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Evidence-based nursing expert Roy Brown serves on key course redesign team 

In 2018, faculty members from the School of Nursing proposed redesigning a critical course in the curriculum–Nursing 371, which focuses on evidence-based practice. This core course, a requirement for graduation with a B.S. in nursing, is taken by about 300 students each year.   Using evidence in clinical decision-making is a key aspect of nursing practice that […]

Students share what they love about VCU Libraries

On Valentine’s Day, Friends of VCU Libraries asked students to share their love for VCU Libraries and the response was…loving. Hundreds of students enjoyed a quick study break at tables at Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences and  James Branch Cabell Library to craft a handmade valentine to share what they love about VCU Libraries. Love […]

Greek alumni name study room as memorial to two brothers

VCU Triangle Fraternity alumni have named a study room in honor of two deceased fraternity brothers. With the passing of two fraternity brothers, Dante Johnson (BS ’15/En) and Chris Ducic (BS ’16/En), VCU Triangle Fraternity Alumni President Zachary Cullingsworth (BS’16/En) and Adam Kirmes (BS’13/En) knew they wanted to do something to honor them and decided to […]

A Letter to the Friends of VCU Libraries

Senator Mark Warner congratulated the Friends of VCU Libraries recently with a letter recognizing their award as the best Friends of the Library group in Virginia in 2019. The award was announced in June. It is the first time in 25 years that an academic library Friends group has received this honor.

VCU Libraries now accepting book donations

empty book sorting pallets

The 2019 Friends of the Library Book Sale was the most successful sale yet, and now we are ready to accept more book donations in preparation for next year’s sale! Help us fill these empty pallets while clearing off space on your own book shelves. For information about what kinds of materials can be donated […]

Seen on a White Board

The technology may be a bit old school but White Boards are among the most popular items at VCU Libraries. Students tend to set up a study area and often use the White Board as a visual barrier to the larger room to help focus their attention on their studies. A common courtesy is to […]

2020 marks 100th anniversary of career-changing event in the life of James Branch Cabell

Celebrate 2020 as the year of James Branch Cabell, beginning with the 100th anniversary of the seizure of the printing plates for Jurgen on Jan. 4, 2020. Jurgen was Cabell’s best known and most controversial book. A comic fantasy set in the mythical province of Poictesme (Pwa-tem), Jurgen was considered indecent by some. On Jan. 4, […]

Library Publishing Coalition honors VCU’s Kirschner

Open Educational Resources Librarian Jessica Kirschner has received the 2019 Library Publishing Coalition Award for Exemplary Service. The award recognizes substantial contributions by an LPC community member to advancing the mission vision, and values of the coalition. Kirschner chaired the Directory Task Force during the 2018-19 program year, and is now chair of the Directory […]

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will read “Savage Appetites” by Rachel Monroe

The public is invited to join us on Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. in the Cabell Room of VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library to discuss “Savage Appetites: Four Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession” by Rachel Monroe. From the Simon and Schuster website: “In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe […]

After exemplary 20-year career, Ulmschneider announces retirement plans

After an exemplary 20-year career at VCU, John Ulmschneider, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, has announced his decision to retire effective June 30, 2020.   Dean Ulmschneider began his role at VCU in 1999, having previously served in management roles at the North Carolina State University Libraries. “His leadership at VCU Libraries has played a […]