Our Organization

Acquisitions Staff Directory

The Acquisitions Team acquires materials from around the world to support the educational and research mission at the University of Virginia.


Area Contact

Tim Morton 434.924.4341

Arts and Media Services Staff Directory

Arts & Media Services includes the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, the Music Library, Clemons Library and the Digital Media Lab. Providing dedicated subject support for the fine and performing arts, architecture, classical archeology and media studies, AMS also serves the entire University community with a wide range of media creation and production services to enable innovative teaching, learning and research. This department is also the home of a student services initiative to address the learning needs of undergraduates through the coordinated planning of services, spaces and collections.

Area Contact

Judith Thomas 434.924.8814

Content Management Services Staff Directory

Content Management Services comprises three units which are responsible for stewarding library resources throughout their lifecycle. Acquisitions Services acquires materials from around the world in all formats to support U.Va.’s educational and research mission. Cataloging and Metadata Services provides timely and accurate access to these materials. Preservation Services improves the physical condition of the Library’s collections in order to maximize their life expectancy and utility for current and future users of the U.Va. Library.


Area Contact

Jane Penner 434.924.7791

Digital Curation Services Staff Directory

This department includes Digitization Services, which is responsible for digitizing the Library’s rare and unique holdings. We also markup text in both TEI.XML as well as EAD.XML.  Digital Stewardship Services is another part of digital curation and works on the digital preservation, longevity, and functionality of our digital content. Between these two areas, we are responsible for the full life cycle of the digital object.

Digital Research and Scholarship Staff Directory

This department includes digital scholarship consultants and specialists in the Scholars’ Lab, a research-and-development team for innovative tools and collaborations, and the Scholarly Communication Institute, a Mellon-funded think-tank and project incubator. We also hold talks and workshops, sponsor a competitive program for Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities, and run the Library’s new Praxis Program.

Humanities and Social Sciences Services Staff Directory

This department works with the academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences that are primarily served by Alderman Library. Its librarians provide research assistance, select materials, liaise with each academic department, and give instruction in use of the Library. Through its collections and reference services, HumSoc supports the information needs of patrons from the University, the Charlottesville community, and beyond.

Area Contact

Barbie Selby 434.982.2677

Interlibrary Services Staff Directory

The Interlibrary Services Department supports University constituents by borrowing and lending materials from libraries all over the world through Interlibrary Loan; delivering materials to faculty via LEO, the on-Grounds delivery service; scanning materials for inclusion on UVaCollab sites; and maintaining the Library’s off-site storage facility, Ivy Stacks.

Area Contact

Paul Rittelmeyer 434.243.2282

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Library Administration Staff Directory

Library Administration includes University Librarian Martha Sites, and other positions charged with administrative oversight of the University Library system. Offices are located in Alderman Library, 5th floor, east side.

Area Contact

Martha Sites, University Librarian 434.924.7849

Metadata Management Services Staff Directory

Metadata Management Services provides access to library managed content and consults on issues  related to information organization, both in general  and for specific standards, with colleagues throughout the University.

Area Contact

Jennifer Roper 434-982-2854

Organizational Development and Administrative Services Staff Directory

Organizational Development and Administrative Services comprises three departments: Financial Services, Library Human Resources, and Facilities Management. The staff of these three departments provide guidance and essential services in support of the mission and priorities of the University Library.

Area Contact

Al Sapienza 434.243.8636

Preservation Services Staff Directory

Preservation Services supports the teaching and research programs of the University of Virginia by maintaining access to and improving the physical condition of the U.Va. Library’s collections. The ultimate goal is to maximize the life expectancy and utility of the collections for current and future users of the U.Va. Library. Visit the Preservation Services blog for more information, plus presentations, reports, and advice on caring for your personal collections. Learn about working with special collection materials via the University Conservator’s blog At The Bench.

Science, Engineering and Education Services Staff Directory

The Science, Engineering, and Education clusters consists of the libraries serving the science precinct, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Curry School of Education.  These specialized libraries are closely tied to the units they serve and are frequently co-located.  The Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library is the largest of the libraries in the cluster and is a highly used space for student study and group work, in addition to housing the collections that support the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Environmental Sciences and general science.


Area Contact

Esther Onega 434.924.1011

Special Collections Staff Directory

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more. Collections are particularly strong in American and British literature, the history of Virginia and the southeastern United States, the history and archives of the University of Virginia, sporting books and manuscripts, World War I, bibliography and book arts (including fine press books, pop-up books, and typography).

Strategic Assessment Services Staff Directory

Strategic Assessment Services contributes to the success of the University Library through the collection, assessment, and analysis of data and services for Library users and Library leadership.

Area Contact

Donna Tolson 434.982.2957