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Rising Scholars celebration

VCU Libraries celebrated Rising Scholars award winners at reception. Congratulations to the more than 40 high school Rising Scholars recipients from last year! High school guidance counselors nominated one high school junior from each school to receive this award. Each student received a certificate and book at their high school award ceremony. Additionally, if Rising […]

Retired faculty invited back to campus

Retired VCU faculty are invited back to campus for a lunch on November 4th, 2022 to reconnect and learn about the VCU Book Art Collection in Special Collections and Archives. If you haven’t yet received an invitation, please email libdevelop@vcu.edu and we’ll send you the information.

Welcome, new Friends Board members!

New Friends of VCU Libraries Board members started their terms on July 1, 2022 Look for great things to come from the Friends of the VCU Libraries Board as they welcome new members Tiona Johnson and Faith Wilkerson, Ed.D. Tiona and Faith are VCU alumnae who are passionate supporters of VCU. Tiona Johnson B.S. ’13/H&S and […]

Supporting Youth Wellness through Community Partnerships: Art 180 + The Workshop

Community Zooms continue Join the next community zoom and learn about a community partnership between VCU Libraries’ The Workshop and local nonprofit Art 180 that facilitated youth advocacy through experimental animations. Oscar Keyes, Multimedia Media Teaching and Learning Librarian, will talk about how this partnership was formed and some of the work that was produced by these artists. Session will […]

They came back to the stacks!

Former VCU Libraries student workers and supervisors enjoy a picnic on the terrace of Cabell Library

VCU Libraries After Dark 2022

More than 40 VCU alumni were welcomed back to the Cabell Library last week for a look at the resources available to alumni after graduation. This social and educational event, sponsored by VCU Alumni and VCU Libraries, allowed alumni to explore library technologies and spaces including 3D printing/scanning, community digitization and publishing. One of the […]

Back to the Stacks: VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion 2022

Calling all former student workers from VCU Libraries! Were you a student worker at VCU Libraries? VCU Libraries invites student workers from decades recent and vintage back to the library for a reunion. You bring the memories, we’ll provide lunch and building tours! This event is free (thanks to support from the VCU Foundation) but […]

Friends Corner: Marni Pilafian

“This ongoing Affordable Course Content effort is keeping more students in their libraries and classrooms rather than working a job to buy the book to stay in that classroom.“ I remember studying with a study group two nights a week my first year of college. The next year, three students in our study group had […]

ConnectWell: free postcards and a note home with Friends of VCU Libraries

Hey Mom! Writing from the library, where I spend all my time. Thanks for your support!! My semester is going ok, but i am not there yet. However, I am not going to give up. I will do my best to make you and myself proud! Hey dad, it’s your future graduate…just a reminder of […]

Community Zooms continue: community engagement and the future of Richmond’s monuments

In Conversation: Nourishing Community Transformation community zooms are programmed by the Friends of VCU Libraries Join us on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 am as Marland Buckner, Interim Executive Director of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA), discusses how the Museum looks forward to using the Confederate monuments as teaching tools […]

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