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  • Matthew Swartz speaks on investigations of spatial experience on Mon Sept 29

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Newman Library multipurpose room, first floor
    Free and open to the public

    Matthew Swarts is a member of the Research Faculty in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. His formal education is in the field of architecture and cognition. His work focuses on the translation of human behavioral patterns and perceptions within real and virtual environments into computer models and simulations to better understand design decisions. He often develops custom hardware sensors, interactive systems, and software applications for capturing occupant behavior, testing human spatial perception in 3D virtual environments, running discrete-event and agent-based modeling and simulation, and performing spatial analysis in the intersections between building information modeling and geographic information systems.

    Sep 19, 2014
  • NLI workshop: NSF data management plan offered Mon Sept 29

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    9:30am - 10:20am
    1100 Torgersen
    Led by Andi Ogier
    Register for in-person session, online session

    This course will provide a quick overview of the data management plan requirements for NSF grant applications, including an example of a DMP and a brief walk-through of DMPTool.

    Sep 18, 2014
  • Ancestry Library Edition database on trial through Oct 17

    This database is on trial through October 17, 2014. Ancestry Library Edition is an academic version of ancestry.com. It provides genealogical records from the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. Please provide feedback on this database.>

    Sep 17, 2014
  • Open textbooks on display in Newman Library

    Students and faculty are invited to peruse a collection of open textbooks on display next to the reference desk on the second floor of Newman Library. Traditional textbooks tend to be very expensive, but open textbooks such as these from OpenStax College have several free online formats (the iBooks are $4.99) and are much cheaper in hardback form (the cost of printing, usually $30-$50). Students interested in reducing textbook costs can take pre-printed information from the display to give to their professors. More information is available in the OpenStax College textbook display FAQ. Our hard copy display should be around for a few weeks, or you can explore the books on the OpenStax website.

    Sep 16, 2014
  • Free webinars provide tutorials on databases

    The University Libraries subscribe to numerous databases that provide free webinars on using their search interfaces. These webinars can help you become a more efficient searcher or learn about new features of the database. See our list of upcoming webinars you can register for and view from the comfort of your own desk. 

    Sep 09, 2014
  • Students can apply for travel scholarships to OpenCon 2014 in DC by Sept 26

    Graduate and undergraduate students at Virginia Tech are encouraged to apply for one of two available travel scholarships to OpenCon 2014, the student and early career researcher conference on open access, open education, and open data to be held on November 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC. The scholarships cover travel expenses, lodging, and some meals. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student, and the other will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student.

    Sep 08, 2014
  • New materials for August 2014 posted

    New materials lists for items cataloged in August 2014, have been posted.

    Sep 01, 2014
  • Caribbean Newspapers database now on trial

    This database is on trial through Sept. 25, 2014. Caribbean Newspapers from Readex Newsbank provides full-text of  English, Spanish, French, and Danish language papers from across the Caribbean and Bermuda. 1718-1876.

    Aug 25, 2014
  • Tips for new students

    The University Libraries would like to welcome new students to Virginia Tech: freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students. We have a lot of services and resources to offer you during your career here at Virginia Tech. Here are some tips and frequently asked questions (and answers!) for new students.

    Aug 24, 2014
  • Faculty Week: updates on tools for promotion and tenure

    The library has several services to support faculty in the promotion and tenure process. Cited reference searching can help measure your research impact when preparing dossiers for promotion and tenure. We also have tools to determine high-impact journals in which to publish.

    Aug 24, 2014
  • Faculty Week: How to arrange library instruction sessions

    The Virginia Tech Libraries is looking forward again to working with students on using our wealth of collections, resources, and services for their assignments and research projects. It's easy for instructors to set up sessions where college or instruction librarians can provide instruction tailored to these assignments and projects.

    Aug 23, 2014
  • Faculty week: Designing library research assignments

    Designing library research assignments for undergraduates can be a complex process. Many instructors make assumptions about their students: experience in doing research projects in high school or freshman year, familiarity in using online search tools, knowledge of potential sources like newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, and an understanding of how knowledge is organized. Instead, students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and may have had little or no exposure to the research process.

    Aug 22, 2014



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Mon-Thu: open 24 hours*
Fri: close 8:00pm
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