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2018 News

New campus exhibit at Cabell Library is an uplifting showcase for first-generation students

November 7, 2018 — New Cabell Library exhibit, created by staff and faculty in the Division of Strategic Enrollment Mgement, features portraits of students — and an inspirational quote from each first-gen student.  Full article »

Student art exhibit "50: a measure, a marker, a milestone" carries $500 prize

November 6, 2018 — VCU Libraries invites student submissions for anniversary exhibit "50: a measure, a marker, a milestone"   Full article »

Loaner laptop kiosks broken, check out laptops from the IT Support Center beginning Nov. 26.

November 6, 2018 — Loaner laptop kiosks down for semester. Get loaners from IT Support Center. Full article »

Qualitative Brown Bag series starts Nov. 12, focusing on research methodology and pro strategies

October 25, 2018 — VCU Libraries is launching a new series of lunchtime brown bag events on qualitative research. In celebration of the new VCU Graduate Credential in Qualitative Research, librarians will be sharing resources, doing training and leading discussion about qualitative research. Full article »

Folger Shakespeare Library Transcribathon to be held Nov. 9

October 25, 2018 — VCU hosts its third transcribathon Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Cabell Library Lecture Hall (Room 303). Full article »

Inaugural GIS Day set for Nov. 14. Talk proposals due by Nov. 8.

October 15, 2018 — VCU Libraries organizes GIS Day, open to all.  Full article »

Laura Gariepy named Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning

October 15, 2018 — Newly named Associated University Librarian Laura W. Gariepy to oversee all aspects of learning, teaching and research. Full article »

Meet Stacey Wahl: New Research and Education Librarian brings years of science experience to post

October 15, 2018 — Q&A interview with new research and education librarian Stacey Wahl. Full article »

VCU Libraries will survey faculty needs and priorities beginning Oct. 22

September 28, 2018 — What do faculty need in the digital age? VCU Libraries invites all teaching and research faculty to help answer that key question and more in the national Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey. The confidential survey will be administered by email Oct. 22-Nov. 16. Full article »

School of Medicine’s Thomson receives travel award to OpenCon 2018

September 28, 2018 — School of Medicine faculty member to respresent VCU at OpenCon in Toronto. Full article »

Consumer health library experts teach free continuing ed workshops for VCU Health clinical staff during October

September 28, 2018 — VCU Health clinical health care staff and providers invited to free workshops on health literacy.  Full article »

Health Sciences library hosts related programs on violence against women during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 21, 2018 — Exhibits, a film and a discussion mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Full article »

VCU Libraries screens talked-about 'Paywall: The Business of Scholarship' Oct. 25

September 19, 2018 — New documentary exposing the ugly profiteering side of academic research set to show on campus Oct. 25.  Full article »

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Stitt Library joins Social Welfare History Image Portal partnership

September 19, 2018 — Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Stitt Library joins the Social Welfare History Image Portal’s as partner organization. VCU Libraries leads this national consortium providing archival images and access to collections nationwide.  Full article »

VCU librarian selected for national open education fellowship

September 10, 2018 — Librarian's participation in national fellowship program will boster VCU's initiatives in affordable texts and open access scholarly communications.  Full article »

Join new community of practice: Research Communication Interest Group forming at meetups.

September 7, 2018 — Informal meetups set for Sept. 18 and 19 for VCU people interested in communication and research. Full article »

Real Life Film Series opens Sept. 27 with 'Clinica de Migrantes', a film with ties to the VCU Common Book

September 7, 2018 — Real Life Film Series features six documentaries that showcase issues of human health.  Full article »

Hernán Díaz, author of ‘In the Distance,’ wins VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

September 6, 2018 — Outsanding first novel tells sweeping story of one man's suffering and discoveries.  Full article »

Nobel Week brings pop-up libraries on laureates and their legacies

September 6, 2018 — Special book displays will be set up for Nobel Week Oct. 1-8. Full article »

VCU Libraries hosts Archives Fest Oct. 5

September 5, 2018 — Archives Fest, an open house with tables staffed by archivists, will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the library at 901 Park Ave., Richmond. Full article »

Robust slate of new webinars on health sciences topics reaches students at their convenience

September 5, 2018 — New webinars cover myriad of health sciences and library resources topics.  Full article »

Annual Friends book sale returns Oct. 26-31

August 23, 2018 — The Friends of VCU Libraries' fall book sale returns Oct. 26-31 to Cabell Library. Again, proceeds benefit library programs and service projects of the VCU Emerging Leaders Program. Full article »

VCU Libraries offers travel scholarship to international conference on openness in education and research

August 2, 2018 — VCU Libraries will give one scholarship for international OpenCon in Toronto. Full article »

VCU student chosen for national research libraries fellowship

August 1, 2018 — VCU student selected for elite Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence. Full article »

Library Fest open house welcomes new Rams Monday, Aug. 20, 2 to 4 p.m.

July 31, 2018 — The annual Library Fest open house takes place Monday, Aug. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library. Full article »

After National Guideline Clearinghouse shutdown: Find clinical guidelines in these library resources

July 16, 2018 — In wake of loss of federally-funded information clearinghouse, turn to these sources for evidence based clinical guidelines.  Full article »

Kaveh Akbar wins 21st annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Calling a Wolf a Wolf’

July 13, 2018 — Kaveh Akbar, winner of the 2018 Levis Reading Prize for his poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” will do a reading Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the James Branch Cabell Library, followed by a reception in his honor. Full article »

VCU Libraries and Grad School host inaugural Summer Camp for dissertation and thesis planning Aug. 15

July 3, 2018 — Registration open for Aug. 15 dissertation/thesis planning camp.  Full article »

Centennials, Celebrations and Commemorations: New exhibit in the School of Nursing reflects on past milestones

June 20, 2018 — Special Collections and Archives at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences organized the Heritage Room exhibit. It’s a visual review of previous milestones -- 1938 (Medical College of Virginia’s centennial), 1968 (School of Nursing’s 75th anniversary), 1993 (their centennial) and 2013 (120th anniversary). Full article »

VCU English department announces Cabell First Novelist finalists

June 13, 2018 — The three finalists for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award have just been announced. Full article »

Center for Research Libraries honors VCU project for providing access to primary sources

May 21, 2018 — VCU Libraries’ Social Welfare History Image Portal is the 2018 recipient of The Center for Research Libraries’ Primary Source Award for Acces. Full article »

Another Best Year Ever for Events

May 18, 2018 — With a month still left in the 2017–18 fiscal year, VCU Libraries has already hosted 352 events, nearly 100 more than in 2016–17, making this our busiest and most productive year ever for events. Full article »

The Workshop participates in Sound Arts Richmond

May 21, 2018 — Series of exhibits, educational sessions, sensory experiences and more held at universities, museums, galleries, parks, on websites and in other spheres includes two free VCU Libraries sessions. Full article »

Diverse faculty projects receive affordable course content grants for 2018-19

May 14, 2018 — Five new affordable course content faculty projects in progress.  Full article »

Anderson Gallery catalogues now available free online through Scholars Compass

February 9, 2018 — Two art exhibition catalogues originally published by the Anderson Gallery are now available online through VCU Libraries’ free online repository Scholars Compass.   Full article »

Tammy Sugarman to serve as new Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget

May 3, 2018 — New appointee to join senior leadership team at VCU Libraries.  Full article »

Winners of the inaugural student book collecting project announced

May 3, 2018 — After evaluating the nature, scope and rationale of a wide range of different types of book collections submitted for the first VCU Student Book Collecting Contest, the judging panel has announced the 2017–18 winners and runners-up. Full article »

VCU librarians monitor cancellations of academic publishers’ “big deals” due to mounting costs

May 3, 2018 — Florida State’s conundrum about how to deal with pricey academic publishers is shared by many research libraries. Journal “big deals” resemble cable or satellite TV packages in which the consumer’s choice is limited and the prices are high.  Full article »

Meet Nina Exner: New research data librarian brings 20 years experience and offers best practices in managing research studies

March 27, 2018 — New faculty member helps peers with research data management.  Full article »

Three VCU professors to discuss "Hidden Figures" at Feb. 21 event

January 18, 2018 — Discussants with expertise in 20th century history and diversity participate in Hidden Figures screening Feb. 21.   Full article »

On the go? New to VCU? Get the new VCU Libraries app.

April 19, 2018 — New VCU Libraries app helps you find library services with ease.  Full article »

Food for Fines project helps hungry students and those with library fines

April 16, 2018 — Giftst to RamPantry benefit library users who owe fines.  Full article »

Undergraduate students: Apply for library inclusive excellence fellowship by April 26

March 12, 2018 — VCU undergrads eligible for Association of Research Libraries fellowship must apply by April 26.  Full article »

Students: End-of-semester submissions needed for Spring-Summer Cabell Screen Student Showcase

March 27, 2018 — Students: Submit end-of-semester projects to Cabell Screen.  Full article »

Cabell's new ‘Fall Line’ evokes Richmond’s James River

March 19, 2018 — A wood sculpture—and functional bench—that evokes the seven-mile section of the James River that runs through Richmond was installed in the lobby of James Branch Cabell Library during spring break.  Full article »

Nia Rodgers named new librarian liaison for Wilder School and political science department

March 27, 2018 — Stephani ("Nia") Rodgers becomes the new Public Affairs Research Librarian, effective April 10, 2018. Full article »

New benefits for alumni usher in a new era of library access after graduation

April 19, 2018 — All alumni have library access now.  Full article »

Milestones: VCU Libraries celebrates 3 millionth volume in 2018

February 28, 2018 — VCU Libraries marks 3 million collection milestone with a trio of events honoring authors and representative additions.  Full article »

Q&A: Megan Shockley on activist women in Virginia then and now

March 12, 2018 — Historian discusses progressive women in Virginia.  Full article »

Journal Menorah Review now on VCU's free digital scholarly platform Scholars Compass

March 12, 2018 — Menorah Review is now available on VCU's free scholarly platform Scholars Compass. Full article »

Book Art Collection showcased in March 22 CURRENTS art fair event

March 6, 2018 — James Branch Cabell Library is participating in a community, inaugural CURRENT Art Fair that focuses on art books with a March 22 open house and show-and-tell about the library's significant Book Art Collection.  Full article »

Chamber Music in Cabell Library, March 14

March 2, 2018 — Take a moment from your day to pause and enjoy some music in the lobby of Cabell Library. Wednesday, March 14, between 2:15 and 3:15 p.m., students from the VCU Department of Music, instructed by Professor Susanna Klein, will perform a selection of classical pieces beside the main staircase on the first floor of Cabell. Full article »

VCU Libraries receives Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

February 15, 2018 — VCU Libraries honored with the 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award recognizing staff at college, university and community college libraries for providing exemplary programs, resources and services. Full article »

Explore and learn about architecture and art of Franklin Street Artistic Mansions

February 21, 2018 — Popular retired professor and speaker Charles Brownell, Ph.D., talks and leads tour on Franklin Street manses April 7. Full article »

VCU Libraries hosts tour of Folger Shakespeare Library during A-10 in D.C.

February 22, 2018 — VCU Libraries hosts tour of Folger Library during A-10 tourney in D.C.  Full article »

As the ‘Black Panther’ film debuts in theaters, VCU Libraries’ resident comics expert talks the history and cultural impact of the iconic black superhero

February 13, 2018 — With “Black Panther” debuting in theaters Friday, Cindy Jackson, library specialist for comic arts, discussed the role. Full article »

Tompkins-McCaw Library launches Technology Tuesdays, Innovative Media programs on the MCV Campus

January 23, 2018 — New this semester: Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences hosts Technology Tuesdays, bringing Innovative Media presentations to the MCV Campus.  Full article »

Virus detective: VCU alumnus stands at the forefront of flu research

February 13, 2018 — Flu expert Jeffery Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D. (M.D.’86/M; Ph.D.’87/M) to deliver Sanger Series lecture Feb. 19. Full article »

Student voices needed: How much did you pay for textbooks this semester?

February 1, 2018 — VCU Libraries invites students to share their insights about textbook costs in an interactive exercise in the library, on an online form and on social media.  Full article »

VCU Libraries launches new series of Advance Your Research webinars

January 18, 2018 — New, convenient webinars offer essential training on using key library resources.  Full article »

Faculty: Apply for new affordable course grants by April 16

January 16, 2018 — Faculty invited to apply for affordable course content grants by April 16.  Full article »

Wednesdays in the Workshop explore gaming, virtual reality, podcasting, bookbinding, sewing, animation, drones and more

January 18, 2018 — Spring semester schedule for Wednesdays in the Workshop. Full article »

Sign up for webinars on citation management options

January 15, 2018 — VCU Libraries offers a series of webinars about citation management platforms this spring semester. Full article »

Faculty: Apply by Jan. 31 for new state grants to support transition to affordable course materials

December 12, 2018 — New grants will reduce text costs for students. Faculty should apply by Jan. 31, 2019. Full article »

VCU Libraries sets January 7-8 dissertation and thesis writing retreat

November 30, 2018 — Start off your New Year on the right track at dissertation and thesis writing retreat Jan. 7 and 8.  Full article »

Interlibrary loan and delivery services closes for break Dec. 21; Request materials now

November 29, 2018 — VCU Libraries' interlibrary loan and delivery services will be closed Dec. 21 to Jan. 2. Researchers are encouraged to submit requests early in December.  Full article »

Make a collaborative, commemorative zine as part of VCU at 50 symposium Nov. 30

November 29, 2018 — Zine collection inspires community workshop at 50th commemoration Nov. 30. Full article »

Medical student researcher credits VCU Librarian Cyrus with aiding his success

October 15, 2018 — Med student researches rural health care topics with help from health sciences librarian. Full article »

'Ex Libris: Traces of Ownership' explores the telling evidence people leave behind in their books

November 20, 2018 — New online exhibit explores ephemera and revealing notes and items left in rare books found in Special Collections and Archives at Cabell Library. Full article »

Food for Fines stocks RamPantry and waives library fines Nov. 25-Dec. 18

November 13, 2018 — VCU Libraries will host a food drive Nov. 25-Dec. 18 to stock RamPantry @ VCU, which provides nutritious and culturally appropriate emergency food to VCU students.    Full article »

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