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2019 News

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. Full article »

Koenig to research professionalism among health sciences librarians

April 23, 2019 — Medical Library Association awards grants to Tompkins-McCaw's Rachel Koenig. Full article »

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.  Full article »

Friends of VCU Libraries' design winner focuses on collaboration

April 5, 2019 — Friends of VCU Libraries announces contest winner.   Full article »

VCU Writing Center offers Saturday walk-in satellite in Cabell Library

April 8, 2019 — New service: VCU Writing Center sets up shop in Cabell Library on Saturdays in April.  Full article »

"Food for Fines" benefits RamPantry

April 1, 2019 — Owe fines? Donate food and get forgiven.  Full article »

New exterior book bin makes returns easier 24/7

March 21, 2019 — Cabell Library unveils new exterior book bin to make returns easier for patrons.  Full article »

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

March 18, 2019 — VCU students: Apply for fellowship in librarianship by April 26.  Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

‘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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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.  Full article »

Student advisory committee valued by Tompkins-McCaw Library leadership

January 8, 2019 — Committee advises library leadership on students' needs and wants.  Full article »

Students present ideas about accessibility in interactive symposium

April 24, 2019 — Students present research findings in Access4All Friday, April 26. Full article »

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.  Full article »

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. Full article »

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).  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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. Full article »

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.  Full article »

Health Sciences Library sets open houses for Aug. 20 and 28

July 1, 2019 — Two open houses set for Aug. 20 and 28. Full article »

Students needed for Tompkins-McCaw Library advisory committee

July 1, 2019 — Health sciences library seeks student volunteers for working group.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

2018-19 another record year for events at VCU Libraries

July 18, 2019 — 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. Full article »

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. Full article »

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.  Full article »

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. Full article »

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. Full article »

Two VCU undergraduates receive august 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.  Full article »

Apply by Aug. 29 for undergraduate advisory committee

August 5, 2019 — Cabell Library seeks students for advisory committee.  Full article »

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.  Full article »

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. Full article »


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