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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 »

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 »

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 »

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cabell

April 9, 2014 — James Branch Cabell, the namesake of Cabell Library, remains an inspiration to writers and artists many years after his death. April 14 is his birthday. On the occasion of his 135th birthday, VCU Libraries unveils a new research guide and information packages about Mr. Cabell. Please enjoy and explore. Also look for social media about Mr. Cabell all week.  Full article »

Sanger Series topic: What is the future of scholars' intellectual property?

April 9, 2014 — The next Sanger Series lecture features Stanford University's John Willinsky on "Intellectual Property." Full article »

VCU Libraries projects provide trusted public health information

April 7, 2014 — The first week of April is National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association. In support of this week of focus, a VCU Libraries social media campaign [A Healthy You] showcases free and available online resources prepared by librarians and through community partnerships. 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 »

VCU unveils rare collection of Virginia civil rights protest photographs

April 3, 2014 — VCU unveils rare collection of Virginia civil rights protest photographs. Freedom Now Project asks for the public's help in learning details about people, protests Full article »

VCU Libraries Alumni Month Events Lineup

March 20, 2014 — The university is growing and adapting to new needs in the community, new trends in scholarship and new technology. During VCU Alumni Month, held every April, the university celebrates our thousands of inspiring and active alumni through events and activities that look back at our rich history and forward to our future. VCU Libraries celebrates VCU Alumni Month with a variety of events and exhibits highlighting the tremendous diversity and vivacity of the VCU community. Full article »

VCU Tech Fair on April 8 and 9

March 28, 2014 — Technology Services and VCU Libraries present the 2014 VCU Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Richmond Salons University Student Commons and on Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. The event Features "hands-on" demos, presentations, free light lunch and giveaways. Full article »

Digital Pragmata: Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations

February 20, 2014 — The dynamism of the digital age creates myriad challenges and opportunities for creators, scholars and researchers alike. It is changing everything about scholarship, from the kind of information we delve into to the ways in which we present it. The newest panel from the VCU Libraries’ Digital Pragmata series investigates how scholarship in the humanities can best respond to this intersection. Full article »

Submit undergraduate student research posters to new VCU Libraries digital archive

March 19, 2014 — VCU Libraries supports undergraduate research by providing a digital archive of student work. This service of VCU Libraries is free and open to all undergraduates and their faculty mentors.  Full article »

New Sanger Series explores emerging and ethical issues in scholarship in the digital age

January 6, 2014 — The VCU Office of Research and VCU Libraries will launch The Sanger Series in 2014, a new speaker series designed to address ethical issues and trends that affect research, scholarship and creative expression Full article »

Trial Database: Psychological Experiments Online

January 31, 2014 — VCU Libraries offers a trial use of Psychological Experiments Online through March 27. Full article »

Free posters celebrate diversity, identity and culture

February 17, 2014 — Free posters celebrate diversity, identity and culture Full article »

Calling all Girl Scouts

February 17, 2014 — Calling all Girl Scouts in Central Virginia Full article »

Radio host bequeaths rare gifts to VCU Libraries

January 16, 2014 — Radio host Grete Dollitz bequeathed to the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries a collection of rare guitar CD recordings, sheet music, her entire collection of WCVE-FM radio programs and at least 1,000 LPs, including an album autographed by classical guitarist Andrés Segovia. Full article »

Cabell Construction: Traffic pattern to change

February 5, 2014 — Construction at Cabell Update: Starting Friday, Feb. 7, crews will begin setting up a safe construction area on the east of James Branch Cabell Library. Full article »

Enter now: Microscopic images contest showcases science and beauty

January 8, 2014 — The Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites you to enter your best microscopic images into "Through the Looking Glass: A Microscopic Image Contest." Selected images will be displayed in the gallery at Tompkins-McCaw Library and will be eligible for cash prizes. Full article »

March 28 openVCU session to generate dialogue about open education, teaching, learning and scholarship

February 26, 2014 — The Center for Teaching Excellence, Online @VCU, VCU Libraries and the Instructional Technology Advisory Group sponsor openVCU, a three-part symposium to generate dialogue about open education, teaching, learning and scholarship. More Full article »

VCU hosts first THATCamp for RVA

January 31, 2014 — VCU Libraries and other on-campus partners will host RVA's first THATCamp March 14-15. Full article »

Cabell reduces operating hours during spring break

March 7, 2014 — Cabell Library reduces hours during spring break. Full article »

Construction Update: First floor printer corral scheduled for shutdown March 7-14

March 6, 2014 — Printer center on first floor Cabell scheduled for shutdown March 7-14 Full article »

Construction Update: Bike racks will move March 10

February 26, 2014 — The back racks on the southeast side of the atrium will be moved March 10. Don't park there.  Full article »

Construction schedule set for new library

January 15, 2014 — The new library on the Monroe Park Campus is inching closer to reality. Here is the preliminary construction timeline.  Full article »

Book illustrations by Degas on view through Feb. 28

January 15, 2014 — Degas book illustrations on view through Feb. 28 Full article »

Make it Real desk comes to Cabell Library

February 22, 2014 — Are you up for a challenge? VCU is holding a campus-wide, social media scavenger hunt Feb. 24–28 and VCU Libraries is participating. Full article »

Schedule Update: New Cabell Library entrance will open Friday, March 21.

March 20, 2014 — The temporary Cabell Library entrance will open Friday, March 21. Entrance will be in use throughout the construction process, through fall 2015.   Full article »

Keep up with Cabell construction updates

March 20, 2014 — New website keeps track of construction activity, progress and noise alerts. Bookmark it.  Full article »

Students hold open forum on library April 3

April 2, 2014 — Students will gather for an open forum on VCU Libraries Thursday, April 3, 5 to 6 p.m., in Room 250 at James Branch Cabell Library. Full article »

Advance Your Research sessions set for March 19

March 4, 2014 — Advance Your Research sessions set for March 19. Full article »

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