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Advance Your Research



James Branch Cabell Library, second-floor Multipurpose Room (Room 250)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23284


A day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. Topics include interviewing techniques, networking, finding and using scientific images and presentations. We will also visit the new Innovative Media Studio.

The event is free and open to all, but please register if you plan to join us for lunch. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street, and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to March 21.


Registration is now closed.

Schedule of Workshops

10:15 a.m. Check-in
Enjoy a light breakfast and network.
10:30 a.m. From the Source's Mouth
Learn tips and best practices for conducting interviews as research sources.
11:30 a.m. Research Speed Networking
Practice your elevator speech and networking skills during this research version of speed dating.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Librarian
Join us for lunch and informal conversations about your work with library colleagues. Please register for lunch.
1 p.m. Scientific Images
Find images for class assignments, conferences and publication, and use them without breaking copyright law.
2 p.m. Stellar Presentations
Discover creative approaches to take your presentation to a new level.
3 p.m. Innovative Media Field Trip
An up-close and in-depth tour of the new Innovative Media's studios, creative spaces and technical tools.

Image: Advance Your Research, by Jeff Bland


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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