Month: August 2020

Community Zooming Through the Summer

Most people think of libraries as quiet, sedate places for study and access to information. At VCU Libraries, our Friends of VCU Libraries event series has brought our community together for years around key lectures and events that occur on an annual basis. With the arrival of COVID-19 in March, VCU Libraries was forced to […]

“Scholarship Boy” is the next Friends Book Club Pick

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet Sunday, Sept, 6 at 2pm via Zoom. We will discuss Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race by Larry Palmer. From the publisher’s website: “In 1958, fourteen-year-old Larry Palmer left his parents and nine siblings at home in St. Louis and boarded a train to attend […]

Roberta and Don Miller Embrace Creative Giving to Create a Legacy

Roberta and Don Miller are strong believers in education and greatly value the impact of higher education on their lives. A native of Kentucky, Roberta began her studies as an undergrad at Murray State University and earned a Master’s of Library Science and a Doctor of Education Degree at Vanderbilt University. Don is a native […]

Welcome new Friends Board members!

Welcome to the newest Friends of the Library Board members, Michelle Evans-Oliver and Carol Stanfield! Friends Board terms are three years, with the possibility of renewing terms for an additional three years. Friends Board members help guide the work of VCU Libraries in various ways, helping with programming, fundraising, and outreach. Michelle and Carol bring […]