Month: March 2020

Misinformation During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Dana L. Ladd MS, Ph.D., AHIP |  Health and Wellness Librarian | VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library, Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences During the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, information abounds from various sources including websites, social media, television, and even from friends and family members. A simple search on Google for […]

Design contest deadline extended to April 19, 2020

Due to the changes to 2020 Spring semester, the Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest deadline is also extended. Entries must be submitted by midnight April 19 in order to be considered for the $500 award. Judging will take place the week of April 20. Winner will be announced April 27. T-shirts will be […]

VCU Libraries cancels events and meetings until further notice

Because of coronavirus precautions, many events and meetings scheduled to be held in James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences have been canceled. The VCU Office of the President currently mandates that all university events with a possible attendance of 100 or more people be canceled, rescheduled, or moved online until […]

Book donations suspended until further notice

To help protect the health and safety of donors, volunteers and VCU Libraries staff, the libraries will not accept donations of books or other materials until late April at the earliest. Check back at this blog for updates. While many people are staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, some may turn to housekeeping chores, such […]

Veteran and longtime VCU Libraries employee reflects on Womens’ Veterans Week

Staff and faculty bring a variety of experiences and backgrounds to the workplace with them. Kathy Parker-Moore is one of the few if not the only female veterans employed at VCU Libraries. The third week of March is Women Veterans Week in Virginia, presenting an opportunity to ask Parker-Moore a bit about her experiences. She […]