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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 »

Freedom of Assembly: Online exhibit showcases little-known Emancipation Day marches and celebrations

March 14, 2013 — On April 3, 1905, a photographer from the Detroit Publishing Co. captured hundreds of African Americans parading through the streets of Richmond, Va. The photo made it onto a postcard. Years later, an archivist for VCU Libraries spotted the postcard on an auction website. After a little digging, it inspired "Timeline of Emancipation Day Celebrations," a new online exhibit from James Branch Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives. Full article »

Text services go 24-hours

March 10, 2013 — Texting is the newest way to connect with VCU Libraries' research expertise. After spring break, text messages will be responded to around the clock, 24 hours a day when James Branch Cabell Library is open (Sunday 10 a.m. to Friday 10 p.m.) and on weekends.  Full article »

Registration Open: Digital Pragmata series for faculty and grad students

March 10, 2013 — How scholars and artists share their work is changing. More and more, arts and humanities scholarship, creative activity and teaching occurs in the digital environment. VCU Libraries' new forum, "Digital Pragmata" (Digital Things) will explore these trends and techniques in modern scholarship, teaching and creative work. Full article »

VCU Libraries hosts Gabriel's Rebellion program March 13

March 8, 2013 — In 1800, a literate slave known as Gabriel planned a rebellion that was to involve a march into Richmond. Although the action was suppressed, it confirmed the growing outcry for justice and the volatility of the slave economy. VCU Libraries will host "Gabriel's Conspiracy: Exploring the Richmond Slave Rebellion of 1800" on Wednesday, March 13. Full article »

Save the Date: Vess to speak at VCU April 18

February 28, 2013 — World-renowned comic artist and illustrator Charles Vess, VCU alumnus and recipient of the Eisner and World Fantasy Awards, will visit the Monroe Park Campus under VCU Libraries sponsorship April 18. He will speak about his new book with novelist Charles de Lint, "The Cats of Tanglewood Forest" (Little Brown, 2013). Full article »

Clark lectures on re-imagining the library

February 26, 2013 — VCU Libraries Associate University Librarian for Public Services Dennis T. Clark will speak at the University of Tennessee March 18 on re-imagining library services. Full article »

"Sketchy Medicine" on view in Special Collections Reading Room

February 26, 2013 — "Sketchy Medicine," a new exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library, explores the use of graphic novels and comics as a resource for patients, medical professionals and caregivers.    Full article »

Save the Dates: "Digital Pragmata" forums showcase innovation in media and scholarship

February 26, 2013 — Save the dates: VCU Libraries hosts three sessions on digital scholarship March 26, April 25 and May 2. Registration for these free sessions for faculty and graduate students will open after spring break.   Full article »

Carmen Foster tells an untold story March 28

February 25, 2013 — Hartshorn Memorial College, a private school for African-American women, was founded in 1883 by Ebenezer Baptist Church. The school was located at the corner of Lombardy and Leigh Streets and merged with Virginia Union University in 1932. Richmonder Carmen Foster will speak about the history and legacy of Hartshorn Memorial College in "Another Untold Story of Race and Richmond" on March 28. Full article »

"Arabic Poems for English Readers" breaks barriers

February 8, 2013 — A new exhibition at James Branch Cabell Library gives the Richmond community the opportunity to take down one wall to the Middle East: the language barrier. "Breaking Barriers: Arabic Poems for English Readers," a selection of poetry books from VCUQatar Libraries, is on view in Special Collections and Archives, Fourth Floor, James Branch Cabell Library through May 10. Full article »

VCU Libraries reflects upon new software

February 8, 2013 — Faculty and staff from VCU Libraries and members of the Ex Libris company discussed the implentation of Alma, a pioneering piece of cloud-resident enterprise library software, at VCU Libraries in a Jan. 9 discussion that brought together librarians from across the region.  Full article »

Book art expert speaks at Mary Washington University Feb. 10

February 8, 2013 — VCU Libraries' Yuki Hibben will speak Sunday afternoon Feb. 10 at the University of Mary Washington Galleries in Fredericksburg. Her topic will be "Opening the Page: The Evolution of Artists' Books." She plans to discuss the history of artists' books and the value of artists' books in academic and studio programs. Full article »

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