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IMAGINE Spring 2023

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Message from the dean

Tyler D. Walters standing in front of a bookshelf in his office.

Dear friends of the University Libraries,

As the academic year ends, we see students graduating prepared and excited about their futures. All of us have a hand in helping students get ready for the next step. Some of us may support scholarships or library initiatives, mentor and teach students, or provide student employment opportunities so students can pay rent or grocery bills while earning their degree. 

In this edition, along with stories about library accomplishments and new collections, you will meet a few of our student employees and learn about their experiences working for University Libraries. Library faculty and staff members are committed to our students’ success and give them opportunities to learn and grow while they provide essential services to patrons. Student employees learn by doing across our library system and gain skills that prepare them for graduation and their futures. We are proud of our outstanding students and pleased to share some of their stories. 

Thank you for your support and interest in University Libraries at Virginia Tech. Join us on social media @VTLibraries to stay connected and informed of the latest library news. 

Have a wonderful summer!

All the best,

Tyler D. Walters

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


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