December 11, 2013 — One of the biggest national names in comic arts has a new inspiration – the students at Virginia Commonwealth University.
December 2, 2013 — The VCU Libraries Interlibrary Loan and Document Deliver Services will not operate during the VCU Winter Break.
November 15, 2013 — Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year's VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night one of the best attended in the award's 12-year history.
December 13, 2013 — Finding a good book to read can be tough, and bestseller lists aren't always the most reliable. But as the year winds down, those in the know have compiled their lists of the best books of 2013--books that thrill you and make you think.
November 15, 2013 — The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award is given each year to the author of an outstanding first novel published during the previous calendar year. But in order to select the winner, we need your help.
November 13, 2013 — Just as the Girl Scouts of America marked the centennial of its founding in 2012, VCU Libraries secured a significant donation of records and materials from The Girl Scouts Commonwealth Council of Virginia.
November 13, 2013 — Your gift to VCU Libraries impacts the success of every one of our hard-working students at Virginia Commonwealth University.
November 3, 2013 — CHOICES offers viewers the skinny on fat, revealing what science has shown about how to lose weight, maintain weight loss and prevent weight gain. Registration is encouraged.
November 1, 2013 — Some of you may already be able to join in the beta test of the new service, but those of you who don't have access yet but do have a publication in PubMed can join a group at VCU to gain access to the beta test.
November 1, 2013 — Cabell Library's newest art installation is the work of five Art Foundation students in a class called Space Research. The students were challenged to design and build bookshelves, each with a similar function and a unique artistic vision. These are now on display throughout the library, Nov. 5-Dec. 5.
October 25, 2013 — Sara Williams assumed a new position as Head of Academic Outreach this fall semester. She will shape a program of creative academic outreach to the Monroe Park Campus. In addition, she will lead a group of faculty librarians to expand their connections to their disciplines and students and faculty.
October 25, 2013 — Photographer Chad Hunt and writer Kevin Powers use their art to illuminate and document powerful truths about military life and the human face of war and conflict. Both alumni, Hunt and Powers will be on campus in November to talk about their work and their experiences.
October 25, 2013 — "Curating Digital Objects" will be the topic of discussion Nov. 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Cabell Library. The session, followed by a reception, will be held in Room 250. It is free and open to all but seating is limited.
October 10, 2013 — Did you know that we'll be breaking ground on the new library this spring? Did you know that there will also be some significant renovations done to the existing library? Then come to the next Cabell Life Forum on Oct. 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 250.
October 4, 2013 — Moving materials is a critical component of planning for the new library on the Monroe Park Campus. As part of preparation and clean-up in advance of construction (beginning spring, 2014), librarians are analyzing the collection for essential deaccessioning.
October 3, 2013 — VCU Libraries has organized a series of free and open programs designed to begin an in-depth conversation at VCU about Open Access publishing models during International Open Access Week.
October 3, 2013 — Any member of the VCU community--student, faculty or staff--can walk into any of these participating libraries and others, prove affiliation with VCU and enjoy immediate borrowing privileges.
September 30, 2013 — Last week, the VCU Libraries community tangibly heard and felt our near future: the rat-a-tat-tat of jackhammers at dawn. A crew was exploring how the concrete aggregate panels are attached to Cabell Library in order to finalize construction specs for the new library on the Monroe Park Campus.
September 26, 2013 — VCU Libraries created a new position to handle research data management and appointed librarian Margaret E. Henderson.
September 23, 2013 — A new self-serve kiosk in the lobby of James Branch Cabell Library should speed up laptop loans and returns.
September 20, 2013 — Stephen R. Bissette, one of the biggest names in the comics industry today, comes to VCU to speak on Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Grace Street Theater.
September 19, 2013 — The 2013 VCU Friends of the Library book sale will be held Oct. 21-25 at James Branch Cabell Library.
September 19, 2013 — Projects from "Digital Archaeology in the Virtual Curation Laboratory: 3D Scanning and Research at VCU" will be on display beginning Oct. 18 in James Branch Cabell Library.
September 19, 2013 — "Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections around the World" approaches queer history through the vantage points of some 10 individual stories. This innovative show from San Francisco's GLBT History Museum merges art and history, archives and real lives.
September 13, 2013 — VCU Libraries will present Advance Your Research on Tuesday, Oct. 15, a full day of walk-in workshops for graduate students and faculty designed to help make their research process better, faster and smarter.
September 3, 2013 — James Sturm, award-winning creator of graphic novels such as "Market Day" and "The Golem's Mighty Swing," comes to VCU on Monday, Sept. 16.
September 3, 2013 — James Sturm, award-winning creator of graphic novels such as "Market Day" and "The Golem's Mighty Swing," visited VCU this past September to give a special lecture to the local community of comics and art enthusiasts.
August 30, 2013 — VCU Libraries hosts a wide variety of exhibits throughout the academic year. Some are traveling exhibits, and others are original, featuring materials from our own collections or created by others in the VCU community.
August 22, 2013 — VCU Libraries is off and running for the 2013-2014 academic year with a full schedule of events. These events, which are but a small part of all that VCU Libraries accomplishes each year, give an idea of the tremendous diversity in our outreach efforts, our collections and the research interests and needs of our patrons.
August 22, 2013 — Historians Brian J. Daugherity and Brian E. Lee visit Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to talk about their article "Program of Action: The Rev. L. Francis Griffin and the Struggle for Racial Equality in Farmville, 1963."
August 22, 2013 — Fiscal Year 2013 marked the highest amount of money raised by the VCU Friends of the Library to date. The amount of the average Friends gift increased almost 46 percent.
August 21, 2013 — Just scant weeks into the new semester, VCU is already having a big year. Scan some headlines.
August 15, 2013 — New this fall semester are streamlined services at James Branch Cabell Library. All checkout of books and equpiment loans and initial requests for research assistance are now handled from The Desk in the lobby.
August 12, 2013 — Students, staff and faculty can invest a few minutes on a tour of Cabell Library and save time later in the semester.
August 1, 2013 — VCU Libraries, Dining Services and Technology Services will present the second annual Library Fest, an open house tied to Welcome Week orientation activities for new students. Library Fest will be held Monday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in James Branch Cabell Library.
July 26, 2013 — New member of VCU Libraries to begin shaping state-of-the-art innovative media studio for new Monroe Park library.
April 17, 2013 — Just as VCU embarks on a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary as an institution of higher learning, it has a new university archivist: Jodi Koste of VCU Libraries.
July 30, 2013 — What's bigger than Nationals baseball or Rams basketball home game attendance? Double the size of Mardi Gras? More popular by far than the Shenandoah National Park? Our Monroe Park Library.
July 23, 2013 — At the end of spring semester 2013, VCU Libraries launched British Virginia. The inaugural digital publication is the first of the "Virginia Company Sermons," which William Symonds preached in London in 1609.
August 4, 2013 — VCU Libraries collaborates to create a website that provides health care practitioners with the information they need to best treat their patients.
July 22, 2013 — The VCU Department of English has recently announced the winners of both of its celebrated annual literary book awards: the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the Levis Reading Prize, which is presented for the best first or second book of poems.
July 19, 2013 — Central Virginia author Dale Brumfield is set to launch his latest book this month. And on September 1, he'll be giving a VCU Libraries Presents talk sponsored by Special Collections and Archives at 1 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library.
July 17, 2013 — VCU Libraries and VCU Alumni are working to keep alumni connected to library resources in new ways.
July 15, 2013 — New at Cabell Library, all checkouts of media are managed by the single service desk. Previously, checkouts were on the third floor. Now, patrons have two easy paths.
July 9, 2013 — Find out how new health care laws work and how they could affect you.
July 9, 2013 — A new exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library explores the ways George Washington dealt with health and wellness and the changing medical profession.
June 20, 2013 — This July here at VCU, the Encampment for Citizenship relaunches its celebrated summer youth program, which has been on hiatus for more than 10 years
May 28, 2013 — From the west coast to the east coast, the innovative artist collective John Q is getting attention for a cluster of activities designed to showcase memory, history, archives and issues through a gay lens -- aided by VCU Libraries' own Wesley Chenault.
June 10, 2013 — Students, staff and faculty can invest a few minutes on a tour of Cabell Library and save time later in the semester. Participants will learn about the facility, collections and resources, as well as how library services and staff can assist with assignments. Cabell Library tours start promptly inside the first-floor main entrance and last approximately 30 minutes.
May 23, 2013 — Many know comic-strip character Snuffy Smith, but attendees of a talk in James Branch Cabell Library on May 23 were treated to a behind-the-scenes look into his origins.
May 22, 2013 — Nearly 30 years of VCU history are represented in VCU Libraries newest digital collection, "VCU News Publications." The Office of University Relations produced these publications, which carried different titles over the years.
May 22, 2013 — Having consulted and discussed reviews written by volunteer readers, the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award committee in the Department of English has narrowed down the list of 14 semifinalist books for the 2013 contest to three finalists.
May 22, 2013 — On Friday, May 3, hundreds of students preparing to graduate from VCU gathered at the Science Museum of Virginia for the event Your Passport to the World.
May 22, 2013 — A new lactation room, Room B11 on the ground floor of the James Branch Cabell Library, is open to all VCU students, faculty and staff.
April 29, 2013 — A doctoral student in VCU's Media and Text program will give a presentation on the character Snuffy Smith, a moonshiner who appeared in the work of American cartoonist Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) on Thursday, May 23.
April 25, 2013 — Nearly 30 years of VCU history are represented in VCU Libraries newest digital collection, "VCU News Publications." The Office of University Relations produced these publications, which carried different titles over the years.
April 23, 2013 — During the spring semester, a group of students from the Department of Interior Design and the Department of Crafts and Material Studies met in Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives to participate in a collaborative project inspired by Special Collections and Archives itself.
April 22, 2013 — Just in time for end-of-semester research projects, VCU Libraries introduces new databases useful to students of business, advertising, mass comm and researchers interested in business trends, entrepreneurship and corporate work and in getting the facts about private and public firms.
April 22, 2013 — The VCU Department of English has just announced the 14 semifinalist books for this year's VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Thanks to everyone who served as a reader and helped to make such an exciting selection of novels.
April 17, 2013 — Like the forever stamp, one of your library services stays with you, at the same price (free) forever -- RefWorks.
April 15, 2013 — The Commonwealth Times covered the 28th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, at which Dr. Jack Spiro discussed the meaning of life.
April 15, 2013 — Film and Television Index, a new database at VCU Libraries, helps researchers explore the spectrum of media scholarship from theoretical aspects and technical elements to critical reception and popular culture impact.
April 15, 2013 — For many years, visitors to Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences literally watched their step entering the building due to rough and uneven stairs. No longer.
April 15, 2013 — Charting your after-graduation or summer path? VCU Libraries, in partnership with University Career Services, now offers a handy, one-stop, online guide about how to use library resources to research companies and industries.
April 5, 2013 — The Commonwealth Times covered Wednesday's Cabell Life Forum, where asked questions and proposed new ideas for the library's new building and service changes.
April 2, 2013 — Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences will host a live simulcast of TEDMED 2013, April 16-19, during regular library hours. The University community is invited to join colleagues to listen to this provocative series of short, inspiring talks, curated by the well-known TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference series.
March 28, 2013 — Preservation Week returns to Cabell Library April 22-26. Preservation Week was begun in 2010 to promote the role of libraries and other institutions in preserving public and personal collections and treasures. This year, Patricia Selinger, Head of the Preservation Department, will demonstrate the art of book repair in the lobby from noon to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
March 22, 2013 — First Friday in April is full of VCU Libraries' connections and contributions, including RPI history, photobooks and housing opportunities in Richmond.
March 14, 2013 — On April 3, 1905, a photographer from the Detroit Publishing Co. captured hundreds of African Americans parading through the streets of Richmond, Va. The photo made it onto a postcard. Years later, an archivist for VCU Libraries spotted the postcard on an auction website. After a little digging, it inspired "Timeline of Emancipation Day Celebrations," a new online exhibit from James Branch Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives.
March 10, 2013 — Texting is the newest way to connect with VCU Libraries' research expertise. After spring break, text messages will be responded to around the clock, 24 hours a day when James Branch Cabell Library is open (Sunday 10 a.m. to Friday 10 p.m.) and on weekends.
March 10, 2013 — How scholars and artists share their work is changing. More and more, arts and humanities scholarship, creative activity and teaching occurs in the digital environment. VCU Libraries' new forum, "Digital Pragmata" (Digital Things) will explore these trends and techniques in modern scholarship, teaching and creative work.
March 8, 2013 — In 1800, a literate slave known as Gabriel planned a rebellion that was to involve a march into Richmond. Although the action was suppressed, it confirmed the growing outcry for justice and the volatility of the slave economy. VCU Libraries will host "Gabriel's Conspiracy: Exploring the Richmond Slave Rebellion of 1800" on Wednesday, March 13.
February 28, 2013 — World-renowned comic artist and illustrator Charles Vess, VCU alumnus and recipient of the Eisner and World Fantasy Awards, will visit the Monroe Park Campus under VCU Libraries sponsorship April 18. He will speak about his new book with novelist Charles de Lint, "The Cats of Tanglewood Forest" (Little Brown, 2013).
February 26, 2013 — VCU Libraries Associate University Librarian for Public Services Dennis T. Clark will speak at the University of Tennessee March 18 on re-imagining library services.
February 26, 2013 — "Sketchy Medicine," a new exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library, explores the use of graphic novels and comics as a resource for patients, medical professionals and caregivers.
February 26, 2013 — Save the dates: VCU Libraries hosts three sessions on digital scholarship March 26, April 25 and May 2. Registration for these free sessions for faculty and graduate students will open after spring break.
February 25, 2013 — Hartshorn Memorial College, a private school for African-American women, was founded in 1883 by Ebenezer Baptist Church. The school was located at the corner of Lombardy and Leigh Streets and merged with Virginia Union University in 1932. Richmonder Carmen Foster will speak about the history and legacy of Hartshorn Memorial College in "Another Untold Story of Race and Richmond" on March 28.
February 8, 2013 — A new exhibition at James Branch Cabell Library gives the Richmond community the opportunity to take down one wall to the Middle East: the language barrier. "Breaking Barriers: Arabic Poems for English Readers," a selection of poetry books from VCUQatar Libraries, is on view in Special Collections and Archives, Fourth Floor, James Branch Cabell Library through May 10.
February 8, 2013 — Faculty and staff from VCU Libraries and members of the Ex Libris company discussed the implentation of Alma, a pioneering piece of cloud-resident enterprise library software, at VCU Libraries in a Jan. 9 discussion that brought together librarians from across the region.
February 8, 2013 — VCU Libraries' Yuki Hibben will speak Sunday afternoon Feb. 10 at the University of Mary Washington Galleries in Fredericksburg. Her topic will be "Opening the Page: The Evolution of Artists' Books." She plans to discuss the history of artists' books and the value of artists' books in academic and studio programs.
February 1, 2013 — For the annual Black History Month Lecture February 5, Peter Neufeld, co-director of the Innocence Project, took the stage with Marvin Anderson, who was exonerated of wrongful conviction after serving 15 years in prison.
January 24, 2013 — Library highlights from January and February include a university librarian's appearance on the "Jack Gravely Show" and a major lecture on the Innocence Project and wrongful conviction.
January 23, 2013 — As one of the first major research universities to launch a pioneering new cloud-resident enterprise library platform, Virginia Commonwealth University hosted a Jan. 9 session designed to help other libraries around the world prepare for the next generation of library technologies.
January 10, 2013 — International students can receive special library tours and research workshops designed for them this spring. These workshops are a partnership between VCU Libraries and the Global Education Office.
January 9, 2013 — Building on its history of improving services through assessment of users' expressed needs and preferences, VCU Libraries will conduct such a survey in 2013. A full report on the 2011 survey is now available online. Many improvements have been made based on that data.
January 1, 2013 — VCU's School of Social Work is celebrating its 95 years of service during the 2012-2013 school year. An exhibit on the history of the school is on display at James Branch Cabell Library. The fourth floor exhibit shows rare materials from Special Collections and Archives.