TML Research and Education Services
The Tompkins-McCaw Library provides training opportunities throughout the year to help students, faculty, and staff develop skills in information management.
Library staff can design a library instruction class tailored specifically for your course or group. Classes may be held as hands-on sessions in the library's state of the art teaching classroom or as demo in a room elsewhere on campus. VCU faculty may request library instruction sessions for their classes. View our schedule of upcoming events and classes.
After receiving the request, we will contact you to confirm your reservation for a library session. For more information on any of these services or for special accommodations, please contact Thelma Mack at 804-828-0017.
Tours & Orientations
Training and research assistance are also available by appointment. To arrange an appointment for individual instruction, research assistance, or a library tour, please contact Thelma Mack at 804-828-0017.
If you are unable to attend library tours or other training, a number of online resources are available to guide you through the process of identifying and locating appropriate resources for your clinical, research, and educational needs.
The Tompkins-McCaw Library offers a Library Liaison Program for the faculty, students, and staff. Librarians assigned to each school share information about library services, changes and innovations, collections, and available resources to support the teaching, research, and clinical needs of the departments and programs of the schools at VCU's MCV campus.
Research and Reference Assistance
Tompkins-McCaw Library strives to offer a broad range of reference services for our community. Traditional reference services are supported during Tompkins-McCaw Library's peak service hours, 10 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday. During these hours, reference is available by visiting or calling the Service Desk at 804-828-0636. In-person service is supplemented by reference via email.
Individual and small group consultations
Individual consultations by appointment are also available for in-depth questions, strategies, and instruction. Tompkins McCaw librarians also actively support VCU researchers by providing consultations on the development of search strategies and the selection of databases to aid in preparing grant proposals.
If you would like to find out more about the Tompkins-McCaw Library's research and reference services or need any additional assistance with your research needs, please contact your library liaison.