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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 […]

March Madness Meet-up in D.C.

Join VCU Libraries for a special tour of the new Smithsonian exhibit, Futures. Billed as part exhibition, part festival, FUTURES presents nearly 32,000 square feet of new immersive site-specific art installations and so much more.  Once we have explored Futures, we will see the #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit – a monumental exhibit of 120 3-D […]

Save the Date: April 28 is VCU Giving Day

VCU Giving Day is Virginia Commonwealth University’s inaugural day of giving. VCU Giving Day is a day for everyone who loves VCU to join together to combine their support and maximize impact. The first VCU Giving Day will take place on Thursday, April 28, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. EST. During this 24-hour blitz filled […]

More than just a donor wall

Each plaque tells a story of giving. This is more than just a wall of names . . . Every plaque on the VCU Libraries donor wall has a story behind it, a reason for the gift. Some people gave so future generations of students will have appropriate facilities and materials for study, other donors […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Thank You to Our Donors

Thanks to our friends and donors for all that you have done for VCU Libraries through your gifts, support and advocacy this year. It hasn’t been an easy year for anyone, but thanks to you, the VCU Libraries is emerging from the pandemic strong and ready to welcome thousands of students, faculty, and friends back […]

Remembering Jack Hansan, creator of the Social Welfare History Project

March 29th was the 91st anniversary of the birth of John E. (Jack) Hansan, Ph.D. Thanks to Hansan, VCU Libraries boasts a robust collection of Social Welfare History resources reflecting his ingenuity, knowledge and dedication to the social work profession. The Social Welfare History Project was transferred to VCU Libraries in 2017. Since then the […]

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 […]

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