Month: July 2019

Meet Jessica Kirschner, new open educational resources librarian

New to VCU Libraries in Spring semester 2019, Jessica Kirschner supports the VCU community in its efforts to decrease student costs and increase student success through the use of open and affordable educational materials. Working with partners from across the VCU community, she advocates, educates and assists in the creation of new resources and the […]

Q&A with Julie Arendt: Part of the STEM community

Julie Arendt is part of a three-member team of science and engineering librarians at Cabell Library whose jobs focus on the needs of science and engineering departments. Arendt’s specific focus is outreach, instruction and research support for engineering and physical sciences. This brief Q&A profile is the third in a series that previously highlighted Erin […]

Join discussion of “The Emancipation of Evan Walls” at first Book Club meeting

The inaugural meeting of the the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will take place Sunday September 15 at 2 p.m. at VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library in the Cabell Room on the fourth floor. Shawn Utsey, Ph.D., professor of psychology and interim chair, African American Studies, will lead the informal, conversational discussion. The Emancipation of Evan Walls […]

Public affairs librarian and political scientist launch “Civil Discourse” podcast 

Many people are tired of partisan bickering and over-heated, even mean-spirited, political discourse. Into that fray steps VCU Public Affairs Librarian Nia Rodgers with a simple idea: a podcast that explores how government can and should work without the rancor of partisanship but rather with understanding and expertise. Rodgers is engaging in conversations about government […]

Hodge edits career-building advice book, “The Academic Librarian’s Toolkit”

VCU Libraries’ Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning Megan Hodge (right) served as editor of a new book from the American Library Association that focuses on building careers in academic librarianship. According to ALA literature about the book, “The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit is a thorough handbook designed to guide you from library school through your first several […]

Scholars Compass enjoys steady growth

VCU Scholars Compass continues to grow and make an impact showcasing the intellectual and creative output of VCU. In FY19, Scholars Compass surpassed the 16,000 mark for the total number of items, and received more than 500,000 verified downloads this year bringing the lifetime total of Scholars Compass downloads to 2 million. Two new peer-reviewed […]