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Patient safety expert presentation on Oct. 18 marks 10 years service by Community Health Education Center

October 17, 2012 — Patient and aviation expert John J. Nance takes on a sensitive topic in medicine: mistakes. Nance will give a lecture on "Why Hospitals Should Fly" at the Kontos Medical Sciences Building Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. The lecture celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Community Health Education Center, the only consumer health library of its kind in Virginia. Please register online.  Full article »

Oct. 29 Workshop: Arts and humanities resources for graduate students

October 22, 2012 — New to graduate school? Short on time to search for the best online resources to find scholarly sources, images, and dissertations? This workshop will provide information on good places to start your research, tools to manage your citations, tips on how electronic resources work at VCU and suggestions for how to use free online resources like Google Books.  Full article »

Exhibition: The toll of the Civil War

October 22, 2012 — A new exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation. "Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War," a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, will be in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room from Oct. 22 to Dec. 1.   Full article »

Open Access Week: Oct. 22-26

October 22, 2012 — VCU Libraries joins scholarly colleagues globally in marking Open Access Week, Oct. 22 - 26. This international observance promotes free access to academic research. It encourages academic publishers to make research available online for free, increasing its reach for students, researchers and the public.  Full article »

Unseen Richmond topic of book launch talk for "From a Richmond Streetcar"

October 23, 2012 — The publication of author Kitty Snow's book featuring rare photographs of Richmond will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 30 at a free and open to the public event in Special Collections and Archives, fourth floor, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU, 901 Park Ave.  Full article »

Health sciences library celebrates 80 years on 12th Street

October 24, 2012 — Eighty years ago in September, 1932 students entered the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences for the first time. Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences will mark 80 years at 509 North 12th Street at a drop-in birthday party Tuesday, Oct. 30, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Full article »

VCU Libraries live with new-generation technological platform

October 24, 2012 — VCU Libraries is now live with a unified resource management system and stands at the forefront of libraries worldwide in adopting the next generation of library technologies.  Full article »

The Next Generation: Library catalog evolves, moves to the cloud

October 24, 2012 — Beginning Oct. 24, the VCU Libraries' systems professionals began the transition to retire the old catalog, parts of which will persist until all the components can be migrated later this year. The new software searches VCU Libraries' collections as well as millions of journals and other resources. It uses unique features such as global data mining to recommend scholarly resources based upon search results.   Full article »

Service Awards 2012 for libraries' employees

October 31, 2013 — Many VCU Libraries employees were recognized in October when Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Health System recognized employees for their dedicated years of commitment at the 41st annual Service Awards receptions.  Full article »

Nov. 8: VCU Cabell First Novelist recipient speaks and takes questions

November 1, 2012 — Justin Torres will be honored on campus as the 2012 recipient of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year. His winning book, "We the Animals," is a powerful coming-of-age novel about three brothers growing up with the chaotic and destructive love of their working-class parents.  Full article »

New "chat" service fields research questions in real time

November 6, 2012 — Having trouble locating articles for your research project? Not sure how to focus your search? Wondering about library hours and services? Now, you can get help in real time no matter where you are--at home or at lunch, in the campus connector bus or on the quiet floor at Cabell with your backpack, laptop and notes scattered around you.  Full article »

VCU Libraries' collections tied to annual symposium on architecture and decorative arts

November 15, 2012 — Nov. 16 marks the 20th year for an annual conference organized by Charles E. Brownell, Ph.D., the head of VCU's Architectural History Program. Traditions IV: 20th Symposium on Architecture and Decorative Arts was scheduled to take place at the Virginia Historical Society.  Full article »

Collaborative course showcases innovative student work in 'Portrait as Community' through Dec. 9 at Anderson Gallery

November 26, 2013 — A collection of student multimedia projects documenting communities in and around Richmond runs Nov. 30 - Dec. 9 at Anderson Gallery. "Portrait as Community" is the culmination of a special course inspired by Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a project organized by the Anderson Gallery with South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa and American Studies scholar Laura Browder. Full article »

President Emeritus Trani lectures on his new book Dec. 12

December 12, 2012 — Eugene P. Trani, president emeritus and university distinguished professor will speak about his new book, "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: Harrison Salisbury and The New York Times" on Wednesday, Dec.  12. The book details the political times and career of the influential, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was the Times' man in Moscow after World War II.  Full article »

In the News: Students Engage the World around Them in Portrait as Community

December 6, 2012 — VCU News posted a feature story about an innovative class that was a collaboration among VCU Libraries, the Anderson Gallery and others.  Full article »

In the News: "Hidden Lifestyles"

December 5, 2012 — The Commonwealth Times covered The Anderson Gallery show tied to an innovative class on portraits and community co-taught by Yuki Hibben of VCU Libraries.  Full article »

'Moving up to the cloud': Library technology leaders to gather at VCU Jan. 9 for panel session

December 14, 2012 — As one of the first major research universities to launch a pioneering new cloud-resident enterprise library platform, Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting an educational session Jan. 9, designed to help other libraries around the world prepare for the next generation of library technologies.   Full article »

Innovative Media

July 9, 2013 — Libraries have always been on the vanguard of technical innovation. Along with preserving information and providing access to it, libraries are also increasingly places where information is created and shared.  Full article »

Initiatives: Scholars Compass

August 29, 2014 — How scholars share research and knowledge with society is fast becoming one of the most pressing concerns in academia today. As part of a new and growing program, VCU Libraries is playing a major role in designing and staffing campuswide scholarly communications initiatives that support and expand scholarly expression of all kinds.  Full article »

Alumni benefits expanding in partnership with VCU Alumni

July 12, 2013 — Alumni can glean access to valuable library resources through an enhanced partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni. In a broader sense, VCU Libraries also strives to be a strong connection to lifelong learning for alumni. Full article »

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