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VCU Libraries is online and in person: VCU Libraries COVID-19 response

The Health Sciences Library and Cabell Library are open. Find out what to expect when you visit
  • Welcome back: Libraries buildings open to the public for research and events
    June 16, 2021 — Libraries buildings on both campuses are  open to all users.
  • 2021 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Short List and Finalists Announced
    June 8, 2021 — The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Committee has recently announced the three finalists for the 2021 award.
  • Digital experience librarian leads Qmunity student session; Apply by June 11
    June 7, 2021 — Apply by June 11 for LGBTQIA+ session.
  • Celebrating a Full Year of VCU Libraries Community Zooms
    June 2, 2021 — The VCU Libraries Community Zooms series has evolved with the times to reflect community interests and provide meaningful content throughout the pandemic.
  • VCU Staff Senate honors three outstanding VCU Libraries employees
    May 24, 2021 — Three exceptional staff members honored.
  • Thomas Inge, pioneering comics scholar and former professor, dies at 85
    May 24, 2021 — Inge’s contributions of comics, art, memorabilia and letters were instrumental in the creation of VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection.
  • VCU Libraries offers summer-long in-person exhibits exploring the past
    May 12, 2021 — VCU Libraries has launched two fun in-person exhibits to catch the end-of-semester bustle. Both exhibits deal broadly with the past and provide fascinating and light-hearted perspectives on recent and ancient history.
  • Cabell Library's first-floor stacks to be closed to browsers this summer
    May 10, 2021 — Plan ahead: First-floor stacks at Cabell will close for summer.
  • Physics postdoc Sean Koebley receives VCU Science Communication Award
    May 6, 2021 — Award honors excellence in communicating about science.
  • Irene Herold named dean of VCU Libraries and university librarian; assumes role Aug. 1
    May 3, 2021 — New dean brings 30 years leadership experience to VCU Libraries.
  • VCU Libraries' Gregory Kimbrell to lead VCU Staff Senate for 2021 term
    May 2, 2021 — VCU Libraries staffer and alumnus elected Staff Senate President.
  • Faculty: Apply for a 2021 Affordable Course Content Award by May 20
    April 20, 2021 — Awards enable faculty to create free materials for teaching.
  • Cabell open more hours at semester's end April 25-May 13
    April 9, 2021 — End-of-semester hours and services
  • VCU Libraries seeks feedback on new website feature
    April 8, 2021 — Students, staff and faculty needed for user-experience focus groups.
  • VCU librarian contributes expertise to free Southeast Health Literacy Conference April 14-16
    April 7, 2021 — Health and Wellness Librarian Dana L. Ladd helps with inaugural conference on health literacy and equity.
  • Winning design captures connections to VCU Libraries during the pandemic
    April 5, 2021 — Alumna wins 2021 VCU Libraries design prize.
  • 2021 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Long List Announced
    April 5, 2021 — The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Committee has just unveiled the short list of the 20 top books submitted for this year's contest.
  • VCU Libraries employees honored for years of service
    March 30, 2021 — Honorees for 2020 noted.
  • Food for Fines project helps food-insecure students and those with library fines
    March 30, 2021 — Food for Fines now a year-round project.
  • VCU Publishing seeking contributions to ‘Imagining Black Futures in Richmond’
    March 17, 2021 — VCU Publishing — is seeking contributions for “Imagining Black Futures in Richmond,” a curated open access anthology that will imagine and explore futures for Richmond through an Afrofuturist lens.
  • Library experts explore interdisciplinary graphic medicine at VCU Libraries
    March 16, 2021 — Research and Education Librarian Talicia Tarver and Library Specialist for Comic Arts Cindy Jackson discuss graphic medicine in a video recording and Q&A.
  • Coming back to campus? Be prepared for changes in libraries
    March 3, 2021 — Be prepare for changes in libraries operations for in-person return to campus.
  • VCU Libraries celebrates Open Education Week March 1-5
    February 25, 2021 — VCU Libraries celebrates Open Education Week, a global event to share and learn about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide.
  • Students: Apply by May 1 for Friends of VCU Libraries scholarship
    February 23, 2021 — Inaugural Friends scholarship open for applications.
  • Deadline March 28: Annual design contest offers $500 prize to student or recent alumni
    February 22, 2021 — The Friends resprise annual design contest. 
  • Art goes virtual at annual Black Lives Matter show
    February 16, 2021 — The Black Lives Matter RVA Art Show features works from dozens of artists that highlight inclusivity and racial justice.
  • Spring semester update: Expanded digital content and changes to VCU Libraries in-building services and hours
    January 22, 2021 — Be aware of changes at VCU Libraries for spring 2021.
  • Affordable course content awards: Four new faculty projects underway
    January 11, 2021 — Four new projects selected for financial awards that support creation of open, affordable materials.
  • Author of ‘Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America’ to deliver VCU Libraries’ 2021 Black History Month Lecture
    January 11, 2021 — Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University and author of the new book, “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” will deliver VCU Libraries’ 20th annual Black History Lecture.
  • Health Sciences Library hours will change Jan. 11
    January 7, 2021 — Due to lower building traffic, operating hours at the Health Sciences Library will be adjusted effective Monday, Jan. 11.
  • List of enewsletters 2021
    January 1, 2021 — Monthly newsletter round-up