Virginia Commonwealth University

Make it real.

Skip to content

VCU Libraries Events in Review, 2013-14

May 22, 2014

This has been a landmark year for VCU Libraries for many reasons—most visibly, the start of the construction of the much-needed new building beside James Branch Cabell Library at the heart of the Monroe Park Campus. 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.

Please consider making a gift in support of the building project—the new building beside Cabell Library, in addition to providing patrons with vastly expanded space and resources for study and work, will feature more exhibit opportunities and an auditorium for special events. Or join the Friends of VCU Libraries, a circle of donors committed to supporting our programming, collection and preservation efforts. We appreciate your support in any form and look forward to seeing you next year for another round of great events and exhibits.

If you missed any events on this past year's roster, not to worry—many were recorded on video and can be watched on our YouTube channel. Below, you can find a list of some of our most popular 2013–14 events and exhibits, with links to videos, photos and a wide variety of media coverage and other materials that celebrate the tremendous vitality and diversity of our programming.

Fall 2013

Sept. 1 — Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene
A Special Collections and Archives presentation, featuring author Dale Brumfield
Video | Article in The Commonwealth Times

Sept. 10 — The Struggle for Equality, Farmville, 1963
A Special Collections and Archives presentation, featuring historians Brian J. Daugherity and Brian E. Lee
Video

Sept. 16 — Comic Arts Lecture by James Sturm
A collaboration with the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and Communications Arts in the VCU School of the Arts
Video | Article in RVA Magazine

Oct. 14 — Comic Arts Lecture by Stephen R. Bissette
A collaboration with the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and Communications Arts in the VCU School of the Arts
Article in VCU News | Article in the Examiner

Oct. 1–Dec. 1 — Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections Around the World
An exhibit by E.G. Crichton, artist in residence at the GLBT History Museum of San Francisco, CA
Video | Photos | Article in VCU News | Article in The Commonwealth Times

Oct. 21–25 — Friends of VCU Libraries Annual Book Sale
Photos | News spot for NBC12

Nov. 19 — VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night
A collaboration with the VCU Department of English, featuring award-winning author Ramona Ausubel
Photos | Video interview on Virginia This Morning | Article in VCU News | Article in The Commonwealth Times | Article in Style Weekly | Article in Jewish Business News

Spring 2014

Dec. 12May31 — A Century of Leadership: Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1913-2013
A Special Collections and Archives exhibit
Photos | Article in VCU News

Feb. 4 — A Century of Strides: African-American Girl Scouts and the Pursuit of Equality in Virginia
12th annual VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture, featuring Viola O. Baskerville, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
VideoPhotos

Feb. 18 — The Politics of Personal Research Data
A Sanger Series lecture in collaboration with the VCU Office of Research, featuring John Wilbanks, advocate for open access
Video

March 1415 — THATCamp New Souths
An unconference in collaboration with the national THATCamp initiative
Jackson Ward, Then and Now project

March 18 — Scalawag: A White Southerner's Journey Through Segregation to Human Rights Activism
Featuring author and activist Edward H. Peeples, Jr.
VideoPhotosArticle in VCU NewsArticle in The Commonwealth Times

March 27 — Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do Justly? (Genesis 18.23)
29th annual VCU Libraries Brown-Lyons Lecture, featuring Jack D. Spiro
Photos

April 8 — Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations
A Digital Pragmata feature event
VideosPhotos

April 17 — Careers in Art and Object Conservation
A Preservation and Inventory Management special event
VideoLetter and article in the Newsletter of the Virginia Conservation Association

April 29 — The Intellectual Properties of Learning
A Sanger Series lecture in collaboration with the VCU Office of Research, featuring John Willinsky, advocate for open access
Video

April 25–Dec. 31 — Through the Looking Glass: An Exhibit of Microscopic Images
A Tompkins-McCaw Library exhibit
Article in VCU News

< Previous | Next >

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-0636

Reserve a room

Please choose a library

×