Category: Collections

Exhibit celebrates history of pharmacy in Virginia

The VCU School of Pharmacy’s Heritage Trail is a new and permanent exhibition in the lobby of the R. Blackwell Smith Building that documents the history of pharmacy in Virginia.  The project began in 2018 with the development of a video summarizing aspects of pharmacy history from ancient times to today, and is narrated by […]

Librarians at Work: Nora Bloch on preservation

This article was written by Catalina Currier, a member of the Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee. When you think of preservation, do you think of the cover ripped off your well-loved childhood novel or the spilled coffee on your textbook? What about the notes you take in the margins or mold on a forgotten book […]

2020 marks 100th anniversary of career-changing event in the life of James Branch Cabell

Celebrate 2020 as the year of James Branch Cabell, beginning with the 100th anniversary of the seizure of the printing plates for Jurgen on Jan. 4, 2020. Jurgen was Cabell’s best known and most controversial book. A comic fantasy set in the mythical province of Poictesme (Pwa-tem), Jurgen was considered indecent by some. On Jan. 4, […]

VCU Libraries launches guides for LGBTQIA+ Health

VCU Libraries offers two new online guides that provide information to support the health of people who identify as LGBTQIA+. The provider guide includes resources for providing effective and inclusive care for LGBTQIA+ patients. The community member or patient guide includes information about health and wellness specific to people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Why are […]

Meet Jessica Kirschner, new open educational resources librarian

New to VCU Libraries in Spring semester 2019, Jessica Kirschner supports the VCU community in its efforts to decrease student costs and increase student success through the use of open and affordable educational materials. Working with partners from across the VCU community, she advocates, educates and assists in the creation of new resources and the […]

Public affairs librarian and political scientist launch “Civil Discourse” podcast 

Many people are tired of partisan bickering and over-heated, even mean-spirited, political discourse. Into that fray steps VCU Public Affairs Librarian Nia Rodgers with a simple idea: a podcast that explores how government can and should work without the rancor of partisanship but rather with understanding and expertise. Rodgers is engaging in conversations about government […]

Scholars Compass enjoys steady growth

VCU Scholars Compass continues to grow and make an impact showcasing the intellectual and creative output of VCU. In FY19, Scholars Compass surpassed the 16,000 mark for the total number of items, and received more than 500,000 verified downloads this year bringing the lifetime total of Scholars Compass downloads to 2 million. Two new peer-reviewed […]

Collage Campaign creates new approach to outreach to schools

What do arts students know about VCU Libraries? How do they find out what they know? What are the gaps in their knowledge? How can we fill those gaps to increase their awareness and use of library resources and therefore improve their experiences as students and creators?  These are the sorts of questions Arts Research […]