Tag Archives: 3. International Events

Dr Lorena Barba Speaks from the Heart

Dr. Barba visited Virginia Tech last October, 2017, for a series of 3 speaking events. This post is about the third event. “Gender and Diversity in Engineering” Student Feedback Forwarded from Susan Arnold-Christian, Associate Director – Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity at Virginia Tech, College of Engineering Lorena’s third event was not only […] Continue reading

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IFLA 2017 Serials and Other Continuing Resources (SOCRS) Section Report

(Photograph above) Presenters at the SOCRS program are (left to right): Ming-Yueh Tsay (Graduate Institute of Library, Information and Archival Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China), Robin Kear (University of Pittsburgh, United States), Stacy Konkiel (Altmetric LLP, United States), Shima Moradi (National Research Institute for Science Policy, Iran, Islamic Republic of), Afsaneh Teymourikhani […] Continue reading

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Veliswa Tshetsha, VT’s second visiting South African librarian scholar, hosted by Research & Informatics / Scholarly Communication Department

Ms. Veliswa Tshetsha, Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa, presented on South Africa on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the MuntiPurpose Room. Her presentation began with discussion of the eleven official languages, the South African freedom movement, public holidays, and heritage sites that were established as a […] Continue reading

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IFLA in America: Friendly Columbus, Ohio

(Photo above) Presenters at the Serials and other Continuing Resources program are (left to right) Sofie Wennström, Stockholm University Library; Anjana H. Bhatt, Florida Gulf Coast University; Clément Oury, ISSN International Centre; Gayle R.Y.C. Chan, University of Hong Kong Libraries; and Gaëlle Béquet, ISSN International Centre. IFLA 2016 Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section Report: Program […] Continue reading

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Samantha Winn presents in Spanish at the “Itinerant Archivists” Project in Ecuador

“Behind me is Quito’s historic center down Calle Garcia Moreno,” Sam writes, pictured above on the Quito city tour bus. “Far in the distance behind me is El Panecillo where the massive Virgen de Quito statue stands.” Sam is the second recipient of the University Libraries’ International Travel Supplementary Fund Sam was a participant of the pilot program for the […] Continue reading

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LANDSCAPES OF CHINA: VT in China 2016 travels across China to far-flung vineyards, studies business, language, and culture

University Libraries invites Dept. of Geography and Pamplin College of Business to team up to tackle the academic challenges at VT’s elite Chinese strategic partner of five years, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, for Education Abroad in Summer I, 2016   The next info sessions are this coming Wednesday, November 18, […] Continue reading

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Anita Walz, first recipient of the University Libraries International Travel Supplemental Funding, attends Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver, BC Canada

Eight-Steps to Successful Change as applied to Open Initiatives Anita presented on her “adaptation of John Kotter’s Eight-Steps to Successful Change as applied to Open Initiatives. (This was based on “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail” HBR March/April 1995, and Kotter’s subsequent book Leading Change.) It was helpful to talk about application of each step […] Continue reading

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Opening Knowledge to Global Communities

Life Science and Scholarly Communication Librarian Virginia “Ginny” Pannabecker presents Open Educational Resources (OER) poster at VT’s 2015 Advancing Diversity Workshop The twelfth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop was held on Monday, January 12, 2015, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. A large contingent of VT University Librarians attended, […] Continue reading

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South Africa Exchange Funding: Guidelines, Application Form, and Areas of Strength

Call for Proposals Virginia Tech (VT) University Libraries and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Libraries Library Faculty and Staff Exchange Programme Grants APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 9, 2015 Funding Period:  February 1– June 1, 2015 Introduction and background The VT and CPUT libraries are providing funding to sustain and strengthen our international partnership. Having […] Continue reading

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Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development, launched August 18, 2014 at the World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France

Transformational declaration from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2014 World Library and Information Congress in Lyon The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development “aims to positively influence the United Nations post-2015 development agenda… The framework will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and set the agenda for development for the(…) Continue reading

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