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Talicia Tarver

Research and Education Librarian

Assistant Professor
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education

(804) 827-2095
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 144


  • M.L.I.S., LSU, Baton Rouge,  2009
  • Graduate certificate in technical writing, Louisiana Tech University, 2007 
  • B.S., animal biology and chemistry minor, Louisiana Tech University, 2000

Previous professional experience

  • Digital and Information Services Librarian, LSA Heath Shreveport Health Sciences Library, 2010-15  
  • Technical Writer/Proofreader, Spherion with Quadel Consulting, Baton Rouge, LA, 2008-09
  • Laboratory Technician/Environmental Specialist I, CK Associates, LLC, Caton Rouge, LA, 2006-07
  • Library Associate, Ascension Parish Library, 2000-06

Teaching experience 

  • Basic Sciences Seminar Series
  • Grant Searching and Proposal Writing
  • Pharmacology 200 Lecture Series
  • Writing Effective Case Reports Workshop
  • Liaison Orientations
  • Writing Tips for Graduate Students 

Selected presentations

  • Cyrus, J., Tarver, T. (2012). So Far So Good: The First Two Years of an In-Library Editing Service. Poster presentation for MLA/SCC annual meeting. Lubbock, TX.  
  • Jones, D., Tarver, T., Dobbins, M., Adams, M., Baggett, M. (2010). HeatheLearning at Curves: Making Quality Health Information Available to Fitness Center Participants. Poster presentation for MLA/SCC annual meeting. Austin, TX.     

Selected publications

  • Tarver, T. Palombo, S. (2014). A Collaborative Venture to Create a Case-Report Writing Workshop. Contributed paper, MLA/SCC, Denver.
  • Jones, D., Adams, M., Tarver, T., Garcia, A. (2012) The Librarian’s Role in Linking Patients to Their Personal Health Data and Contextual Information. Contributed paper for MLA/SCC annual meeting. Lubbock, TX.
  • Dobbins, M., Cyrus, J., Tarver, T., Adams, M. (2012) The YMCA of NWLA Project. Contributed paper for MLA/SCC annual meeting. Lubbock, TX.  

Professional memberships 

  • Medical Library Association (CAPHIS member)
  • HSLAL (secretary,  2012-present)
  • STC

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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