Welcome to the University of Virginia Library's curation of databases, journals, books, research guides, external sites, and streaming media that focuses on the study of populations striving for equity of opportunity and representation.
UVa Library works to build collections that are by, about, and for unheard and overlooked voices. We endeavor to focus not simply on “adding diversity” as a project but instead on equity of representation in collections as lasting, systemic change. We scrutinize existing library collections for disparity of equity and seek to bridge those gaps.
At the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, we acknowledge that the land where we learn and work is the ancestral homeland and traditional territory of the Monacan Indian Nation. We pay respect to their elders and knowledge keepers — past and present.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the enslaved Africans, enslaved laborers, and free Black laborers who built UVa, as well as their descendants.
Today we acknowledge the land, we acknowledge labor, traditions, and knowledge, and we acknowledge lives.