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‘Klara and the Sun’ is Summer reading for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet Sunday , June 27 at 2 p.m. on the third floor Terrace at the Cabell Library. For those who wish to join remotely, we will have an option for you to join via Zoom. The book selected for discussion this month is Klara and the Sun, […]

Catching up with VCU Libraries’ Community Zooms

As the COVD-19 pandemic entered a second spring, VCU Libraries continued to use the Zoom platform to keep the Friends of VCU Libraries engaged. We have had more than 700 individual participants at these events and are so grateful to have found a way to stay connected. If you missed a program or want to revisit one that you […]

Daughter Helps Preserve Father’s Legacy

Lynda S. White understands the highly specific needs of archival work and the care of collections. Retired from the University of Virginia, White was on faculty at UVa Libraries where she worked in the Fine Arts Library and in the main library (Alderman) as an assessment librarian. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley, White is […]

Remembering Jack Hansan, creator of the Social Welfare History Project

March 29th was the 91st anniversary of the birth of John E. (Jack) Hansan, Ph.D. Thanks to Hansan, VCU Libraries boasts a robust collection of Social Welfare History resources reflecting his ingenuity, knowledge and dedication to the social work profession. The Social Welfare History Project was transferred to VCU Libraries in 2017. Since then the […]

Newly Named Spaces at Cabell Library

Thanks to the generosity of many donors in the closing days of the Make It Real Campaign, visitors will notice some newly named spaces at James Branch Cabell Library. The most visible is the second-floor collaborative study space overlooking Shafer Court. This space has been named by the James Branch Cabell Library Associates in recognition […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “The Crisis of Zionism” on March 21st

You are invited to join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, March 21st at 2 pm via Zoom to discuss “The Crisis of Zionism” by Peter Beinart. The event is free and open to the public to attend, but you must RSVP to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu to receive the link for the online meeting.Published […]

Author Chip Jones to join The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “The Organ Thieves”

The next Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club is set for Sunday, February 21st at 2pm via Zoom. We will discuss “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South” by Chip Jones. The author will join us for this event. To get the Zoom link to attend, please […]

User Experience Student Internship is nearly funded

User Experience (or UX) is the work of creating websites that are user focused and function for all constituencies that use them. At VCU Libraries, these projects are limited to student advisory groups, student workers, and (when funded) occasional testing with other groups for more in-depth methods of testing.To better serve all constituents, in 2021, […]

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club via Zoom on January 31st

The next Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club selection is “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” by Marcia Chatelain. We will meet on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm via Zoom. To get the link to attend, please send an email to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu.About “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” (from publisher W.W.Norton and […]

Zoom Zoom Zooma Zoom

While Zoom (previously best known as a children’s TV show on PBS) has taken on a new meaning to many during the COVD-10 pandemic, VCU Libraries has made good use of the Zoom platform to keep the Friends of VCU Libraries engaged and active while so many of us are at home for safe sheltering […]

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