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Advance Your Research



James Branch Cabell Library, Room 205
901 Park Ave., 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 informational interviews, effective web searching, personal archiving, and free research resources.
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 the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593. 


Registration is now closed.


10:15 a.m. Check-in
Enjoy a light breakfast and network.
10:30 a.m. Jump Start Your Career with an Informational Interview
Find your competitive advantage in the job market and build the foundation of a professional identity.
11:30 a.m. Career Speed Networking
Practice your informational interview skills during this career version of speed networking.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Librarian
Join us for lunch and informal conversations about your work with library colleagues.
1 p.m. Get More Out of Google
Learn how to search the Web effectively and uncover hidden literature and pockets of great sources.
2 p.m. Don't Be a Cautionary Tale
Use these tips and strategies for saving your research and managing materials and more.
3 p.m. Library Access After Graduation and Without Affiliation
Discover library resources you have access to after graduation. Finding free, reliable, high-quality information will be discussed.

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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