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--who are always welcome in the libraries--as part of Employee Appreciation Week organized by the Staff Senate. If you have not visited the libraries in awhile, you'll find fresh furnishings and art-filled walls.
Open houses at both libraries will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tours will be offered at James Branch Cabell Library at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m.
Tours will be offered at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at noon and 12:30 p.m.
At Tompkins-McCaw, staff will be greeting VCU and VCU Health employees in the foyer of the library with light refreshments and information about the library and the Community Health Education Center, one of the few consumer health libraries of its kind. It is located in the Gateway Building.
At Cabell, attendees are invited to seek out information about:
Community Digitization Program VCU Libraries seeks community partners interested in digitizing and exposing their special collections, archival records, photographs, publications and other documents. VCU Libraries has the professional infrastructure and experience to support the full digitization lifecycle, including capture, description, online presentation and preservation. Learn more about our 15 years of experience with digital collections and more than 41,000 digital objects. Lower level
The Workshop, home to Innovative Media. All in the VCU community--including staff and faculty--are invited to use this space to make and create.
The department provides resources and expert help in three main areas: multimedia production via circulating media creation equipment, a video studio, and an audio studio; hands-on “making,” providing access to equipment such as 3D printers, a laser cutter/engraver, sewing machines, more; and an emphasis on emerging technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Lower level
The library's namesake and The Cabell Room, near the Special Collections and Archives department. The Special Collections and Archives department provides access to rare publications and primary source materials. Collections at Cabell Library include book art, comic arts, manuscripts and rare books and periodicals. The Cabell Room, a replica of a Virginia gentleman's library located on the fourth floor, will be open for viewing. Come learn about the life and work of Richmond writer James Branch Cabell and see volumes and furnishings from his personal library and home.