Misinformation During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Tips for Evaluating Health Information and Sources for Finding Reliable Health Information

By Dana L. Ladd MS, Ph.D., AHIP |  Health and Wellness Librarian | VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library, Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences During the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, information abounds from various sources including websites, social media, television, and even from friends and family members. A simple search on Google for […]

Design contest deadline extended to April 19, 2020

Due to the changes to 2020 Spring semester, the Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest deadline is also extended. Entries must be submitted by midnight April 19 in order to be considered for the $500 award. Judging will take place the week of April 20. Winner will be announced April 27. T-shirts will be […]

VCU Libraries cancels events and meetings until further notice

Because of coronavirus precautions, many events and meetings scheduled to be held in James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences have been canceled. The VCU Office of the President currently mandates that all university events with a possible attendance of 100 or more people be canceled, rescheduled, or moved online until […]

Book donations suspended until further notice

To help protect the health and safety of donors, volunteers and VCU Libraries staff, the libraries will not accept donations of books or other materials until late April at the earliest. Check back at this blog for updates. While many people are staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, some may turn to housekeeping chores, such […]

Veteran and longtime VCU Libraries employee reflects on Womens’ Veterans Week

Staff and faculty bring a variety of experiences and backgrounds to the workplace with them. Kathy Parker-Moore is one of the few if not the only female veterans employed at VCU Libraries. The third week of March is Women Veterans Week in Virginia, presenting an opportunity to ask Parker-Moore a bit about her experiences. She […]

Evidence-based nursing expert Roy Brown serves on key course redesign team 

In 2018, faculty members from the School of Nursing proposed redesigning a critical course in the curriculum–Nursing 371, which focuses on evidence-based practice. This core course, a requirement for graduation with a B.S. in nursing, is taken by about 300 students each year.   Using evidence in clinical decision-making is a key aspect of nursing practice that […]

Students share what they love about VCU Libraries

On Valentine’s Day, Friends of VCU Libraries asked students to share their love for VCU Libraries and the response was…loving. Hundreds of students enjoyed a quick study break at tables at Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences and  James Branch Cabell Library to craft a handmade valentine to share what they love about VCU Libraries. Love […]

Greek alumni name study room as memorial to two brothers

VCU Triangle Fraternity alumni have named a study room in honor of two deceased fraternity brothers. With the passing of two fraternity brothers, Dante Johnson (BS’15/En) and Chris Ducic, VCU Triangle Fraternity Alumni President Zachary Cullingsworth (BS’16/En) and Adam Kirmes (BS’13/En) knew they wanted to do something to honor them and decided to name a space […]

A Letter to the Friends of VCU Libraries

Senator Mark Warner congratulated the Friends of VCU Libraries recently with a letter recognizing their award as the best Friends of the Library group in Virginia in 2019. The award was announced in June. It is the first time in 25 years that an academic library Friends group has received this honor.

VCU Libraries now accepting book donations

empty book sorting pallets

The 2019 Friends of the Library Book Sale was the most successful sale yet, and now we are ready to accept more book donations in preparation for next year’s sale! Help us fill these empty pallets while clearing off space on your own book shelves. For information about what kinds of materials can be donated […]