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IMAGINE (Fall/Winter 2021)

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A message from the dean

Dean Tyler Walters standing outside at the drillfield.

Dear friends of the University Libraries,

This fall, students were back on campus for in-person classes and the University Libraries was buzzing with activity. We are energized by the work being done in our studios, laboratories, study and collaboration spaces, and with our physical and digital information resources.

Throughout these pages, you will find stories about our new prototyping studio that opened on the fourth floor of Newman Library, an incredible collection of food history used by culinary professionals, scholars and recreational foodies alike, and the library’s initiatives to make Virginia Tech research data and scholarship freely available to everyone with an internet connection.

It is an exciting time to be a Hokie. I invite you to take some time over the holidays to flip through these pages and learn more about your research library at Virginia Tech. Also, join us on social media @VTLibraries and stay connected.

All the best,

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

  Let's celebrate!

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education awarded the University Libraries’ IMAGINE Magazine a gold Circle of Excellence Award in June 2021. Winners were selected based on several factors, including overall quality, innovation, use of resources, and the impact on the institution or its external and internal communities, such as alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff. 

“We were pleased and very proud that IMAGINE: The University Libraries at Virginia Tech Magazine was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education,” said Ann Brown, director of strategic communications at University Libraries. “We have a small strategic communications team, and the bi-annual magazine is an important communication to our Virginia Tech community, library supporters, and library colleagues across the country and beyond. In addition to positive feedback from our readers, it’s really special to be recognized by advancement communications peers across the country.”

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Managing Editor/Writer Ann Brown | Art Director/Graphic Designer   Trevor Finney | Editor/Writer Elise Monsour Puckett | Graphic Design Assistants Juliette Good ’23 and Hayley Stout ’22 | Contributors Lisa Becksford, Ellie Kohler, and Jack Micallef ’24

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