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Library Publishing Coalition honors VCU’s Kirschner

Open Educational Resources Librarian Jessica Kirschner has received the 2019 Library Publishing Coalition Award for Exemplary Service. The award recognizes substantial contributions by an LPC community member to advancing the mission vision, and values of the coalition. Kirschner chaired the Directory Task Force during the 2018-19 program year, and is now chair of the Directory […]

Fresh approach to doctoral program broadens Tompkins-McCaw’s role in health professions graduate education

Lauretta Cathers, Ph.D., the program director for the College of Health Professions’ (CHP) Ph.D. Program in Health Related Sciences (HRS), reached out to Research Librarian Talicia Tarver of the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Tarver and Cathers also enlisted assistance from Data Management Librarian Nina Exner, to help provide library instruction for a hybrid-online […]

VCU’s medical librarians share knowledge with national network

During a library site visit from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) office in 2018 Director Tony Nguyen and Executive Director M.J. Tooey met with librarians from Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences.  Site visits like this are common and allow VCU to showcase to the NNLM SEA the work […]

VCU Libraries launches guides for LGBTQIA+ Health

VCU Libraries offers two new online guides that provide information to support the health of people who identify as LGBTQIA+. The provider guide includes resources for providing effective and inclusive care for LGBTQIA+ patients. The community member or patient guide includes information about health and wellness specific to people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Why are […]

Selected presentations and papers by VCU Libraries staff and faculty

A selected list of presentations and papers by VCU Libraries faculty and staff in FY19, July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. Adunlin G, Cyrus J.W. Asare M, Sabik LM. Barriers and Facilitators to Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Immigrants in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2018; Aug 16:1-53. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-018-0794-6  Arendt, […]

Hurst chosen for prestigious leadership fellowship

Emily Hurst has been selected as an Association of Academic Health Sciences/National Library of Medicine leadership fellow for 2019-20. This highly competitive and prestigious program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. It is a highly selective program with five fellows annually. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for […]

ALA’s Black Caucus honors Gail Littleton for professional excellence

Gail Littleton, Coordinator of Acquisitions Accounting, is an inaugural recipient of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Support Staff Award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) created the award to honor dedicated and outstanding performance. Littleton was recognized for her 40-year commitment to VCU Libraries and […]

Meet Jessica Kirschner, new open educational resources librarian

New to VCU Libraries in Spring semester 2019, Jessica Kirschner supports the VCU community in its efforts to decrease student costs and increase student success through the use of open and affordable educational materials. Working with partners from across the VCU community, she advocates, educates and assists in the creation of new resources and the […]

Q&A with Julie Arendt: Part of the STEM community

Julie Arendt is part of a three-member team of science and engineering librarians at Cabell Library whose jobs focus on the needs of science and engineering departments. Arendt’s specific focus is outreach, instruction and research support for engineering and physical sciences. This brief Q&A profile is the third in a series that previously highlighted Erin […]

Public affairs librarian and political scientist launch “Civil Discourse” podcast 

Many people are tired of partisan bickering and over-heated, even mean-spirited, political discourse. Into that fray steps VCU Public Affairs Librarian Nia Rodgers with a simple idea: a podcast that explores how government can and should work without the rancor of partisanship but rather with understanding and expertise. Rodgers is engaging in conversations about government […]

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