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A message from the dean

Tyler D. Walters in his office. Photo by Trevor Finney.

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure I share with you the fall/winter edition of the University Libraries magazine. As we all look forward to the holiday season, we bring the university’s sesquicentennial celebration to a close. This magazine highlights the contributions the library has made during the celebration and throughout the last 150 years. 

From students studying in the “Old Library,” as pictured on the cover, to students pushing boundaries in virtual environments research using our studio’s volumetric capture technology, University Libraries has evolved as the university and its needs for new information and technology resources evolved.  All of these resources are maximized thanks to the expertise of our library faculty, staff, and supporters. 

I invite you to take a few minutes during the hustle and bustle of the holidays and learn about the most recent innovative projects and scholarship highlighted here. All of these are made possible through the knowledge and expertise of our library faculty and staff and their collaborations and partnerships with fellow Hokies across campus and beyond.

Thank you for being a friend of the University Libraries. Cheers to 150 more years of Hokie innovation, creativity, and scholarship!

All my best,

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

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A man in a formal suit and bow tie stands at the bottom of a marble staircase overlooking a nearly completed, large, and empty library floor.
Second floor of Newman Library after construction in 1953. Photo courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives.

Managing Editor/Writer Ann Brown | Art Director/Graphic Designer Trevor Finney | Editor/Writer Elise Monsour Puckett | Photographer/Videographer Chase Parker | Graphic Design Assistants Juliette Good ’23 and Will Jones ’23 | Photography Assistant Jack Micallef ’24 | Contributors Lisa Becksford, Dave Guerin, Kelsey Hammer, Ellie Kohler, Mark Owczarski, Jimmy Robertson, Laurie Stacy, Melissa Vidmar

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