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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 […]

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 […]

Discuss ‘The Organ Thieves’ with the Friends book club Sept. 11

VCU’s Common Book for 2022 is The Organ Thieves by Richmond author, Chip Jones. Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 pm at Cabell Library (or on Zoom) for a discussion lead by University Archivist Jodi Koste. The group will meet on the 4th floor of Cabell Library […]

VCU Parents (and Grandparents): VCU Libraries is here for your student every step of the way

Though you have been planning for this for years, sending a child off to college is huge transition, not just for them but also for you. VCU Libraries has a research guide to help students and their parents adapt to this milestone. Check out the Research Guide for Parents here. No matter their major, VCU […]

VCU Libraries remembers William “Billy” Ellyson (1938-2022)

A long-time member of the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, William “Billy” Ellyson died in Kilmarnock on June 3, 2022. Billy served for more than 30 years on the Cabell Associates before retiring from the board with the move to Kilmarnock. He served in numerous roles with the Cabell Associates, including vice-president and he chaired […]

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss ‘The Yellow Wife’

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet on Sunday June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Cabell Library to discuss The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson. To join, please send an email to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu for meeting details. The meeting will also be accessible via Zoom.About the novel (from the author’s website):“Born on a […]

‘On Juneteenth’ is the next selection for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club

Save the date and plan to join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. for our next meeting. In conjunction with the appearance of author Annette Gordon Reed at VCU’s Cabell Library later in the week, the FOL Book Club will discuss her book On Juneteenth. We will meet […]

5 Questions: Alyson Piccione

As the student manager of the Jurgen Comics Contest and an artist herself, Alyson Piccione is a student worker at VCU Libraries. She says that there is so much potential in this project to produce great work. VCU students stand to gain not only notoriety from the project, but also get a chance to show […]

‘Luster’ is the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club reading for November

Join us on Sunday November 14 at 2 p.m. at Cabell Library for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club. “Luster” by Raven Leilani, is the Cabell First Novelist winner for 2021. From the publisher’s website: “No one wants what no one wants.And how do we even know what we want? How do we know […]

Local international consultant values VCU Libraries

Haywood Spangler knows the value of a good academic research library. A Richmond-based consultant and independent researcher, Spangler conducts client specific research through his consulting firm, Work & Think, LLC. The creator of SERA (the Spangler Ethical Reasoning Assessment), and the II (Innovation Inventory,) Spangler is a keynote speaker, a researcher and an author. He formerly interned as a […]

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