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  • 2018-19 another record year for events at VCU Libraries
    February 10, 2020 — Every year VCU Libraries manages somehow to break its previous event records. This year, 2018–19, the libraries hosted 594 events with a combined attendance of approximately 32,000. That’s an increase of 208 events and 6,970 attendees from the year before.
  • Richmond Indie Comics Expo showcase at Cabell Library
    November 13, 2019 — 80 local artists will showcase their work this weekend as the first Richmond Indie Comic Expo soars into Cabell Library.
  • Students present ideas about accessibility in interactive symposium
    April 24, 2019 — Students present research findings in Access4All Friday, April 26.
  • Students needed for Tompkins-McCaw Library advisory committee
    July 1, 2019 — Health sciences library seeks student volunteers for working group. 
  • Faculty: Apply by Sept. 30 for state grants to switch to open or no-cost course materials
    June 17, 2019 — Virtual Library of Virginia grants available for faculty. Awards of $1,000 to $30,000 are available. VCU librarians will help with grant applications. 
  • Faculty: Apply now for a 2019 Affordable Course Content Award
    April 23, 2019 — Financial support now available to faculty for 2019 projects that adopt zero-cost resources or create openly-licensed alternatives to expensive textbooks.
  • Diverse faculty projects receive affordable course content grants for 2019-20
    August 7, 2019 — Six new projects will broaden VCU's affordable course content options.
  • Made in the Workshop: Student's 3D images will make historic house museum's collection more accessible
    March 13, 2019 — Visitors who cannot climb stairs can see artifacts from Agecroft Hall's second floor because of 3D image technology from VCU Libraries.
  • Social Welfare Projects and partners grow in 2018-19
    September 4, 2019 — During FY19, two web-based resources grew and served thousands of users. 
  • Two VCU undergraduates receive Association of Research Libraries Inclusive Excellence Fellowships for 2019-20
    July 30, 2019 — VCU Libraries to host two ARL fellows this academic year. Librarians will train and mentor them.
  • Undergraduate students: Apply for library inclusive excellence fellowship by April 26
    March 18, 2019 — VCU students: Apply for fellowship in librarianship by April 26. 
  • VCU Libraries contributes to online exhibit “Enslaved People in the Southeast” curated by Southeastern research libraries consortium.
    November 1, 2019 — VCU Libraries contributes to online exhibit “Enslaved People in the Southeast” curated by Southeastern research libraries consortium. 
  • Sept. 17-18 bed bugs inspection complete: All study areas open at Cabell Library
    September 18, 2019 — Professional pest inspection shows library building free of bed bugs. All study areas are open. 
  • VCU Libraries investigating reports of bed bugs in Cabell Library
    September 13, 2019 — Cabell Library employees received reports of bed bugs in two parts of the building early in the morning on Friday, September 13. Pest control specialists were called in to treat the affected areas. Subsequent inspections, including a complete building inspection with a dog and handler who specialize in detecting bed bugs, have now confirmed that Cabell Library shows no evidence of bed bugs.
  • VCU Libraries' discussion on African-American veterans highlights Black History Month events at VCU
    January 29, 2019 — February is packed with opportunities to explore Black history from varied vantage points. 
  • Virginia research libraries issue joint letter in support of University of California System decision on Elsevier
    April 18, 2019 — Virginia research libraries issue joint statement on unsustainable, soaring "Big Deals" journal expenses. 
  • Now accepting submissions for the VCU Student Book-collecting Contest
    August 22, 2019 — All VCU students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to submit to the VCU Student Book-collecting Contest, which recognizes students who have developed thoughtful and purposeful collections of books, manuscripts or other material textual works.
  • Brandeis Library becomes 12th partner to join Social Welfare History Image Portal
    February 4, 2019 — VCU Libraries welcomes Brandeis Library as the 12th partner to join the award-winning Social Welfare History Image Portal, which presents archival materials related to the history of social reform and social welfare in the United States. 
  • Cabell Screen exhibits showcase student and alumni work and teaching projects
    December 2, 2019 — Round-up of recent exhibits on the Cabell Screen illustrates variety of partnerships and shows. 
  • Public affairs librarian and political scientist launch “Civil Discourse” podcast
    July 23, 2019 — Podcast explores how government can and should work without the rancor of partisanship but rather with understanding and expertise.
  • Apply by Aug. 29 for undergraduate advisory committee
    August 5, 2019 — Cabell Library seeks students for advisory committee. 
  • Community engagement librarian receives national honor for excellence in service to LGBTQIA+ community
    February 20, 2019 — The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table honors Donna Coghill.
  • National award honoree reflects on advocacy for the LGBTQIA community and change at VCU
    June 20, 2019 — The American Library Association's Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community recognizes a library or librarian for service to  the GLBT community. 
  • ‘Evicted,’ which reveals impact of national eviction crisis, is VCU’s 2019 Common Book
    February 28, 2019 — Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  is VCU's 2019 Common Book.
  • Friends of VCU Libraries invites students and recent alumni to submit artwork for $500 prize
    March 1, 2019 — Friends of VCU Libraries offer $500 design prize for artwork capturing essence of the libraries. Students and alumni invited to submit work.
  • Friends of VCU Libraries' design winner focuses on collaboration
    April 5, 2019 — Friends of VCU Libraries announces contest winner.  
  • VCU Libraries is key partner in Digital Virginias, newest hub of Digital Public Library of America.
    January 9, 2019 — New for spring semester, a new digital resource makes Virginia materials available to all. 
  • Ling Ma wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘Severance’
    July 2, 2019 — Event for annual Cabell First Novelist Award set for Nov. 12 at Cabell Library. 
  • Readers wanted for the 2019 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award contest
    February 12, 2019 — Looking for something new to read? Books for consideration for the 2019 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award are now available for checkout in Cabell Libarary. Find them on the small shelf next to the lockers on the first floor.
  • "Food for Fines" benefits RamPantry
    April 1, 2019 — Owe fines? Donate food and get forgiven. 
  • Virginia Library Association honors Friends of VCU Libraries
    June 18, 2019 — The Awards & Recognition Committee of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) honors Friends of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries with 2019 award. 
  • VCU Libraries’ gender-inclusive report shares ideas for better service
    January 18, 2019 — Report on gender-inclusive library services and spaces published on Scholars Compass.
  • Student advisory committee valued by Tompkins-McCaw Library leadership
    January 8, 2019 — Committee advises library leadership on students' needs and wants. 
  • In remembrance of Jack Hansan: Founder and guiding light of the Social Welfare History Project and a cherished supporter
    August 16, 2019 — VCU Libraries leadership remembers pioneer and philanthropist Jack Hansan.
  • VCU librarian Hillary Miller appointed to key national and international open access groups
    October 8, 2019 — Scholarly Communications Librarian Hillary Miller named to two national and international organizations.
  • Medical librarian honored with 2019 VCU interprofessional award
    May 9, 2019 — Emily J. Hurst, Tompkins-McCaw Library Deputy Director and Head of Research and Education, is recognized as a champion of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU.
  • Hurst named to selective national leadership development program
    August 19, 2019 — Tompkins-McCaw librarian chosen for august leadership development program. 
  • Innovations in Teaching and Outreach 2018-19
    November 1, 2019 — Recent innovations in teaching and outreach include these 10 items from the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Important changes start Nov. 1 for Kanopy video streaming
    October 4, 2019 — Unlimited access to Kanopy ends for some categories. Plan ahead to reserve for courses. 
  • Mothers' Room now open at Tompkins-McCaw Library
    January 15, 2019 — Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St., now offers a lactation room for nursing parents.
  • Ladd leads national consumer health caucus
    May 17, 2019 — Community Health Education Center Librarian, Dana Ladd, PhD., is the new Chair Elect and Membership Committee Chair of the Medical Library Association (MLA)’s Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS). 
  • Poet Jenny Xie wins 22nd annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Eye Level’
    July 8, 2019 — The prize, honoring the memory of the poet Larry Levis, who was a VCU faculty member when he died in 1996, will be presented Oct. 14 at Cabell Library. 
  • Library Fest introduces students to library services and spaces and provides key information about campus life
    August 12, 2019 — All students welcome to Library Fest Monday, Aug. 19. 
  • As Mad magazine disappears from newsstands, VCU’s comics expert looks back on its 67-year history
    July 29, 2019 — Cindy Jackson, library specialist for comic arts at VCU Libraries,discusses Mad magazine's groundbreaking influence.
  • VCU Business Librarians help marketing class discover consumer insights
    August 30, 2019 — Business Librarians support School of Business class on consumer behavior and marketing.
  • Megan Hodge to head new Teaching and Learning Department
    October 25, 2019 — New head and new department start Oct. 25. 
  • Koenig to research professionalism among health sciences librarians
    April 23, 2019 — Medical Library Association awards grants to Tompkins-McCaw's Rachel Koenig.
  • In-hospital library renamed VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library
    August 15, 2019 — To better reflect its function and mission. VCU’s consumer health library,  the Community Health Education Center has a new name: VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library. Its purpose remains the same.
  • New online resources augment the research experience
    December 1, 2019 — Round-up of recently acquiried online resources for 2018-19 academic year.
  • New This Semester: makerspace and more on the MCV Campus, plus expanded hours, Science Hub drop-in hours and more
    August 26, 2019 — Change is always in the air at VCU.  Here are a few items of note that are new for fall semester 2019.
  • VCU Libraries' Open Access Fund accepting applications for 2019-20
    July 8, 2019 — Apply for funds to support publication of your research articles in peer-reviewed open journals. 
  • Health Sciences Library sets open houses for Aug. 20 and 28
    July 1, 2019 — Two open houses set for Aug. 20 and 28.
  • Faculty: Open Textbook Workshops set for 2020
    December 3, 2019 — Faculty invited to sign up for stipends and workshops. 
  • Faculty and grad students: Share and manage your academic work with a universal ID
    February 28, 2019 — VCU Libraries supports the concept of a universal ID for improving scholarly communication. Here's how to sign up and why it matters.
  • In Remembrance: Memorial service set for Dr. Ed Peeples Nov. 2 at Cabell Library
    October 16, 2019 — Memorial for emeritus faculty member Dr. Ed Peeples will be held Nov. 2. 
  • How the consumer health library in the VCU Medical Center serves patients, their families and the community
    August 15, 2019 — Q&A with Health and Wellness Librarian Dana Ladd, Ph.D., details how this library helps patients, their families an health care providers. 
  • Know and honor the noise level rules for Cabell Library
    January 29, 2019 — While the lower level, first and second floors allow conversation, Cabell's third floor is a quiet floor. The fourth floor is for silent study.
  • Real Life Film Series returns with new, provocative healthcare documentaries
    July 25, 2019 — The Real Life Film Series, hosted yearly by Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, returns with a new selection of non-fiction films relevant to current events and topics in global health. 
  • After emergency repairs, online repository Scholars Compass up and running
    May 9, 2019 — The vendor completed emergency maintenance of Scholars Compass Thursday May 9 at 1:30 a.m. The system is working again. 
  • Science Hub Student Hours designed to strengthen new students’ connections to math and sciences
    July 30, 2019 — New open hours bring science faculty in regular contact with beginning STEM students at Cabell Library.
  • Sept. 26: Cabell Library investigating student’s report of bed bugs in building
    September 26, 2019 — Cabell Library removes chairs and schedules treatment for bed bugs. 
  • Medical librarian helps prep oral health papers for landmark Surgeon General’s Report
    June 13, 2019 — VCU medical librarian Erica Brody helps oral health experts writing research papers for major 2020 Surgeon General's Report on oral health in America. 
  • With Broadsides and Badges, Virginia Museum of History & Culture joins VCU Libraries' Image Portal
    June 17, 2019 — Virginia Museum of History & Culture joins Social Welfare History digital impages project.
  • Tulane University joins VCU Libraries' Image Portal project
    January 18, 2019 — Newest Image Portal partner brings rich collections related to civil rights, labor, LGBTQ issues, charity organizations, and all the complex mix of people and cultures found in New Orleans.
  • VCU Libraries Dean Ulmschneider's career parallels VCU's rise in national prominence
    November 30, 2019 — Libraries Dean John E. Ulmschneider to retire in June 2020. 
  • VIVA and Wiley reach progressive new open access deal
    August 7, 2019 — Groundbreaking new agreement provides grants to faculty who wish to publish in Wiley open access journals. All VCU faculty and grad students can benefit in 2020. 
  • Robust new portal for faculty to find open and affordable texts now open
    February 7, 2019 — New online catalog for faculty will save Virginia students textbook expenses. 
  • Interlibrary Loan and Delivery Services department closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5
    December 3, 2019 — Plan ahead for interlibrary loan and delivery services.