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2020 News

VCU Libraries facilities closed; expanded online services and resources available to support patient care, research, teaching and learning

March 18, 2020 — Library buildings closed as of March 21. Online resources remain available 24/7 to all VCU ID users.  Full article »

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences publishes coronavirus guide

March 3, 2020 — VCU’s medical campus library offers a guide that compiles best-available information resources for lay people and medical professionals.  Full article »

Reminder: Faculty requests required for Kanopy

February 21, 2020 — Access to Kanopy changed in spring semester 2020. Full article »

VCU Libraries ‘Freedom Now’ project featured on PBS history program Monday, Feb. 24

February 20, 2020 — Digital collection on Virginia civil rights protests in '60s part of season premiere of PBS' 'The Future of America's Past.'   Full article »

VCU Libraries hosts meeting March 2 about potential changes in federally funded research publishing.

February 19, 2020 — Faculty and researchers: Attend SPARC webinar on changes to Office of Science and Technology policies on research  Full article »

VCU Faculty awarded state grants supporting no-cost course materials

February 18, 2020 — VCU faculty receive state funding for textbook projects that will save students money.  Full article »

Comic artist combines autobiographical comics and social commentary to examine racism

February 14, 2020 — Relive the Feb. 11 Black History Month Lecture featuring cartoonist and social commentator Keith Knight.  Full article »

Deadline April 19: Libraries design contest carries $500 prize

February 13, 2020 — Friends of VCU Libraries stages design contest with $500 prize for recent alumni and students. Deadline is March 15.  Full article »

Culinary historian describes the human costs of serving meals to early Virginia elites

February 7, 2020 — Food historian speaks on slave labor's role in food preparation and cultivation in early Virginia. The Black History Month event was tied to an exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, "Fire and Freedom." Full article »

Dean and VCU University Librarian named Academic Librarian of the Year

January 22, 2020 — John E. Ulmschneider receives distinguished national honor from academic libraries association. Full article »

The Workshop improves accessibility

January 24, 2020 — The Workshop staff addresses how to better serve people with phyiscal challenges.  Full article »

Apply by Feb. 28 for state grants to switch to open or no-cost course materials

January 21, 2020 — New round of state grants available to faculty to create no-cost course materials. Full article »

Wednesdays in the Workshop returns in spring semester

January 21, 2020 — Popular hands-on series on technology and equipment returns January-May 2020. Full article »

The Workshop teaches series to help faculty learn creative collaboration tech tools

March 26, 2020 — The Workshop announces new training sessions on Google products for remote teaching. Full article »

VCU Libraries will close Open Access Fund for faculty authors July 1

March 6, 2020 — As of July 1, 2020, VCU Libraries’ Open Access Fund will be decommissioned. Full article »

Medical Library Association honors Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP

March 27, 2020 — Tompkins-McCaw Library Director gleans high honors from Medical Library Association Full article »

Avoiding Misinformation about COVID-19: Tips to evaluate and find trusted information

March 30, 2020 — Health and Wellness Librarian offers tips on finding reliable information during the pandemic. Full article »

New Service: Book delivery by mail for students added to Interlibrary Loan and Resource Delivery Department services

March 27, 2020 — VCU Libraries will mail books and materials to students studying remotely.  Full article »

VCU Libraries offers essential AMA style guide online

March 11, 2020 — 11th edition of essential AMA style guide availalbe online through VCU Libraries. Full article »


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