Month: August 2019

Board members welcome students

Over 1,500 students participated in the 9th annual Library Fest at Cabell Library and Friends of the VCU Libraries Board members were there to help greet and welcome students! Thanks to board president Kate Peeples Brown and new board members Dennis Andersen and Bonnie Newman Davis.

Hurst chosen for prestigious leadership fellowship

Emily Hurst has been selected as an Association of Academic Health Sciences/National Library of Medicine leadership fellow for 2019-20. This highly competitive and prestigious program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. It is a highly selective program with five fellows annually. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for […]

ALA’s Black Caucus honors Gail Littleton for professional excellence

Gail Littleton, Coordinator of Acquisitions Accounting, is an inaugural recipient of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Support Staff Award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) created the award to honor dedicated and outstanding performance. Littleton was recognized for her 40-year commitment to VCU Libraries and […]

Annual fund donors increase under new leadership

Sarah Neely (B.S. ’14/H&S) joined the development and fundraising team as Officer of Annual Giving and Corporate Sponsorships in FY19. She brought a fresh approach to increasing the number of donors giving to the Friends of VCU Libraries fund and building a corporate sponsorship program. Setting up a program soon after her arrival in fall semester 2019, she […]

October Book Sale Forecast: Great Finds to Be Found!

While summer temps have sizzled the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale Committee have been hard at work in the basement of the Cabell Library sorting books for the October Book Sale. Twice a month volunteers come to campus and sort books in a tucked away area of the library affectionately known to faculty and […]