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They came back to the stacks!

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

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 […]

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 […]

Friends Corner: Suzanne Lee

I clearly remember the day in 2018 when I visited the VCU Health Sciences Library and laughed and laughed, and laughed some more. Between laughs, I learned something. “Doc” Al Schalow, B.S., ‘61/P, offered his multi-media, multi-disciplinary presentation: “The Medicine Wagon Show: Patent Medicines and Miracle Cures of Yesterday and Today”. “Doc” Schalow offered a […]

Meet our Friends Board

What does VCU Libraries mean to you? “Libraries must evolve to be more than just places that serve scholars seeking to absorb and consume. They need to be inclusive community spaces that enable creative expression and amplify engagement.” New Friends of VCU Libraries Board member Kenneth Warren Foster (B.F.A. ’01/A) is excited about the future […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Catching up with VCU Libraries’ Community Zooms

As the COVD-19 pandemic entered a second spring, VCU Libraries continued to use the Zoom platform to keep the Friends of VCU Libraries engaged. We have had more than 700 individual participants at these events and are so grateful to have found a way to stay connected. If you missed a program or want to revisit one that you […]

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