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Nell Chenault

Film and Music Research Librarian (Instructor)

Research and Learning, Academic Outreach department
(804) 828-2070
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-C


  • M.L.S. Library Science, The Catholic University of America, 1998
  • B.A. English, University of Virginia, 1980

Previous Professional Experience

  • Interim Head, Circulation and Information Services, VCU Libraries, 2001-2002
  • Manager, Media Resource Services, VCU Libraries, 1987-1999
  • Stacks and AV Learning Lab Manager, Learning Resource Center, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1983-1987
  • Manager of Information Systems and Catalog Library, Whitaker Medical International, 1981-1983
  • Library Assistant, Pediatrics Department, Medical College of Virginia, 1980-1981

Selected Presentations

  • Chenault, N. (2004). Circulation, reserves, ILL discussion group. Presented at NAAUG. 
  • Chenault, N. with Davidson, S., Brancolini, K., Besser, H. (2004). Film preservation basics, within "Dead Media Walking: The Message is the Medium," at ALA Conference.
  • Chenault, N. (2001). The reel nitty gritty: Secrets of video librarianship revealed. Presented at ALA Conference.

Selected Publications

  • Chenault, N. (2001). Review of: Social studies, post-secondary curriculum videos. Curriculum Videotape Reviews: A Joint Project by the National Association of Media and Technology and the National Media Market.

Selected University Service

  • Grace Harris Leadership Institute, 2004 

Selected VCU Libraries Service 

  • Access Services Work Group, Chair

Professional Organizations

  • American Library Association
    • Video Roundtable
  • Richmond Academic Library Consortium, Richmond Film/Video Cooperative
  • Virginia Library Association
    • Media Roundtable

Collection Management Subject Areas

  • General media and feature films

Community Activities

  • James River Film Festival, Program Committee

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

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