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The Workshop

The Workshop offers tools and expertise
The Workshop offers tools and expertise

A resource for all VCU students, faculty and staff, Innovative Media’s expanded new space can help faculty teach and present scholarship. Learn More

Students drive Seat-a-Student Project
Students drive Seat-a-Student Project

New online crowdfunding effort aims to raise $10,000 to retire and replace library chairs. All the Details

Building a Creative Community
Building a Creative Community

The Workshop gears up for its first full academic year with the goal of building a place for makers and explorers Learn More

VCU Libraries simplifies overdue fines system
VCU Libraries simplifies overdue fines system

Most overdue items are fine free and others carry flat $10 charges. The Details

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The Workshop (on the lower level in Cabell Library) offers a comprehensive suite of resources, services and workspaces designed to build a creative ecosystem for learning and using varied real and digital tools. New space on the lower level offers workstations, a makerspace and much more. Users will find spaces for editing of sound, video and graphics as well as equipment and softwares for creating scholarship, illlustrating research, presenting information and inventing new things. 

Use of equipment and space is free and open to all members of the VCU academic community. 

This is a place where learning is guided. We offer one-on-one tutorials, workshop-style sessions, equipment demonstrations, online resources as well as knowledgeable staff who can help you do what you want to do. 


NameE-mail and Phone
John Birch
Media Specialist II
(804) 827-3594
Ken Hopson
Manager, Innovative Media
(804) 827-3594
Eric Johnson
Head, Innovative Media
(804) 828-2802
Kelsey Sheaffer
Multimedia Production Specialist
(804) 827-3728

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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