Events Archive: 2022-23

Opening the Library: Humanities Accelerated Workshops


Are you new to VCU? Maybe you’ve never used the VCU Libraries before and are hesitant to check out a book or talk to a librarian? Your professor will be asking you to use primary and secondary sources… and you don’t know how to find those at the library? Come to a series of workshops in August especially geared for undergraduates in the humanities, including students majoring, minoring or doing substantial coursework in English, gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, history, philosophy and world studies.

Workshop schedule

Aug. 23 2-4 p.m. 

Aug. 26 noon-2 p.m.

Aug. 30 4-6 p.m

These workshops are free and open to all and will be held in person. Light refreshments will be served. The in-person location will be James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23219. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks.

Please register to attend in person or online. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at or (804) 828-0593.


About the Presenters

John Glover is the Humanities Research Librarian at VCU Libraries. Rocío Gomez, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in VCU’s Department of History. The Humanities Accelerated Library Fellows are VCU undergraduates majoring in English, gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, and sociology.


“Opening the Library: Humanities Accelerated Workshops” are sponsored by VCU Libraries in collaboration with with support from , the VCU Department of History, and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. It is funded by American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries. American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021