• Students keen on writing or illustrating children's literature: Apply for funding to attend national libraries convention
    November 15, 2022 — New fund supports students interested in children's literacy. 
  • Whistles against street harassment available at libraries front desks
    October 23, 2022 — Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute team of faculty and staff works with police to develop Whistles Against Street Harassment initiative.
  • Chrystal Carpenter will join VCU Libraries faculty as Head of Special Collections and Archives 
    October 20, 2022 — New leadership of Special Collections and Archives begins Nov. 28, 2022.
  • Art Browsery collection gets a post-pandemic refresh
    October 18, 2022 — Explore new books in the Art Browsery.
  • Learn, explore and create during Creative Jam Oct. 31-Nov. 4
    October 17, 2022 — VCU students, faculty, and staff have free access to all Adobe Creative Cloud apps on any device, for use at any time. The upcoming Creative Jam is organized by VCU Libraries, the da Vinci Center and Academic Technologies.  
  • Comic arts contest invites students to explore codes, censorship and conflict  
    September 22, 2022 — Students will vie for $1000 prize in comic arts contest about censorship.
  • Friends of VCU Libraries Rising Scholars Program benefits local high school students
    September 19, 2022 — Friends assume responsibility for alumni scholarship program for local high school students.
  • Librarians will help researchers prepare for new NIH data sharing rules
    September 14, 2022 — Prepare for upcoming rule changes now. 
  • VCU Libraries supports independent, queer, peer-reviewed open access publisher punctum books
    September 12, 2022 — Publisher follows a new funding model for open access academic books. 
  • Arts major is 2022 recipient of Friends of the Libraries Scholarship
    August 26, 2022 — Scholarship awardee aspires to a career in movie making. 
  • New lab provides VCU students with technology to make learning more accessible
    August 24, 2022 — Assistive Technology Lab, located in the Commons, provides tools for help with time management, writing improvement, and converting speech into text, among other needs.
  • VCU project awarded state grant supporting the creation of free course materials
    August 18, 2022 — This VCU-focused project will create an Open Educational Resource (OER) for ANTH103.
  • Faculty presentations 2021-22
    August 18, 2022 — Selected scholarly presentations by VCU Libraries faculty and staff. 
  • Faculty accomplishments 2021-22
    August 17, 2022 — Selected scholarly contributions by VCU Libraries faculty and staff 2021-22.
  • Inaugural social justice lecture focuses on racism in health care
    August 5, 2022 — The new Social Justice Lecture series is envisioned as an annual exploration of topics by national voices who will illuminate concerns at the core of social justice.
  • ‘It’s a way of thinking’: VCU summer camp opens high school students’ eyes to philosophy
    August 1, 2022 — The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy, held for the first time this year, saw high school students prepare presentations on ethics and moral philosophy around abortion, cloning, euthanasia, legalization of drugs, racism and more.
  • Affordable Course Content Awards support free textbooks for eight new courses
    July 27, 2022 — VCU Libraries awards course content grants to eight faculty projects.
  • Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins 25th Annual Levis Reading Prize for 'Philomath'
    July 27, 2022 — 25th Levis Prize night set for Sept. 30. 
  • VCU Libraries names new head of access services
    July 25, 2022 — New department head will lead reorganization of merged workgroups.
  • VCU Libraries launches film series tied to "Organ Thieves," 2022 VCU Common Book
    July 18, 2022 — Film series debuts Sept. 14.
  • Dawnie Walton wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’
    July 1, 2022 — Cabell First Novelist Award marks 21st year.
  • Fellows selected for new grant-funded project designed to bolster humanities research skills for first-gen, transfer and students of color
    June 21, 2022 — Summer fellows begin internships.
  • Juneteenth: A reading list
    June 16, 2022 — This list of faculty-recommended books can help you learn about and celebrate Juneteenth.
  • Commercial Arts senior wins Friends of VCU Libraries annual design prize
    May 15, 2022 — Fourth annual contest honors edgy design.
  • Thank you, donors: VCU Libraries raises $47k on inaugural Giving Day
    May 16, 2022 — VCU Libraries fares well in first Giving Day fundraising effort.
  • Class of 2022: Whitney Brown excels through dedication to public service and lauds public affairs librarian for help along the way
    May 12, 2022 — As a first-generation college student and native of Richmond, Whitney Brown has big aspirations to improve lives in her community.
  • Class of 2022: Friends scholarship recipient Monica Jimenez Sablich outlines future plans.
    May 12, 2022 — Jimenez Sablich, a native of Peru, is studying the stories and details behind the distinctive style so that she can share it with others.
  • Library responds speedily to student’s report of a bedbug: Expert inspection finds no evidence of bedbugs in the building
    May 5, 2022 — Some second floor booths to be treated for bedbugs. 
  • VCU Libraries’ Quest-funded project shares initial results
    May 3, 2022 — Study of barriers to faculty adoption of open access and open educational resources underway. 
  • New libraries fellowship program seeks undergraduate humanities students
    May 2, 2022 — Undergraduates invited to apply by May 16 for new humanities-libraries fellowship.
  • Cabell Library expands hours for end-of-semester crunch
    April 24, 2022 — Library open later to provide finals season study spaces.
  • Erin Crawford wins the Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest
    April 11, 2022 — The Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest winner announced.
  • Little Ram Pantries project expands to the MCV Campus and library locations
    March 24, 2022 — Similar to Little Free Libraries, the boxes address student food insecurity by providing free nonperishable food and other goods.
  • Your voice matters: Library quality survey opens March 21
    March 9, 2022 — For the fourth time in 10 years, VCU Libraries participates in nationally-normed LibQUAL survey.
  • Deadline April 24: Annual design contest offers $500 prize to student or recent alumni
    March 8, 2022 — The Friends of the VCU Libraries invite students and alumni of the previous five years (2017 - 2021) to submit their own designs for use on VCU Libraries T-shirt and other promotional materials. Deadline for submission is April 24. The prize is $500.
  • Faculty: Apply for a 2022 Affordable Course Content Award by May 27
    February 28, 2022 — 2022 grant cycle is now open.
  • Grant to VCU Libraries and Wright Center to raise awareness of clinical trials research for rural residents through public librarians
    February 24, 2022 — Project will engage rural librarians who can help educate their patrons about access to clinical trials and reliable health information.
  • Data visualization artist opens new Creative Inquiries series March 24
    February 24, 2022 — New research/maker series explores technology in fresh ways. 
  • VCU Publishing presents inaugural awards for outstanding journal articles
    February 23, 2022 — VCU Publishing honors two outstanding articles from its open access journals.
  • Inclusive process for creating Reflection Room starts with student forums Feb. 28 and March 2
    February 21, 2022 — Student input needed in design of new space at Cabell Library. Sessions are virtual.
  • New grant-funded project will bolster humanities research skills for first-gen, transfer and students of color
    February 17, 2022 — $10,000 grant should advance diversity initiatives and humanities research skills at VCU Libraries.
  • VCU faculty share benefits of open teaching materials in series of articles
    February 17, 2022 — VCU faculty discuss experiences creating open educational resources.
  • Some Rams love stories tied to the libraries
    February 14, 2022 — Couples share their Ram romances, from study dates at Cabell Library to a match made on a study abroad trip.
  • Author of ‘On Juneteenth’ urges a more complete telling of American history
    February 14, 2022 — ‘This is not a matter of just making people feel bad. It’s telling people the truth so that they can understand why the society is as it is,’ said Annette Gordon-Reed.
  • Faculty resolves to embrace cultural competence in their work
    February 11, 2022 — A topic of great ongoing interest for the Libraries’ faculty, cultural competence is more vital than ever as VCU’s population evolves along with the Commonwealth.
  • Libraries’ participants reflect on Walking the Ward tour
    February 10, 2022 — VCU Libraries faculty and staff participated in Walking the Ward a tour of historic Jackson Ward that provided attendees with a history of a center of African-American life.
  • Want to know more? Reading list supports Annette Gordon-Reed 'On Juneteenth' presentation Feb. 10
    February 7, 2022 — Interested to know more about Juneteenth, its legacy, and the Black experience? These resources from VCU Libraries address related topics.
  • VCU Libraries acquires large collection of rare medical texts, illustrations and documents
    February 1, 2022 — The Richmond Academy of Medicine Joseph Lyon Miller Collection, which dates to 1500, returns to 12th and Clay streets after more than three decades.
  • VCU student support departments reprise wellness-focused outreach in StudyWell campaign
    January 26, 2022 — VCU Libraries again hosts StudyWell activities.
  • Humanities librarian aids in national crowdsourcing project on the Holocaust
    January 17, 2022 — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington turns to crowdsourcing, works with students at Virginia Commonwealth University and across the country.
  • Rare diseases event sheds light on one doctor’s journey as a physician and as a patient
    January 14, 2022 — Attend Feb. 22 online event to learn more about rare diseases and their unique challenges.
  • Librarians will help researchers prepare for new NIH data sharing rules
    January 11, 2022 — Are you interested in NIH grants? Be aware that 2023 will bring new data management and sharing requirements.