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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 […]

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 […]

VCU’s Knott moderates panel at National Library of Medicine symposium

Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP, FMLA, of VCU Libraries is among an august group invited to participate at the National Library of Medicine’s Lindberg-King Lecture & Scientific Symposium: Science, Society, and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, via NIH Videocast.  Knott, who has long been active in national health […]

VCU Libraries data expert named to National Center for Data Services post

Nina Exner has been appointed to a new national position as an ambassador of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) National Center for Data Services (NCDS) The NNLM National Center for Data Services (NCDS) coordinates with other NNLM Regions, Offices, and Centers to provide training and resources to increase data science capacity among […]

What are you reading this summer?

What are you reading this summer? Checking with the Friends of VCU Libraries As we head into the last month of summer, we asked current and former members of the Friends of VCU Libraries board what they are reading. Here is what some of the had to say: JoAnn Bodurtha, emeritus Friends of VCU Libraries […]

Save the Date: Levis Prize night is Sept. 30

Devon Walker-Figueroa, the 2022 Levis Poetry Prize Winner, will appear at Virginia Commonwealth University September 30 to read from her book, Philomath  Philomath was selected for the 2020 National Poetry Series by Sally Keith and shortlisted for the 2021 National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize. The author grew up in Kings Valley, on the […]

Save the Date: Cabell First Novelist winner will read Nov. 10

Dawnie Walton is the 2022 recipient of the Cabell First Novelist Award for The Final Revival of Opal & Nev published by Simon and Schuster. The novel chronicles the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later […]

Juneteenth and Beyond: A reading list

Last year, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth a federal holiday — the first time a new federal holiday has been introduced since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became one in 1983. While many Americans have been celebrating Juneteenth for decades (or even a century), for others the holiday […]

Librarians move up in faculty rank

Spring 2022 faculty promotions affect seven VCU Libraries faculty. Regarding these promotions, Dean Irene Herold, Ph.D., said: “What struck me the most when reviewing the library faculty’s dossiers was not only their impressive work, but also their commitment to student success. Congratulations!” Promotions effective July 1 are Andrea Kohashi to Assistant Professor and these librarians promoted to […]

VCU’s librarians newly tapped for national leadership roles

Leading national library associations hold elections in the spring and, once again, VCU Libraries is well-represented in service to the profession at the national level. This service to the profession Newly elected or recently appointed librarians include: Deputy Director and Head, Research and Education, VCU Health Sciences Library Emily J. Hurst was elected to the […]

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