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 […]
After exemplary 20-year career, Ulmschneider announces retirement plans
After an exemplary 20-year career at VCU, John Ulmschneider, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, has announced his decision to retire effective June 30, 2020. Dean Ulmschneider began his role at VCU in 1999, having previously served in management roles at the North Carolina State University Libraries. “His leadership at VCU Libraries has played a […]
Closing the books on Book Sale 2019: Sale sets a new record and brings in sponsorships
The 2019 Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale was the most successful sale yet! The six-day sale brought in over $24,200 in sales, $1,200 in cash donations from 828 customers and $7,000 in sponsorships for a combined total of $32,501.42. With books donated from over 80 individuals in the Richmond area, the sale brought in […]
Tote Bags at the Book Sale free with purchase thanks to donors
Book Sale attendees will receive this limited edition tote bag this year FREE with your book sale purchase. Thanks to our generous tote bag sponsors SHOCKOE | Mobile by Design and Richmond Pediatric Dentistry for making this possible! Additional bags will be available for $3 each. The tote bag features a VCU alumna design by Katrina Navasca […]
Sponsors sign on for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale!
As the Friends of VCU Libraries sort thousands of used books for their annual book sale in October, businesses have started to take notice. (Poster lists some sponsors 11x17_Book Sale Poster_09.26.2019) The book sale will look a bit different this year, as sponsorships are available for the first time in the sale’s 12-year history. Attendees will […]
Letter from a president found in donated book
Every year people donate thousands of books to VCU Libraries for the annual Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale. The books arrive in varying conditions – neatly boxed, haphazardly bagged, occasionally packed into an old suitcase. Every now and then, mementos and odds and ends are donated along with them. A collection was donated this […]
Board members welcome students
Over 1,500 students participated in the 9th annual Library Fest at Cabell Library and Friends of the VCU Libraries Board members were there to help greet and welcome students! Thanks to board president Kate Peeples Brown and new board members Dennis Andersen and Bonnie Newman Davis.
Annual fund donors increase under new leadership
Sarah Neely (B.S. ’14/H&S) joined the development and fundraising team as Officer of Annual Giving and Corporate Sponsorships in FY19. She brought a fresh approach to increasing the number of donors giving to the Friends of VCU Libraries fund and building a corporate sponsorship program. Setting up a program soon after her arrival in fall semester 2019, she […]
October Book Sale Forecast: Great Finds to Be Found!
While summer temps have sizzled the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale Committee have been hard at work in the basement of the Cabell Library sorting books for the October Book Sale. Twice a month volunteers come to campus and sort books in a tucked away area of the library affectionately known to faculty and […]