Tag Archives: 5. International Librarians

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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Keith, our Librarian in South Africa

Our “Marooned Librarian” Hokie in South Africa has written an informative and delightful blog post about his experiences and work since his arrival May 2nd. Here’s an excerpt that will make you feel like you are there with him: It is approaching winter here and the daylight hours are short, but the weather has been […] Continue reading

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Letter from Kyrgyzstan: Anita Walz, Fulbright Scholar/Librarian

Fulbright Specialist serves as consultant in Open Education (OE) and Open Educational Resources (OER) Anita Walz, Virginia Tech’s Scholarly Communication Librarian for Copyright and Open Educational Resources, was  invited to serve as a Fulbright Specialist for two weeks at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She’s on her way home today! Anita worked […] 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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New Strategy Emerges to Expand Second Year of International Librarian Collaboration between Virginia Tech’s University Libraries and CPUT in South Africa

  We welcome Veliswa to America, Inga is heading for The Western Cape, and Angela, Keith, and Collin are working with South Africans online in a new virtual collaboration strategy. This brings total new research projects to 5 this year. Virginia Tech’s University Libraries is widening its collaboration with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology […] Continue reading

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University Libraries partner with VT’s TEAM Malawi in Mzuzu University (“Mzuni”) Library Initiative

TEAM Malawi is a multidisciplinary program with the theme “every activity can be mapped back to a Community Wellness model of healthcare that incorporates interests of … Technology–Education–Advocacy–Medicine [in] Malawi… Current partners include Engineering, Public Health, Education, Urban Affairs and Planning, Medical School, Small businesses, International NGOs…” The team has several education abroad service opportunities […] Continue reading

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Virginia Tech / Cape Peninsula University of Technology Exchange Program: Second Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals, Second Year Virginia Tech (VT) University Libraries and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Libraries Library Faculty and Staff Exchange Program Grants APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2016 Funding Period: Fall or Spring semesters, 2016/2017 academic year. Preference given to research projects in the months of November 2016 or February 2017 (in order to make use of the […] 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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