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IMAGINE Fall 2023

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Message from the dean

Tyler D. Walters standing in front of student work area in Newman Library
Tyler Walters in Newman Library's second floor commons.

Dear friends of the University Libraries,

As the fall semester ends and the New Year approaches, it’s time to reflect on our successful year at University Libraries. In this edition of Imagine magazine, you will see examples of library achievements that helped Virginia Tech in its global land-grant mission.

Our success is a result of efforts by library employees who imagine and accomplish creative solutions to share Virginia Tech’s research and expertise with the world, assist in Virginia Tech faculty and student success, and support projects that make a difference in our communities.

Friends and supporters of University Libraries are partners in this success. Private dollars help fund student employee positions, purchase supplies for our maker studios, help preserve the past for future scholarship and research, and support the creation and publication of freely available textbooks and other learning resources.

Thank you for being a friend of the University Libraries.

I wish you and yours the best this holiday season. Cheers to the New Year and another successful year in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech!

All the best,

Tyler D. Walters

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


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