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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

Tyler Walters, Ph.D.

Dean, University Libraries

Virginia Tech