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Fundraising chief earns key certification

VCU Libraries Director of Development and Major Gifts Kelly Gotschalk has received the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification. Within the fundraising field, attaining the CFRE is considered a pivotal professional achievement. Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organization, the sole mission of which is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a […]

5 Questions with Ashley Brewer on UX design

Web and User Experience Librarian Ashley Brewer has expertise in user experience (UX) research and design, which is fundamental to building optimally useful and friendly websites and interfaces. In January, 2022, her department will be hiring a student fellow with interest in user experience research. With that fellow, funded through private philanthropic support, she will […]

On video: Our Community Zooms

Community Zooms, a series of virtual events hosted by VCU libraries,  successfully offered opportunities for the VCU community to learn and connect during the pandemic. The series would not have been possible without our guest lecturers and the creativity and work of the Friends of VCU Libraries.   The Friends also organized a series of Zooms […]

Dean appointed to national task force on leadership and career development

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D., has accepted a national appointment to serve as a member of the Association of Research Libraries Leadership & Career Development Program Task Force. Her term begins December 1, 2021 and continues at least until November 30, 2022. According to ARL: The ARL Leadership and Career […]

Herold named to key national advocacy committee

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D., has accepted an appointment to serve as a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Advocacy and Public Policy Committee for two years. Her term began Oct. 6 and will end in October 2023. This committee plays important strategic roles in accomplishing the Association’s […]

Stacey Wahl, Ph.D. takes top honors for paper at Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) held their annual meeting virtually August 11-13 2021.  This meeting draws librarians from a variety of fields including business, biotechnology, law, and academia. VCU Libraries Research and Education Librarian, Stacey Wahl, Ph.D., has been a member of SLA since joining the librarian field in 2018. Says Wahl: “SLA is a […]

Personnel landmarks 2020-21

Promotions Kelsey Cheshire – Assistant ProfessorJessica Kirschner – Assistant ProfessorJanet Reid – Assistant ProfessorStephani (Nia) Rodgers – Assistant ProfessorPatricia Sobczak – Associate Professor Retirements Pam Fraga – Administrative Office Director (15 years)Mary Jane Green  – Senior Library Specialist (47 years)Diana Lively – Library Specialist (21 years)Thelma Mack – Senior Library Specialist (14 years)Anita Mallory – […]

Fall Update: Masks required, food and drink again OK in library buildings, in-person events resume

After months of various COVID-19 safety restrictions VCU Libraries buildings on both campuses are now open to all. Friends of VCU Libraries, registered VCU alumni, individuals affiliated with other academic institutions and members of the general public engaged in academic pursuit or who are attending a VCU Libraries event are welcome in library buildings.  Library […]

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 […]

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