Many university libraries have a plugin for the Firefox web browser that allows users to search the catalog from their Firefox toolbar. Why not get someone with an IT background to create such a plugin for VCU's library?
Senior Associate University Librarian John Duke replies...
Thank you for your suggestion. We are aware that some other libraries have developed such access to their catalogs using Firefox and are glad to know that there is some interest in doing so here. We will give the idea serious consideration as we work to improve the browser interface within the VCU Libraries.