If you sign up for the Zoom session, you do not need to register here. 


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.