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A Library Love Story

Like every engaged couple, when alumni Paul Pottanat (BS ‘16/H&S) and Maria-Grace Luther (BA ‘17/Arts) planned their August 2022 wedding, they made hundreds of decisions and juggled hundreds of ideas and tasks associated with creating their special day. One idea unique to them was to visit James Branch Cabell Library in their wedding finery to […]

What I’m Working On: Pauline Spencer

Pauline Spencer, senior theatre major “I’m working on creating a sign-in sheet for a mixer my sorority is hosting tonight. I’m on the executive board for Gamma Phi Beta, so I’m working on event planning stuff between classes.”

Join the Friends Book Club on October 30

On Sunday, October 30, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of our Nation” by Linda Villarosa. From the publisher’s website: ABOUT UNDER THE SKIN“A stunning exposé of why Black people in our society ‘live sicker and die […]

Christenbury Literacy Fund will send student to ALA conference in 2023

The Leila Christenbury Literacy Fund was established in 2007 with gifts from Leila Christenbury, Commonwealth Professor Emerita in the VCU School of Education.  Well-known in national education circles, Christenbury taught English Education at VCU for 32 years, serving as professor, department chair and interim dean. She is a 45-year veteran teacher in secondary English and […]

Health Sciences Library marks 90 years on N. 12th Street

On September 14, faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library celebrated 90 years at 509 N. 12th Street. Though the Health Sciences Library, in one form or location or another, has been a part of the medical campus since 1897, the current building was completed and opened in 1932. The building was expanded in […]

What I’m Working On: Ben, Paige and Khristian

Ben Coryell, Paige Perkins, Khristian Settle in The Workshop at Cabell Library “We’re all juniors in the fashion design program, we’re taking the class Design Theory and Illustration together. We’re working on block printing, we’re creating patterns on wooden blocks that we have to use to print designs on fabric.”  “Right now we’re using the […]

What I’m Working On: Nick Del Rosario

Nicholas “Nick” Del Rosario, junior, business major “I’m working on practice problems for my managerial economics class. We’re learning how to use excel to chart out different values like profits and revenues.  I normally do my work for school at the library. I’m here at least four times a week for a few hours at […]