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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 »

Folger Shakespeare Library Transcribathon returns to Cabell Library Friday, 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 Friday, April 7.  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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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


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