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Thank you, Giving Day donors!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s third annual Giving Day on April 24 united the VCU community in support of more than 70 initiatives across both campuses. By the end of the day, 5,313 VCU friends from around the world made 5,286 gifts and raised more than $16.8 million. “Giving Day is just one of the many ways […]

Voices of Giving Day: Making waves in education with strategic giving

Leslie Brown, a leader in higher education with a rich background spanning 25 years, has left an indelible mark on institutions such as New York University and the American Museum of Natural History. In her current VCU role as a special assistant for special projects to the Senior VP & CFO, Brown continues to showcase […]

Where are they now? IBe’ Bulinda Hereford Crawley (B.A’ 81; M.Ed’88)

In the summer of 1976, IBe’ Bulinda Hereford Crawley (B.A’ 81; M.Ed’88) arrived at VCU from Danville, Va., a mill town in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border. The profound impact of growing up during the Civil Rights movement, coupled with the influential role her family and the women in her community played in […]

Back to the Stacks 2024: Join us for the VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion May 4

Save the date of Saturday, May 4, 2024 for the third annual VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion! Last year’s event included student workers from the 1970’s to 2019. Student workers from both James Branch Cabell Library and the Health Sciences Library (formerly the Tompkins McCaw Library) are encouraged to attend. The event is from 11:30 […]

Stewardship in Action: Dave Morrison is 2023 Building Manager of the Year  

VCU has honored VCU Libraries Facilities Director Dave Morrison as the 2023 Monroe Park Campus Building Manager of the Year.  The award recognizes building managers who go above and beyond their required responsibilities to serve building tenants and the VCU community and to address the needs of the building(s) they caretake and manage. The honoree […]

Where are they now? Catching up with Library Student Workers Carolyn Duckworth and Jeff Wagner

Carolyn Duckworth (BFA ’76/Arts) and Jeff Wagner (BFA ‘77/Arts) met as undergrads in the 1970s on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus and formed a lifelong friendship. Following in the footsteps of older sister, Susie Duckworth (BFA ‘71/Arts), Carolyn came to VCU from Northern Virginia in the summer of 1973. Her first summer here was spent in […]

Submit artwork to ‘Reflections’ exhibit

To celebrate the opening of its new Reflection Room, VCU Libraries seeks visual works of art for a curated exhibit for The Cabell Screen. The large digital screen on the front facade of the library building is a high-profile exhibit space designed to delight the VCU community with outstanding public art. The art selected for […]

Read with us! FOL Book Club discusses Tess Gunty’s ‘The Rabbit Hutch’

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club meets on Sunday, Nov. 12 to discuss National Book Award winning author Tess Gunty’s The Rabbit Hutch. Free and open to all. The Rabbit Hutch will be discussed in conjunction with the 2023 First Novelist Award Night happening at James Branch Cabell Library on Nov. 13 featuring award recipient Tess Gunty. More about the […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ on April 30

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the Cabell Library to discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. This 2022 publication has appeared for 44 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list as well as being included on many lists of best books for the […]

Brown serves on futures task force for Medical Library Association anniversary

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in May 2023. As part of this celebration, the MLA board of directors created several task forces, each building on the MLA strategic goal, Building a Better Future. The task forces are to build upon MLA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in supporting the […]

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