Category: Friends of VCU Libraries

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 […]

VCU Libraries 2021 T- shirts available!

Show your support for VCU Libraries by purchasing a T-shirt featuring the winning design from the 2021 Friends of the Library design contest. A portion of the sale of each shirt goes to VCU Libraries. The design is by alumna Kiersten Marshall, BFA ’20/A, and shows an image of the many ways in which VCU […]

Designers: What does VCU Libraries mean to you?

T-shirt design contest image, $500 prize

The Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest is open! Current VCU students and alumni of the last five years (2016 — 2020) are invited to submit designs by March 28. The design prompt is “What is your interpretation of VCU Libraries? The creator of the winning design will receive a $500 prize sponsored by […]

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 […]

VCU Libraries Annual Fund grew in FY20

VCU Libraries grew membership in the Friends of VCU Libraries by 3 percent in fiscal year 2020 and enjoyed a revenue growth of 42 percent from fiscal year 2019. While membership growth lagged behind revenue growth, we finished the year strong despite entering into a pandemic and near shut down of development efforts for the […]

Corporate Sponsorships debut at VCU Libraries

In FY20, VCU Libraries began pursuing corporate sponsorships for events. The annual Friends of VCU Libraries provided wide appeal to area businesses and VCU Libraries raised $7,500 in corporate sponsorship in our first year. A diverse range of businesses stepped up to sponsor the sale. They were: Black Swan Books; Alli Taylor, Keller Williams Realty […]

Design contest deadline extended to April 19, 2020

Due to the changes to 2020 Spring semester, the Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest deadline is also extended. Entries must be submitted by midnight April 19 in order to be considered for the $500 award. Judging will take place the week of April 20. Winner will be announced April 27. T-shirts will be […]

Students share what they love about VCU Libraries

On Valentine’s Day, Friends of VCU Libraries asked students to share their love for VCU Libraries and the response was…loving. Hundreds of students enjoyed a quick study break at tables at Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences and  James Branch Cabell Library to craft a handmade valentine to share what they love about VCU Libraries. Love […]

VCU Libraries now accepting book donations

empty book sorting pallets

The 2019 Friends of the Library Book Sale was the most successful sale yet, and now we are ready to accept more book donations in preparation for next year’s sale! Help us fill these empty pallets while clearing off space on your own book shelves. For information about what kinds of materials can be donated […]

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 […]