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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Grad students needed for library advisory committee

May 17, 2018 — Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences is now accepting applications from graduate students for 2018-19 seats on its Graduate Advisory Committee. 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 »

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 »


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