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Silent floor, no more

June 6, 2014 — Due to construction and moving, Cabell's fourth floor is not very quiet these days.  Full article »

Cabell Special Collections and Archives closed June 20 and 23

June 6, 2014 — Special Collections and Archives on the fourth floor will be closed Friday and Monday, June 20 and 23. Staff in that department will be moving their offices to the third floor to open space for construction. Full article »

New webcam lets you follow the action in real time

June 2, 2014 — Curious about Cabell construction? A webcam located on the top of Hibbs Hall provides a live feed of progress on the new Monroe Park Library.  Full article »

The Big Shift finale: 1 million-plus items moved in prep for construction

June 5, 2014 — If you've visited Cabell Library in the past 12 months, you've witnessed The Big Shift. You just didn’t know it.   Full article »

Mapp Room remains open to grad students on noisy fourth floor

June 2, 2014 — Mapp Room remains open on noisy fourth floor.  Full article »

[Construction Update] Fourth floor empties, noise continues

June 2, 2014 — Patrons will notice continued noise, activity and movement in Cabell Library in coming days and weeks. Beginning the Week of June 2, expect many changes. Full article »

Friends of Library host study break with undergrad advisory committee

April 14, 2014 — Just when students were getting to that frantic stage--deeply involved in projects and papers with exams on the horizon--Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee (CLUAC) and the Friends of VCU Libraries hosted a study break to help students recharge. Full article »

VCU Libraries Events in Review, 2013-14

May 22, 2014 — This has been a landmark year for VCU Libraries for many reasons. The libraries have been busier than ever, with over 30 featured events and exhibits, not including any of the countless library orientations, information sessions, classes and workshops. Estimated total attendance for events alone reached a record-breaking 7,700 people. To everyone in the audience, our sincere thanks for helping to make this such an exciting time in our history. Full article »

VCU Scholars Compass training sessions open to VCU community

May 20, 2014 — Open training sessions will help launch the VCU Scholars Compass, a publishing and repository platform for the intellectual output of VCU’s academic, research, and administrative communities.  Full article »

Cabell closed Saturday, Tompkins-McCaw opens late due to planned power outages

May 15, 2014 — Cabell Library will be closed on Saturday and that TML will not open until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both libraries will experience planned power outages on May 17. Full article »

VCU Libraries' student-worker graduates represent university's best and brightest

May 14, 2014 — VCU Libraries is one of the largest employers of student workers at VCU. Their work is critical to operations, from working the service desks and cataloging, from reshelving materials to writing and designing promotional materials. VCU Libraries’ graduating class of 2014 represents the same drive and diversity of which the whole university is proud. A full list of library worker graduates is below. Full article »

Alumni couple gives Torah that survived the Holocaust to VCU Libraries

May 8, 2014 — Virginia Commonwealth University announced today the acquisition of a Sefer Torah, a powerful symbol and moving presence in Jewish worship and community life. Presented by an alumni couple with deep connections to the university, it will be held and safeguarded by the VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. Full article »

Knott elected to national directorship

April 24, 2014 — Knott elected to national board directorship. Full article »

BrowZine: A new way to keep up with your favorite research journals

April 22, 2014 — BrowZine allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals -- all in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet. Full article »

Graduate research posters project inaugurates VCU's new online publishing platform

April 21, 2014 — Graduate research posters may now be submitted to VCU Libraries digital archives. Full article »

Faculty Survey open to Friday, April 25

April 21, 2014 — Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey extended to April 25 to invite more participation from faculty. University Librarian John Ulmschneider writes about the data's importance in The Academy.    Full article »

Opening April 25: Gallery showcases VCU scientists' microscopic images

April 10, 2014 — Anders Hånell, Ryan Clohessy and Gireesh Reddy are recipients of prizes and best in show honors in "Through the Looking Glass,” a VCU Libraries contest and exhibition of microscopic images created by VCU students, faculty and staff. Full article »

Academic Learning Commons extends open hours to expand study space

April 15, 2014 — Beginning Monday, April 21, the Academic Learning Commons will extend its hours to 2 a.m. to accommodate end-of-semester crunch students. Full article »

April 7-18: Survey will assess what faculty need in the digital age

April 4, 2014 — What do faculty need in the digital age? VCU faculty to participate in survey April 7-18. Data will inform strategic decision-making.   Full article »

The Academy blog debuts: Insights for faculty about libraries and academic work today

April 10, 2014 — VCU Libraries new blog The Academy debuts today with a column by University Librarian John E. Ulmschneider about the important information being gathered from faculty participating in a current survey about how they approach their research. Full article »

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