Category results for: Friends of VCU Libraries

Friends Corner: Marni Pilafian

“This ongoing Affordable Course Content effort is keeping more students in their libraries and classrooms rather than working a job to buy the book to stay in that classroom.“ I remember studying with a study group two nights a week my first year of college. The next year, three students in our study group had […]

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 […]

FUTURES in DC

A VCU libraries group visited the new FUTURES exhibit by the Smithsonian Friday, March 11. A special guided tour was provided by VCU alum Michelle Koppl (BFA ’18/A) who formerly worked at VCU ICA. A group of VCU alumni, library supporters and VCU parents joined us for the tour. FUTURES was an immersive tour featuring […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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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