A Library Love Story

Like every engaged couple, when alumni Paul Pottanat (BS ‘16/H&S) and Maria-Grace Luther (BA ‘17/Arts) planned their August 2022 wedding, they made hundreds of decisions and juggled hundreds of ideas and tasks associated with creating their special day. One idea unique to them was to visit James Branch Cabell Library in their wedding finery to […]

Join the Friends Book Club on October 30

On Sunday, October 30, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of our Nation” by Linda Villarosa. From the publisher’s website: ABOUT UNDER THE SKIN“A stunning exposé of why Black people in our society ‘live sicker and die […]

Christenbury Literacy Fund will send student to ALA conference in 2023

The Leila Christenbury Literacy Fund was established in 2007 with gifts from Leila Christenbury, Commonwealth Professor Emerita in the VCU School of Education.  Well-known in national education circles, Christenbury taught English Education at VCU for 32 years, serving as professor, department chair and interim dean. She is a 45-year veteran teacher in secondary English and […]

Health Sciences Library marks 90 years on N. 12th Street

On September 14, faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library celebrated 90 years at 509 N. 12th Street. Though the Health Sciences Library, in one form or location or another, has been a part of the medical campus since 1897, the current building was completed and opened in 1932. The building was expanded in […]

VCU’s Knott moderates panel at National Library of Medicine symposium

Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP, FMLA, of VCU Libraries is among an august group invited to participate at the National Library of Medicine’s Lindberg-King Lecture & Scientific Symposium: Science, Society, and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, via NIH Videocast.  Knott, who has long been active in national health […]

Welcome, new Friends Board members!

New Friends of VCU Libraries Board members started their terms on July 1, 2022 Look for great things to come from the Friends of the VCU Libraries Board as they welcome new members Tiona Johnson and Faith Wilkerson, Ed.D. Tiona and Faith are VCU alumnae who are passionate supporters of VCU. Tiona Johnson B.S. ’13/H&S and […]

VCU Libraries data expert named to National Center for Data Services post

Nina Exner has been appointed to a new national position as an ambassador of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) National Center for Data Services (NCDS) The NNLM National Center for Data Services (NCDS) coordinates with other NNLM Regions, Offices, and Centers to provide training and resources to increase data science capacity among […]

Supporting Youth Wellness through Community Partnerships: Art 180 + The Workshop

Community Zooms continue Join the next community zoom and learn about a community partnership between VCU Libraries’ The Workshop and local nonprofit Art 180 that facilitated youth advocacy through experimental animations. Oscar Keyes, Multimedia Media Teaching and Learning Librarian, will talk about how this partnership was formed and some of the work that was produced by these artists. Session will […]

Discuss ‘The Organ Thieves’ with the Friends book club Sept. 11

VCU’s Common Book for 2022 is The Organ Thieves by Richmond author, Chip Jones. Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 pm at Cabell Library (or on Zoom) for a discussion lead by University Archivist Jodi Koste. The group will meet on the 4th floor of Cabell Library […]

VCU Parents (and Grandparents): VCU Libraries is here for your student every step of the way

Though you have been planning for this for years, sending a child off to college is huge transition, not just for them but also for you. VCU Libraries has a research guide to help students and their parents adapt to this milestone. Check out the Research Guide for Parents here. No matter their major, VCU […]

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