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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 »

News pubs collection represents 30 years of VCU history

April 25, 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 »

Lamp exhibit to light up Cabell Library

April 23, 2013 — During the spring semester, a group of students from the Department of Interior Design and the Department of Crafts and Material Studies met in Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives to participate in a collaborative project inspired by Special Collections and Archives itself. Full article »

New to the collection: Business and industry databases

April 22, 2013 — Just in time for end-of-semester research projects, VCU Libraries introduces new databases useful to students of business, advertising, mass comm and researchers interested in business trends, entrepreneurship and corporate work and in getting the facts about private and public firms. Full article »

Cabell First Novelist Award semifinalists announced

April 22, 2013 — The VCU Department of English has just announced the 14 semifinalist books for this year's VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Thanks to everyone who served as a reader and helped to make such an exciting selection of novels. Full article »

RefWorks is 'forever': Use it and don't lose it after graduating

April 17, 2013 — Like the forever stamp, one of your library services stays with you, at the same price (free) forever -- RefWorks. Full article »

Commonwealth Times: Dr. Spiro's take on the meaning of life

April 15, 2013 — The Commonwealth Times covered the 28th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, at which Dr. Jack Spiro discussed the meaning of life. Full article »

New to the collection: Film and Television Index

April 15, 2013 — Film and Television Index, a new database at VCU Libraries, helps researchers explore the spectrum of media scholarship from theoretical aspects and technical elements to critical reception and popular culture impact. Full article »

A step up: Stairs get an update

April 15, 2013 — For many years, visitors to Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences literally watched their step entering the building due to rough and uneven stairs. No longer.    Full article »

New free online careers guide aids job-seekers

April 15, 2013 — Charting your after-graduation or summer path? VCU Libraries, in partnership with University Career Services, now offers a handy, one-stop, online guide about how to use library resources to research companies and industries.   Full article »

Commonwealth Times: Students consider new library

April 5, 2013 — The Commonwealth Times covered Wednesday's Cabell Life Forum, where asked questions and proposed new ideas for the library's new building and service changes. Full article »

VCU Libraries hosts TEDMED 2013 simulcast April 16-19

April 2, 2013 — Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences will host a live simulcast of TEDMED 2013, April 16-19, during regular library hours. The University community is invited to join colleagues to listen to this provocative series of short, inspiring talks, curated by the well-known TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference series. Full article »

Preservation Week, April 22-26

March 28, 2013 — Preservation Week returns to Cabell Library April 22-26. Preservation Week was begun in 2010 to promote the role of libraries and other institutions in preserving public and personal collections and treasures. This year, Patricia Selinger, Head of the Preservation Department, will demonstrate the art of book repair in the lobby from noon to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Full article »

New research librarians focus on sciences and engineering

March 20, 2013 — Julie Arendt and Martha Roseberry are VCU Libraries' new research librarians for the sciences and engineering. They join Ronke Lawal, engineering and science collections librarian.  Full article »

VCU Libraries connections to April 5 First Fridays abound

March 22, 2013 — First Friday in April is full of VCU Libraries' connections and contributions, including RPI history, photobooks and housing opportunities in Richmond.  Full article »

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