Collections librarian elected to national post in engineering education

Engineering and Science Collections Librarian Ibironke Lawal has been elected Director of the Engineering Library Division of the American Society for Engineering Education for the 2022-2023 term of office.  Directors are two of the five members of the ELD’s Executive Committee. Directors help establish and support policies and an overall direction for the division. They […]

VCU Libraries 2021 T- shirts available!

2021 FOL tee shirt

Show your support for VCU Libraries by purchasing a T-shirt featuring the winning design from the 2021 Friends of the Library design contest. A portion of the sale of each shirt goes to VCU Libraries. The design is by alumna Kiersten Marshall, BFA ’20/A, and shows an image of the many ways in which VCU […]

Food for Fines project now year round

Beginning Monday, April 12, VCU Libraries will host an ongoing food drive to help stock Ram Pantry@VCU, which provides nutritious and culturally appropriate emergency food to VCU students.   In this case, generosity has an added benefit for people who owe overdue fines for library materials. Fees to repair damaged items or to replace lost items […]

Remembering Jack Hansan, creator of the Social Welfare History Project

March 29th was the 91st anniversary of the birth of John E. (Jack) Hansan, Ph.D. Thanks to Hansan, VCU Libraries boasts a robust collection of Social Welfare History resources reflecting his ingenuity, knowledge and dedication to the social work profession. The Social Welfare History Project was transferred to VCU Libraries in 2017. Since then the […]

Designers: What does VCU Libraries mean to you?

T-shirt design contest image, $500 prize

The Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest is open! Current VCU students and alumni of the last five years (2016 — 2020) are invited to submit designs by March 28. The design prompt is “What is your interpretation of VCU Libraries? The creator of the winning design will receive a $500 prize sponsored by […]

Newly Named Spaces at Cabell Library

Thanks to the generosity of many donors in the closing days of the Make It Real Campaign, visitors will notice some newly named spaces at James Branch Cabell Library. The most visible is the second-floor collaborative study space overlooking Shafer Court. This space has been named by the James Branch Cabell Library Associates in recognition […]

Why Godwin-Jones chooses open: access and international collaboration

This interview series “Why We Choose Open: OER Stories” invites VCU community members to share why they use, adapt or create Open Educational Resources (OER) and what impact that work has on their students, teaching experiences, and/or career. Robert Godwin-Jones, School of World Studies2017 Affordable Course Content Award Recipient Project: Language and Culture in Context: […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “The Crisis of Zionism” on March 21st

You are invited to join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, March 21st at 2 pm via Zoom to discuss “The Crisis of Zionism” by Peter Beinart. The event is free and open to the public to attend, but you must RSVP to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu to receive the link for the online meeting.Published […]

Author Chip Jones to join The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “The Organ Thieves”

The next Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club is set for Sunday, February 21st at 2pm via Zoom. We will discuss “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South” by Chip Jones. The author will join us for this event. To get the Zoom link to attend, please […]

User Experience Student Internship is nearly funded

User Experience (or UX) is the work of creating websites that are user focused and function for all constituencies that use them. At VCU Libraries, these projects are limited to student advisory groups, student workers, and (when funded) occasional testing with other groups for more in-depth methods of testing.To better serve all constituents, in 2021, […]