Author: Sue Robinson

Sue Robinson is Director of Communications and Public Relations for VCU Libraries.

VCU’s Brody chairs Medical Library Association’s dental caucus

Research and Education Librarian and liaison to the VCU School of Dentistry, Erica Brody, MPH, MSLS, is the new chair of the Medical Library Association (MLA)’s dental caucus. She has completed one year of service as dental caucus chair-elect and begins her term as chair in May 2021, which will be followed by a one […]

Collections librarian elected to national post in engineering education

Engineering and Science Collections Librarian Ibironke Lawal has been elected Director of the Engineering Library Division of the American Society for Engineering Education for the 2022-2023 term of office.  Directors are two of the five members of the ELD’s Executive Committee. Directors help establish and support policies and an overall direction for the division. They […]

Food for Fines project now year round

Beginning Monday, April 12, VCU Libraries will host an ongoing food drive to help stock Ram Pantry@VCU, which provides nutritious and culturally appropriate emergency food to VCU students.   In this case, generosity has an added benefit for people who owe overdue fines for library materials. Fees to repair damaged items or to replace lost items […]

Faculty perceptions of library consultations topic of study

One-on-one research consultations are a standard service in academic libraries that consume significant library resources. However, there is a noticeable lack of scholarship attempting to evaluate research consultations. The body of literature that does exist is primarily comprised of detailed analyses of usage statistics associated with the consultations (number, time, patron demographics), surveys gauging user […]

Brody develops session on predatory publishing for prestigious dental research conference

The landscape of scholarly publishing is changing with the shift from print to online and the introduction of open access journals, typically funded by author fees, to ensure free access to all. This environment has given rise to “predatory publishers” that engage in deceptive practices to make a profit. Consequently, researchers must be able to […]

Research assists state policymaking

Working with grant funding from the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and DBHDS, health sciences research librarian Talicia Tarver researched cost-saving and ways for Medicaid providers and employers to offer family and peer recovery and counseling services. This work is part of the Workforce Initiative project with DBHDS.   The project’s goal is to justify enhanced […]

Interfaith fund grows to more than $230,000

VCU Libraries has now raised more than $230,000 in private funds toward the  construction of an Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space in the James Branch to be built inside Cabell Library. A key part of the Library portion of the Make It Real Campaign, which closed on  June 30, the funds will construct a much […]

Staff Senate honors Thelma Mack with diversity award

The VCU Staff Senate has honored Research and Education Coordinator Thelma Mack of Tompkins-McCaw Library with the Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award. Mack was recognized for her tireless efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in library services and programs. Over the course of her 14-year career with VCU Libraries, Mack has been actively engaged […]

Misinformation During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Dana L. Ladd MS, Ph.D., AHIP |  Health and Wellness Librarian | VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library, Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences During the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, information abounds from various sources including websites, social media, television, and even from friends and family members. A simple search on Google for […]

Design contest deadline extended to April 19, 2020

Due to the changes to 2020 Spring semester, the Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest deadline is also extended. Entries must be submitted by midnight April 19 in order to be considered for the $500 award. Judging will take place the week of April 20. Winner will be announced April 27. T-shirts will be […]