Month: April 2020

Happy Preservation Week: Join us for a Zoom event

Libraries, museums and other collecting institutions mark  Preservation Week April 27-May 2. Started in 2005 with a survey of collecting institutions and now celebrating its 10th year Preservation Week is an initiative of ALCTS, a division of the American Library Association. Preservation Week brings awareness to the state of collections requiring care. Perhaps the American […]

Librarians at Work: Nora Bloch on preservation

This article was written by Catalina Currier, a member of the Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee. When you think of preservation, do you think of the cover ripped off your well-loved childhood novel or the spilled coffee on your textbook? What about the notes you take in the margins or mold on a forgotten book […]

Staff Senate honors Thelma Mack with diversity award

The VCU Staff Senate has honored Research and Education Coordinator Thelma Mack of Tompkins-McCaw Library with the Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award. Mack was recognized for her tireless efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in library services and programs. Over the course of her 14-year career with VCU Libraries, Mack has been actively engaged […]

Friends Book Club Zoom discusses “Palaces for the People” by Eric Klinenberg

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club has selected sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s 2018 book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. The club will meet via Zoom at 2 p.m.  Sunday, May 17. The event is free and the public is invited. To gain […]