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Herold named to key national advocacy committee

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D., has accepted an appointment to serve as a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Advocacy and Public Policy Committee for two years. Her term began Oct. 6 and will end in October 2023. This committee plays important strategic roles in accomplishing the Association’s […]

Why Brown chooses open: access, feedback, impact

Roy Brown, VCU Libraries, Health Sciences Library, Research and Education This interview series “Why We Choose Open: OER Stories” invites VCU community members to share why they use, adapt or create Open Educational Resources (OER) and what impact that work has on their students, teaching experiences, and/or career. Resource: The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram outlines […]

Stacey Wahl, Ph.D. takes top honors for paper at Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) held their annual meeting virtually August 11-13 2021.  This meeting draws librarians from a variety of fields including business, biotechnology, law, and academia. VCU Libraries Research and Education Librarian, Stacey Wahl, Ph.D., has been a member of SLA since joining the librarian field in 2018. Says Wahl: “SLA is a […]

VCU’s Brody chairs Medical Library Association’s dental caucus

Research and Education Librarian and liaison to the VCU School of Dentistry, Erica Brody, MPH, MSLS, is the new chair of the Medical Library Association (MLA)’s dental caucus. She has completed one year of service as dental caucus chair-elect and begins her term as chair in May 2021, which will be followed by a one […]

Why Godwin-Jones chooses open: access and international collaboration

This interview series “Why We Choose Open: OER Stories” invites VCU community members to share why they use, adapt or create Open Educational Resources (OER) and what impact that work has on their students, teaching experiences, and/or career. Robert Godwin-Jones, School of World Studies2017 Affordable Course Content Award Recipient Project: Language and Culture in Context: […]

Brody develops session on predatory publishing for prestigious dental research conference

The landscape of scholarly publishing is changing with the shift from print to online and the introduction of open access journals, typically funded by author fees, to ensure free access to all. This environment has given rise to “predatory publishers” that engage in deceptive practices to make a profit. Consequently, researchers must be able to […]

Research assists state policymaking

Working with grant funding from the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and DBHDS, health sciences research librarian Talicia Tarver researched cost-saving and ways for Medicaid providers and employers to offer family and peer recovery and counseling services. This work is part of the Workforce Initiative project with DBHDS.   The project’s goal is to justify enhanced […]

Celebrating Six Long-time Employees During COVID-19

Six long-time VCU Libraries employees have recently retired or will shortly be retiring: Pam Fraga, administrative office director Mary Jane (MJ) Green, Tompkins-McCaw Library service desk coordinator Diana Lively, library technician Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator Anita Mallory, acquisitions order manager John Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian An in-person celebration is, unfortunately, […]

Staff Senate honors Thelma Mack with diversity award

The VCU Staff Senate has honored Research and Education Coordinator Thelma Mack of Tompkins-McCaw Library with the Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award. Mack was recognized for her tireless efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in library services and programs. Over the course of her 14-year career with VCU Libraries, Mack has been actively engaged […]

Evidence-based nursing expert Roy Brown serves on key course redesign team 

In 2018, faculty members from the School of Nursing proposed redesigning a critical course in the curriculum–Nursing 371, which focuses on evidence-based practice. This core course, a requirement for graduation with a B.S. in nursing, is taken by about 300 students each year.   Using evidence in clinical decision-making is a key aspect of nursing practice that […]

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