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Fall semester tours set for Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 12.

July 20, 2017 — Cabell tours take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 12.  Full article »

News for Faculty

July 13, 2017 — Faculty newsletters are published each semester.  Full article »

2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award semi-finalists announced

June 28, 2017 — The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Committee tallied the scores from the many volunteer readers and has announced 12 strong semi-finalists. Full article »

VCU Libraries breaks events records in 2016-17 academic year

June 28, 2017 — Last year was busy, but this one was even busier. We look back on some recent accomplishments in library events and look forward to another two semesters packed with programming. Full article »

VCU Libraries secures Cabell Challenge grant

June 26, 2017 — Successful completion of the Cabell Challenge secures $2 million for libraries building improvements.   Full article »

Donate, please: Books needed for fall 2017 book sale

June 26, 2017 — The 2016 Friends of VCU Libraries book sale was so very successful, oue stock of donated materials was virtually exhausted. Please help us get ready for the October 26-30, 2017 sale by donating unwanted books to VCU Libraries.  Full article »

New online gallery honors MCV leaders' portraits

June 26, 2017 — MCV Campus Portrait Collection now partly available online. It  pays tribute to some of the university's early, dedicated servants.  Full article »

VCU Community: See VCU's famous fashion show May 22 at noon in Cabell Lecture Hall

May 11, 2017 — See the School of Arts annual fashion show May 22 at Cabell Library Lecture Hall.  Full article »

Faculty from Monroe Park and MCV campuses attend inaugural open textbooks workshops

May 5, 2017 — Inaugural open textbooks workshops bring 33 faculty to sessions.  Full article »

Communal work at Folger transcribathons creates access to rare materials

April 10, 2017 — One of the emerging and expanding roles of libraries is the creation of scholarship. This work, which adds to the ongoing role of libraries to provide protection, perservation and access to scholarship, is explored in a transcribathon partnership with the respected Folger Shakespeare Library. Full article »

Game collection maturing to meet diverse interests

May 2, 2017 — VCU Libraries collects video games that have significant artistic and cultural value to meet the growing interest of students and faculty in the fields of animation, multimedia, digital worlds and gaming. Full article »

Early adoption of a new technological foundation puts VCU on the leading edge, ensures broad access to digital materials and introduces efficiencies

May 2, 2017 — Alma automated system pushes VCU Libraries' collection to the cloud and beyond.  Full article »

Find study skills advice in books in special section of Cabell

April 28, 2017 — If you need a little exam season inspiration, consider exploring books about time management, study skills and more.  Full article »

VCU Libraries' free two-day workshop explores consumer health information

March 15, 2017 — VCU Libraries invites colleagues to a two-day workshop.  Full article »

Consumer health expert at VCU Libraries studies information needs of patients with rare cancers

April 17, 2017 — A VCU librarian’s doctoral research fills a significant gap in the medical and library literature about the information needs of patients with rare cancers. Full article »

2017 News

The Workshop at Cabell Library hosts virtual reality art/science installation Saturday, April 15

April 12, 2017 — The Workshop at Cabell Library hosts a VR session, The Machine To Be Another, Saturday, April 15, noon to 6 p.m.   Full article »

Parade and dedication celebrates VCU Libraries' Holocaust Torah

April 10, 2017 — The noisy parade of the Torah preceded its official dedication and placement on display at Cabell Library. Full article »

Seven faculty projects selected for VCU's inaugural Affordable Course Content Awards

April 7, 2017 — Seven faculty projects have been selected for VCU's inaugural Affordable Course Content Awards.   Full article »

Cobblestone Campus remembered in RPI History Wall developed in part by VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives

April 7, 2017 — Special Collections and Archives contributes to creation of new RPI History Wall.  Full article »

Your voice matters: Library quality survey opens March 21

March 17, 2017 — VCU Libraries seeks faculty and student input in LibQUAL survey. Full article »

In a significant move, VCU Libraries joins respected HathiTrust, a vast digital library

April 4, 2017 — In a significant step toward the cooperative preservation of cultural records, VCU Libraries is the newest member to join HathiTrust's vast digital library.  Full article »

To combat 'alternative facts,' VCU Libraries launches campaign to encourage students to #VetYourSources

February 22, 2017 — Information literacy campaign combats "fake news."  Full article »

Teaching faculty and librarians to discuss how students best learn to think critically about bias and sources

April 4, 2017 — VCU Libraries invites faculty to conversation about how to better help students vet their sources.  Full article »

Poet Gregory Kimbrell reads

March 28, 2017 — VCU Libraries Events and Programs Coordinator Gregory Kimbrell will be on stage, rather than behind-the-scenes, for the April 19 Meet VCU's Authors events. Full article »

‘Performing Statistics’ exhibit in Cabell reflects Common Book themes

March 28, 2017 — A thought-provoking exhibition that offers insights from people inside the U.S. juvenile justice system will be on view April 10-14 at James Branch Cabell Library. Full article »

Artist-in-Residence Noah Scalin brings his creative sprint to Cabell Library

March 27, 2017 — School of Business Artist-in-Residence stages a "creative sprint" in April with ICA and VCU Libraries as partners. Full article »

Alumna's generous gift pushes VCU Libraries campaign forward

January 27, 2017 — Alumna Stephanie Lawson Holt (B.S. ‘74/Ed) has included a $335,000 planned gift in her estate plan to benefit three passions that she also sees as pillars of the community and the university: the libraries, teaching and the arts. Full article »

VCU Library screens professor-produced documentary on history and impact of gerrymandering in Virginia

January 26, 2017 — Mass communication professor's film on gerrymandering to be screened on campus at Cabell Library Feb. 13.  Full article »

VCU Libraries sponsors Black History Month events

January 27, 2017 — Full schedule of Black History Month includes several VCU Libraries events.  Full article »

ProQuest down 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28-29.

January 27, 2017 — ProQuest system down 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28-29. Full article »

To ease students’ financial burden, VCU offers faculty incentives to adopt free or low-cost textbook alternatives

January 30, 2017 — A new initiative at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking to help cut the costs for students by encouraging VCU faculty members to adopt or create free or low-cost alternatives to expensive textbooks and course materials. Full article »

February sessions brief faculty on VCU's new affordable textbooks initiative and financial awards

February 1, 2017 — Faculty are invited to attend February informational sessions about affordable textbook projects.  Full article »

Alumna's gift moves VCU Libraries much closer to meeting $1 million matching grant

December 19, 2016 — $760,000 raised to meet the match. Full article »

As the sun sets, the sun will rise at Cabell Library

February 8, 2017 — “Solstice” is the first long-form work created specifically for the Cabell Big Screen.   Full article »

Author tells the story behind his award-winning ‘Underground Railroad’ novel

February 10, 2017 — Author Colson Whitehead detailed his journey to becoming a writer and the story behind “The Underground Railroad” at VCU Libraries’ 15th annual Black History Month Lecture. Full article »

Amid uncertainty over U.S. government’s science policies, VCU librarian leads call to preserve public access to information

February 15, 2017 — Medical librarians affirm core values and express concern over “recent government policies that threaten our fundamental beliefs and principles.” Full article »

Tompkins-McCaw exhibition showcases incredible medical, scientific illustrations by VCUarts students, alumni

February 28, 2017 — A new art show at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences features medical and scientific illustrations. Full article »

Wednesdays in the Workshop Returns

February 28, 2017 — Virtual reality, anyone? Want to learn to sew? Stargaze using VCU Libraries' telescope? Join free sessions that explore equipment and technologies.  Full article »

VCU Libraries hosts open houses, tours and more for Employee Appreciation Week

March 2, 2017 — Monday, March 6, the libraries on both campuses open their doors with a special warm welcome to VCU employees as part of Employee Appreciation Week organized by the Staff Senate.  Full article »

New online gallery honors comic artist great Will Eisner

March 7, 2017 — VCU Libraries launches a new online exhibit and offers a Big Screen show as fans and followers of comic artist Will Eisner (1917-2005) worldwide are celebrating his creativity and contributions to the comic arts field during Will Eisner Week (March 1-7).  Full article »

Watch the Rams on the Cabell Screen

March 15, 2017 — The Cabell Library Lecture Hall big screen will be tuned to the basketball game Thursday evening.  Full article »

Graduate students: Need some inspiration for your posters?

March 16, 2017 — Starting the week of March 20, posters from 2016 Annual Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit are on digital display in VCU's libraries. Full article »

New this semester: Tuesday and Wednesday library tours

January 11, 2017 — Free 30-minute tours of James Branch Cabell Library will be given every Tuesday at 4 p.m. and every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Full article »

Folger Shakespeare Library Transcribathon returns to Cabell Library April 7

April 5, 2017 — Just in time for Shakespeare's birthday, the Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern Manuscripts Online project returns to VCU April 7.  Full article »

Time-lapse video captures the energy of exam season at James Branch Cabell Library

May 11, 2017 — Time-lapse video captures the energy of exam season at James Branch Cabell Library Full article »


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