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‘Luster’ is the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club reading for November

Join us on Sunday November 14 at 2 p.m. at Cabell Library for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club. “Luster” by Raven Leilani, is the Cabell First Novelist winner for 2021. From the publisher’s website: “No one wants what no one wants.And how do we even know what we want? How do we know […]

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 […]

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 […]

VCU Libraries 2021 T- shirts available!

Show your support for VCU Libraries by purchasing a T-shirt featuring the winning design from the 2021 Friends of the Library design contest. A portion of the sale of each shirt goes to VCU Libraries. The design is by alumna Kiersten Marshall, BFA ’20/A, and shows an image of the many ways in which VCU […]

Designers: What does VCU Libraries mean to you?

The Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest is open! Current VCU students and alumni of the last five years (2016 — 2020) are invited to submit designs by March 28. The design prompt is “What is your interpretation of VCU Libraries? The creator of the winning design will receive a $500 prize sponsored by […]

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 […]

Joan Gaustad (BFA ‘75/A) dedicates space to Gerald Donato and VCU students

Joan Gaustad came to VCU as a student in the early 1970’s. As the child of an Army officer, she lived in Thailand and Europe prior to her arrival on the Monroe Park Campus and her first impressions of Richmond were not terribly positive and she never thought she would remain. All of that changed […]

How I Use the Library: a 2020 graduate reflects

James Branch Cabell Library. Photo by Corey Lightner (B.S.’20/H&S)Spring 2020 VCU graduates celebrated a little differently this year. A virtual graduation was held instead of in-person and their final months of classes switched to online. Justice Boyd Hughes graduated this spring with a B.A. in African American Studies and B.S. in Psychology and shares how the libraries were […]

Greek alumni name study room as memorial to two brothers

VCU Triangle Fraternity alumni have named a study room in honor of two deceased fraternity brothers. With the passing of two fraternity brothers, Dante Johnson (BS ’15/En) and Chris Ducic (BS ’16/En), VCU Triangle Fraternity Alumni President Zachary Cullingsworth (BS’16/En) and Adam Kirmes (BS’13/En) knew they wanted to do something to honor them and decided to […]

Seen on a White Board

The technology may be a bit old school but White Boards are among the most popular items at VCU Libraries. Students tend to set up a study area and often use the White Board as a visual barrier to the larger room to help focus their attention on their studies. A common courtesy is to […]

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