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Library Fest to welcome students, faculty and staff to Monroe Park campus

August 1, 2013 — VCU Libraries, Dining Services and Technology Services will present the second annual Library Fest, an open house tied to Welcome Week orientation activities for new students. Library Fest will be held Monday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in James Branch Cabell Library. Full article »

Johnson named head, innovative media

July 26, 2013 — New member of VCU Libraries to begin shaping state-of-the-art innovative media studio for new Monroe Park library.  Full article »

Cabell breaks its record

July 30, 2013 — What's bigger than Nationals baseball or Rams basketball home game attendance? Double the size of Mardi Gras? More popular by far than the Shenandoah National Park? Our Monroe Park Library. Full article »

VCU's digital press launches with British Virginia

July 23, 2013 — At the end of spring semester 2013, VCU Libraries launched British Virginia. The inaugural digital publication is the first of the "Virginia Company Sermons," which William Symonds preached in London in 1609. Full article »

VCU Libraries, AHECs provide vital health care information

August 4, 2013 — VCU Libraries collaborates to create a website that provides health care practitioners with the information they need to best treat their patients. Full article »

VCU honors important literary publications

July 22, 2013 — The VCU Department of English has recently announced the winners of both of its celebrated annual literary book awards: the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the Levis Reading Prize, which is presented for the best first or second book of poems. Full article »

'Indie Press' relies on Cabell collection

July 19, 2013 — Central Virginia author Dale Brumfield is set to launch his latest book this month. And on September 1, he'll be giving a VCU Libraries Presents talk sponsored by Special Collections and Archives at 1 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library. Full article »

Library benefits expand alumni access

July 17, 2013 — VCU Libraries and VCU Alumni are working to keep alumni connected to library resources in new ways.  Full article »

Media checkout streamlined

July 15, 2013 — New at Cabell Library, all checkouts of media are managed by the single service desk. Previously, checkouts were on the third floor. Now, patrons have two easy paths. Full article »

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Resources

July 9, 2013 — Find out how new health care laws work and how they could affect you. Full article »

Traveling exhibit: George Washington and Medicine

July 9, 2013 — A new exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library explores the ways George Washington dealt with health and wellness and the changing medical profession. Full article »

Encampment for Citizenship revives summer program

June 20, 2013 — This July here at VCU, the Encampment for Citizenship relaunches its celebrated summer youth program, which has been on hiatus for more than 10 years Full article »

John Q artist collective making national mark telling untold stories

May 28, 2013 — From the west coast to the east coast, the innovative artist collective John Q is getting attention for a cluster of activities designed to showcase memory, history, archives and issues through a gay lens -- aided by VCU Libraries' own Wesley Chenault. Full article »

Tour Cabell through Aug. 31

June 10, 2013 — Students, staff and faculty can invest a few minutes on a tour of Cabell Library and save time later in the semester. Participants will learn about the facility, collections and resources, as well as how library services and staff can assist with assignments. Cabell Library tours start promptly inside the first-floor main entrance and last approximately 30 minutes. Full article »

Talk looks back on cartoon character Snuffy Smith and his creator

May 23, 2013 — Many know comic-strip character Snuffy Smith, but attendees of a talk in James Branch Cabell Library on May 23 were treated to a behind-the-scenes look into his origins. Full article »

News publications collection represents 30 years of VCU history

May 22, 2013 — Nearly 30 years of VCU history are represented in VCU Libraries newest digital collection, "VCU News Publications."  The Office of University Relations produced these publications, which carried different titles over the years.    Full article »

Three Cabell Award finalists announced

May 22, 2013 — Having consulted and discussed reviews written by volunteer readers, the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award committee in the Department of English has narrowed down the list of 14 semifinalist books for the 2013 contest to three finalists. Full article »

Congratulations to VCU's new graduates

May 22, 2013 — On Friday, May 3, hundreds of students preparing to graduate from VCU gathered at the Science Museum of Virginia for the event Your Passport to the World. Full article »

Lactation room now open at Cabell Library

May 22, 2013 — A new lactation room, Room B11 on the ground floor of  the James Branch Cabell Library, is open to all VCU students, faculty and staff. Full article »

Talk on cartoonist Billy DeBeck and his comic strip Snuffy Smith

April 29, 2013 — A doctoral student in VCU's Media and Text program will give a presentation on the character Snuffy Smith, a moonshiner who appeared in the work of American cartoonist Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) on Thursday, May 23.  Full article »

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