Herold named to key national advocacy committee

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D., has accepted an appointment to serve as a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Advocacy and Public Policy Committee for two years. Her term began Oct. 6 and will end in October 2023. This committee plays important strategic roles in accomplishing the Association’s […]

‘Luster’ is the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club reading for November

Join us on Sunday November 14 at 2 p.m. at Cabell Library for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club. “Luster” by Raven Leilani, is the Cabell First Novelist winner for 2021. From the publisher’s website: “No one wants what no one wants.And how do we even know what we want? How do we know […]

Why Brown chooses open: access, feedback, impact

Roy Brown, VCU Libraries, Health Sciences Library, Research and Education 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. Resource: The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram outlines […]

Local international consultant values VCU Libraries

Haywood Spangler knows the value of a good academic research library. A Richmond-based consultant and independent researcher, Spangler conducts client specific research through his consulting firm, Work & Think, LLC. The creator of SERA (the Spangler Ethical Reasoning Assessment), and the II (Innovation Inventory,) Spangler is a keynote speaker, a researcher and an author. He formerly interned as a […]

Stacey Wahl, Ph.D. takes top honors for paper at Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) held their annual meeting virtually August 11-13 2021.  This meeting draws librarians from a variety of fields including business, biotechnology, law, and academia. VCU Libraries Research and Education Librarian, Stacey Wahl, Ph.D., has been a member of SLA since joining the librarian field in 2018. Says Wahl: “SLA is a […]

StudyWell’s white board prompts a big hit

Following the success of past years’ “Welcome Week” or “Weeks of Welcome,” a series of orientation opportunities, VCU Libraries introduced the Study Well Campaign to engage students in a ways to help them cope in their return to in-person campus life and become comfortable in the academic research library environment. One feature of Study Well […]

Fall Update: Masks required, food and drink again OK in library buildings, in-person events resume

After months of various COVID-19 safety restrictions VCU Libraries buildings on both campuses are now open to all. Friends of VCU Libraries, registered VCU alumni, individuals affiliated with other academic institutions and members of the general public engaged in academic pursuit or who are attending a VCU Libraries event are welcome in library buildings.  Library […]

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “Someone’s Missing . . .and I think it’s me” on Sept. 19

In connection with the kickoff for VCU Libraries event season, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss “Someone’s Missing . . . and I think it’s me: Our Great Adventure with Dementia” by Joan Gaustad (BFA ’75/Arts.) We will meet in the Cabell Room on the 4th floor of VCU’s Cabell Library on […]

Thank You to Our Donors

Thanks to our friends and donors for all that you have done for VCU Libraries through your gifts, support and advocacy this year. It hasn’t been an easy year for anyone, but thanks to you, the VCU Libraries is emerging from the pandemic strong and ready to welcome thousands of students, faculty, and friends back […]

‘Klara and the Sun’ is Summer reading for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet Sunday , June 27 at 2 p.m. on the third floor Terrace at the Cabell Library. For those who wish to join remotely, we will have an option for you to join via Zoom. The book selected for discussion this month is Klara and the Sun, […]

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