Category: Gifts

Daughter Helps Preserve Father’s Legacy

Lynda S. White understands the highly specific needs of archival work and the care of collections. Retired from the University of Virginia, White was on faculty at UVa Libraries where she worked in the Fine Arts Library and in the main library (Alderman) as an assessment librarian. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley, White is […]

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 […]

Interfaith fund grows to more than $230,000

VCU Libraries has now raised more than $230,000 in private funds toward the  construction of an Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space in the James Branch to be built inside Cabell Library. A key part of the Library portion of the Make It Real Campaign, which closed on  June 30, the funds will construct a much […]

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 […]

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 […]