Back to the Stacks: VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion 2022

Calling all former student workers from VCU Libraries! Were you a student worker at VCU Libraries? VCU Libraries invites student workers from decades recent and vintage back to the library for a reunion. You bring the memories, we’ll provide lunch and building tours! This event is free (thanks to support from the VCU Foundation) but […]

Friends Corner: Marni Pilafian

“This ongoing Affordable Course Content effort is keeping more students in their libraries and classrooms rather than working a job to buy the book to stay in that classroom.“ I remember studying with a study group two nights a week my first year of college. The next year, three students in our study group had […]

ConnectWell: free postcards and a note home with Friends of VCU Libraries

Hey Mom! Writing from the library, where I spend all my time. Thanks for your support!! My semester is going ok, but i am not there yet. However, I am not going to give up. I will do my best to make you and myself proud! Hey dad, it’s your future graduate…just a reminder of […]

VCU Libraries remembers William “Billy” Ellyson (1938-2022)

A long-time member of the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, William “Billy” Ellyson died in Kilmarnock on June 3, 2022. Billy served for more than 30 years on the Cabell Associates before retiring from the board with the move to Kilmarnock. He served in numerous roles with the Cabell Associates, including vice-president and he chaired […]

Save the Date: Cabell First Novelist winner will read Nov. 10

Dawnie Walton is the 2022 recipient of the Cabell First Novelist Award for The Final Revival of Opal & Nev published by Simon and Schuster. The novel chronicles the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later […]

Juneteenth and Beyond: A reading list

Last year, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth a federal holiday — the first time a new federal holiday has been introduced since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became one in 1983. While many Americans have been celebrating Juneteenth for decades (or even a century), for others the holiday […]

They came back to the stacks!

Former VCU Libraries student workers and supervisors enjoy a picnic on the terrace of Cabell Library

VCU Libraries After Dark 2022

More than 40 VCU alumni were welcomed back to the Cabell Library last week for a look at the resources available to alumni after graduation. This social and educational event, sponsored by VCU Alumni and VCU Libraries, allowed alumni to explore library technologies and spaces including 3D printing/scanning, community digitization and publishing. One of the […]

Librarians move up in faculty rank

Spring 2022 faculty promotions affect seven VCU Libraries faculty. Regarding these promotions, Dean Irene Herold, Ph.D., said: “What struck me the most when reviewing the library faculty’s dossiers was not only their impressive work, but also their commitment to student success. Congratulations!” Promotions effective July 1 are Andrea Kohashi to Assistant Professor and these librarians promoted to […]

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss ‘The Yellow Wife’

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet on Sunday June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Cabell Library to discuss The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson. To join, please send an email to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu for meeting details. The meeting will also be accessible via Zoom.About the novel (from the author’s website):“Born on a […]

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