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University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters
University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters

Welcome to the University Libraries at Virginia Tech!

As Virginia Tech continues its work as a global land-grant university, the University Libraries contributes to that mission by providing the resources, expertise, and innovation needed to be an enabling partner in the creation, curation, and communication of data, scholarship, and other information resources used to create new knowledge. 

Contemporary research in many disciplines is computational and incorporates the bringing together of digital media and analytical tools to improve processes and outcomes. Researcher training and skills development are of cardinal concern in this emerging paradigm and are embedded increasingly in scholarly activities. 

The University Libraries’ strategic plan, 2020-25 is focused on this perspective in support of the university achieving its strategic goals. It charts our continued course to be more than an information resource provider, but a partner in the research and academic enterprises of our university. 

I invite you to explore this site and connect with us as we share the university’s mission of pushing “the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers.”


Tyler Walters, Ph.D.
Dean, University Libraries, and Professor
Virginia Tech