In February, Dean Irene Herold, Ph.D., spent five fully scheduled days at VCUArts Qatar in Doha. The library at Qatar is one of the four libraries Herold supports as Dean of VCU Libraries and the University Librarian. Her schedule included:

  • Informal sessions with VCU Qatar alumni and the Library Student Advisory Council;
  • Meeting with Amir Berbic, Dean of VCUarts Qatar, and other Qatar academic leaders;
  • Education City Library tours of the College of Islamic Studies, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern and Georgetown; tours of the Qatar National Library and its Heritage Library collections;
  • One-on-one and group meetings with all Qatar library staff and faculty.
(Pictured, left to right: Tiffany Schureman, Yasmeen Nabeel Suleiman, Erika Tsuchiya , Josh Rodenberg, Irene Herold, Jacqulyn Williams, Abdul Rahman Anwar, Roshni Baker and Liya Louis.

“I was honored by the gracious welcome and generous time everyone spent with me.  I learned so much by meeting with everyone in addition to seeing spaces and hearing plans for their Innovative Media and Materials Library renovations, plus the addition of a Comics Lab in the Art and Design Library,” enthused Herold.  It was a great experience and I look forward to many years of connection, collaboration, and collegiality.  I will be delighted to return the hospitality when our Qatari colleagues visit the Richmond campus.” 

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