March 25, 2016 — New oral history project led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and John Tyler Community College explores the experiences of former students of Goochland County’s Rosenwald Schools, which were among the nearly 5,000 built throughout the South in the early 20th century to educate African-American children.
August 3, 2016 — The annual Library Fest open house takes place Monday, Aug. 22, 2 to 4 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library.
July 25, 2016 — The Workshop gears up for its first academic year with the goal of building a community of makers, an official name and loads of cool stuff.
March 9, 2017 — Various newsletters for faculty.
February 19, 2016 — The community is invited to a new, participatory event on Feb. 26: A Read-In celebrating Black History Month. To take part in this literary afternoon, drop by the Lecture Hall in James Branch Cabell Library (Room 303) between noon and 4 p.m. on Feb. 26. Sign up for a five-minute reading slot and read from works authored by African-Americans or about African-Americans, Africans and the diaspora.
November 16, 2016 — Renovations at the MCV Campus Library are set to begin Dec. 16. No end date has been announced. Prepare for noise on the first-floor through January.
December 19, 2016 — During winter break, the libraries observe some schedule changes. Most of the academic year, James Branch Cabell Library is open around the clock. Hours are reduced during holidays and at breaks.
December 19, 2016 — Each year, hundreds of thousands of books are published. Out of those, a select few stand out to literary institutions for their outstanding qualities. Some lists to ponder.
December 6, 2016 — VCU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan and Delivery Services will not be provided during the VCU Winter Closing Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2017.
November 22, 2016 — Need an exam study break? Here are a few options from VCU Libraries.
November 29, 2016 — Before you break for break: Submit art for the big screen. The Cabell Big Screen committee seeks student work for regular Student Showcases as well as solo or thematic exhibits. The committee is now planning a year-end Student Showcase that will run through January 2017.
November 28, 2016 — James Branch Cabell Library will waive fines through a companion food drive Dec. 1-20 to help stock RamPantry@VCU, which provides nutritious and culturally appropriate emergency food to VCU students.
November 17, 2016 — Amid the divisiveness and negativity of the national political conversation, UNITY Project at Virginia Commonwealth University is aiming to spark a renewed spirit of optimism, camaraderie, inclusiveness and respect.
November 18, 2016 — 2016 National Book Award winner Colson Whitehead to deliver VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture Feb. 9, 2017.
November 16, 2016 — New digital gallery showcases the work and the library collection of The Encampment for Citizenship, which marks its 70th anniversary in November, 2016.
November 11, 2016 — VCU Libraries and School of Mass Communications and Culture partner on innovative Science Journalism class that teaches best practices in journalism and library research.
October 21, 2016 — Patient advocate shared her ideas and her art in visit to MCV Campus.
November 8, 2016 — VCU Libraries houses papers and materials used in filmmaker's unflinching portrayal of legendary professor and poet Larry Levis.
September 22, 2016 — VCU Libraries is a part of new African American History and Culture museum on the National Mall.
November 7, 2016 — Interior design students took their studies beyond the studio and into the real world developing concepts for the forum, the main public space in the new ICA. Samples of their work are on view at Cabell Library through Nov. 20. A conversation about the project is set for Nov. 16.
November 7, 2016 — The committee programming the Cabell Big Screen seeks student work for regular Student Showcases as well as solo or thematic exhibits.
October 14, 2016 — The Cabell Lecture Hall, in high demand by various on-campus groups, is now available for reservation requests through the VCU Event Management System.
September 27, 2016 — The Friends of VCU Libraries fall book sale, on hiatus during construction of the new library, returns Oct. 27-31 with help from a new partner, the VCU Emerging Leaders Program.
October 6, 2016 — The VCU Emerging Leaders Program announces 2016-17 projects. These benfit from proceeds from the Friends of VCU Libraries book sales.
September 20, 2016 — An innovative mass communications course aims to prepare students to explain science to the world. It also offers open-to-the-public sessions.
September 21, 2016 — Make the old new again in a contest that mixes archival materials with digital tools. Deadline is Oct. 14.
August 26, 2016 — James Branch Cabell Library is poised to debut its newly installed 400-square-foot outdoor screen that will showcase art, animation, video and information about scholarly work.
September 30, 2016 — Discussion and companion exhibit explore early days of LGBTQ activism at VCU and the start of the Gay Alliance of Students.
September 19, 2016 — A new film screening and discussion series invites participants to view top films and then explore truths and facts expressed in the medium. The first film is Waste Land.
September 16, 2016 — Patrons should expect noise and disruption in usual library routines Tuesday, Sept. 20-Monday, Sept. 26 because James Branch Cabell Library is host to several major events related to the Sept. 22-24 kick-off of the Make It Real campaign.
September 8, 2016 — Stand up for your right to read and participate in Banned Book Week activities at James Branch Cabell Library.
September 22, 2016 — James Branch Cabell Library has been named a 2016 New Landmark Library by Library Journal, widely viewed as the most trusted and respected publication for the library community.
September 21, 2016 — Richmond pioneer environmentalist Newton Ancarrow documented the flora of the James River in the '60s and '70s. Some of his valuable work is now digitized.
September 19, 2016 — New film and discussion series pairs screenings with critical thinking and research skills.
August 3, 2016 — Library users must work together to observe "quiet" and "silent" spaces.
August 24, 2016 — Talk and discussion on the changing U.S. Constitution set for Sept. 16.
September 14, 2016 — The Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee aims to raise $10,000 to buy new chairs in VCU’s first student-run, student-centric, Web-based crowdfunding effort.
September 6, 2016 — Faculty concerned about the high cost of textbooks are invited to explore alternatives at a VCU Libraries workshop during the fall semester.
September 4, 2016 — James Branch Cabell Library's big screen will play host to regular showcase of student work. Deadline for the first showcase is Sept. 15.
September 6, 2016 — Stop by The Workshop each Wednesday noon to 1 p.m. for hands-on demos and Q&A about tools and equipment.
August 29, 2016 — The Workshop hosts open house for faculty Friday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 24, 2016 — Angela Flournoy has won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year.
August 10, 2016 — This month, VCU Libraries reached the halfway point in its quest to raise $1 million in new gifts and pledges by June 30, 2017 to
August 9, 2016 — James Ghaphery will lead Scholarly Communications and Publishing, the first new division created by VCU Libraries in at least 20 years.
August 3, 2016 — Start strong and shine all year is the theme for Grad Fest, Wednesday, Aug. 24. The drop-in open house will be held 1 to 4 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library (Lecture Hall, Room 303).
March 2, 2016 — Patrons are still hearing more noise in James Branch Cabell Library than some would like and library leaders are responding to those concerns by revising expectations about which spaces are “silent” and “quiet.”
April 29, 2016 — James Ghaphery is VCU Libraries new Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Publishing.
August 3, 2016 — A collection of studies conducted in the Richmond area aimed at improving teaching and learning in K-12 schools has been posted online as part of Virginia Commonwealth University’s open-access publishing platform.
May 6, 2016 — Librarians on three continents developed the virtual library and classroom materials for the International Programme in Addiction Studies, a pioneering example of global collaboration in the academy.
July 25, 2016 — The line-up for the 2016-17 Real Life Film Series--documentaries on health science topics--announced.
June 21, 2016 — Meet Talicia Tarver, the new liaison to the School of Allied Health Professions.
July 15, 2016 — On June 30, 2016, VCU Libraries closed the books on a record fiscal year of philanthropy.
July 15, 2016 — VCU Libraries lifts fines on most overdue books effective July 15.
June 29, 2016 — Applications for 2016-17 Graduate Advisory Committee accepted through Aug. 31.
June 23, 2016 — Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives' service desk area will be closed Tuesday, June 28.
June 20, 2016 — Because of interest expressed by Central Virginia residents and members of the academic community, new tours are offered June-December.
June 10, 2016 — The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) and VCU Libraries collaborated on creating and teaching a new series of workshops June 6-10.
June 2, 2016 — Three new exhibits at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences showcase ophthalmology, medical illustrations of the eye and medical artifacts once used for cataract surgery.
May 31, 2016 — Friends of VCU Libraries tap student leadership group as partner for annual book sale.
May 20, 2016 — The book sale returns Oct. 27-31. Friends of VCU Libraries donors will receive admission to a preview sale on the morning of the first day.
May 18, 2016 — This spring, events sponsored by VCU Libraries or held in our buildings attracted a record-breaking total of 8,100 attendees. This is only 1,000 shy of the nearly 9,100 people who attended VCU Libraries events during the entire 2014–15 academic year.
April 29, 2016 — Submit photos of health care in action to Rams Reaching Out Photography Contest by Sept. 16.
May 20, 2016 — The VCU Department of English has just announced the semifinalists for this year's VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
May 18, 2016 — "Bringing Down Jim Crow: the Legal Battle in Virginia, 1933-1967" at the Supreme Court of Virginia features VCU Libraries digital collection photo of Farmville protestor in 1963.
May 18, 2016 — James Branch Cabell Library received the Excellence in Commercial Renovation Award at the Fan District Association Annual Meeting May 18.
May 12, 2016 — Teresa L. Knott will be sworn in as president of the board of the Medical Libraries Association at its May 13-18 conference in Toronto.
May 9, 2016 — Due to a change in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards, VCU Libraries' service desks can no longer accept phone payments beginning immediately.
May 6, 2016 — Global program prepares practitioners to fight addiction. A Virtual Library supports the international educational partnership among VCU, King's College London and the University of Adelaide.
May 6, 2016 — To celebrate the Anderson Gallery’s 45-year run of introducing innovative contemporary art to Richmond audiences and its vital role in the evolution of Virginia Commonwealth University, the VCU School of the Arts has published a commemorative 232-page book, Anderson Gallery: 45 Years of Art on the Edge.
May 1, 2016 — Advocates for good health are leading a "Let's Hear It! Hearing Loss Awareness" campaign in May.
February 26, 2016 — VCU Libraries Digital Collections and University Archives provides a window into the African-American experience at VCU and its predecessors.
February 11, 2016 — To commemorate Black History Month, the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences presents a display featuring resources that focus on African-Americans and health as well as the African-American experience and achievement in the health sciences.
May 1, 2016 — Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences is hosting exam season coffee breaks 3 to 5 p.m. May 1-5 and May 8-12. Find free coffee, tea and snacks at the library, located at 509 N. 12th St.
April 15, 2016 — At this latest installment of the Digital Pragmata series, panelists explore authorship and content in online publishing. How do we represent the best of print in the digital environment? How does digital publishing fit with the traditions and history of publishing?Claire Bourne, assistant professor in the VCU Department of English, moderates.
March 25, 2016 — VCU Libraries' book sale returns April 20 in partnership with VCU Emerging Leaders Program.
April 4, 2016 — Inspiration and creativity are not bound by disciplines. Libraries provide a crossroads for the exchange of ideas and exploration of materials across subject matters. That thinking brought Berwyn Hung, who teaches creativity, and his students to James Branch Cabell Library.
March 16, 2016 — March 15, 2016 was a day to remember. Hundreds of friends, alumni, faculty, staff and students celebrated the grand opening of the new Cabell Library.
March 21, 2016 — The first VCU Milton Paradise Lost Readathon takes place Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10 a.m. in the James Branch Cabell Library Reading Porch, third floor. All are welcome.
March 21, 2016 — VCU Libraries announces “James Branch Cabell: Man of Letters and Libraries,” marking the Grand Opening of the new Cabell Library and bringing a new generation to the library’s namesake, a prolific local writer considered to be one of the chief pioneers of fantasy writing. The online compendium is available for viewing at https://go.vcu.edu/aboutcabell
February 19, 2016 — Virginia Commonwealth University will offer a special exhibit of Wonder Woman’s famed invisible plane Wednesday, Feb. 24. This exhibit is a tribute to The Secret History of Wonder Woman, the 2016 VCU Common Book. The book’s author, Jill Lepore, is on campus Feb. 24-25 meeting with classes and giving a talk about the creation of Wonder Woman.
March 2, 2016 — Special Collections and Archives at Cabell Library will be open only by appointment March 7-14. To make an appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1108.
February 26, 2016 — Bigger, better Starbucks in Cabell Library now open.
March 3, 2016 — VCU Libraries to host NIH Library “Introduction to Clinical Genomic” workshop.
March 3, 2016 — VCU Libraries will hold a grand opening ceremony for Virginia Commonwealth University’s greatly expanded and renovated James Branch Cabell Library on March 15.
March 8, 2016 — Jack D. Spiro, D.H.L., Ed.D., the Harry Lyons Distinguished Chair in Judaic Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of the VCU Center for Judaic Studies, will deliver his final Brown-Lyons Lecture.
January 6, 2016 — VCU Libraries' Dennis Clark is among the 28 librarians selected by the Association of Research Libraries to participate in the 2016–2017 Leadership Fellows program.
March 5, 2016 — VCU Libraries' Dennis Clark is among the 28 librarians selected by the Association of Research Libraries to participate in the 2016–2017 Leadership Fellows program. In this Q&A, he reflects on leadership and academic libraries.
January 21, 2016 — After several days of short schedules or closings due to snow and unsafe road conditions, James Branch Cabell Library is open today, Monday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, following VCU's schedule, is closed.
January 23, 2016 — How the new, expanded Innovative Media department and its Workshop space on the Lower Level in Cabell Library can help faculty.
January 21, 2016 — VCU Libraries' poetry collection, already strong, is now a strategic priority as a Collection of Distinction. Humanities Collections Librarian Kevin Farley is leading the effort to enhance VCU Libraries' poetry holdings. An interview with Farley and grad student Emily Block explores the underlying values of this work.
January 5, 2016 — The "Sailor Jerry" and "Copyright for Creators" events scheduled scheduled for this week in the library are being rescheduled because of the impending snow. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope to see you on the new dates.
January 13, 2016 — VCU Libraries joins pioneering Open Library of Humanities to push forward open-access publishing
January 7, 2016 — VCU's Public Affairs department's annual rundown of most-read/most impact articles/items of the year includes VCU Libraries items.
January 6, 2016 — Cabell Library will close Friday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 a.m. This is a change from a previously announced MLK Day closure, which has been extended due to construction-related work on the granite floors.
January 5, 2016 — The first batch of books for consideration for the 2015 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award is here! We're seeking readers to help us review the books so that we can select the finalists to be sent to the judges for final selection of the winner. All current students, faculty, staff and Friends of VCU Libraries are welcome to participate.