Category results for: Librarians at Work

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 […]

Hodge edits career-building advice book, “The Academic Librarian’s Toolkit”

VCU Libraries’ Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning Megan Hodge (right) served as editor of a new book from the American Library Association that focuses on building careers in academic librarianship. According to ALA literature about the book, “The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit is a thorough handbook designed to guide you from library school through your first several […]

Collage Campaign creates new approach to outreach to schools

What do arts students know about VCU Libraries? How do they find out what they know? What are the gaps in their knowledge? How can we fill those gaps to increase their awareness and use of library resources and therefore improve their experiences as students and creators?  These are the sorts of questions Arts Research […]

To combat fakes and defend truth #VetYourSources effort continues

In an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” VCU Libraries’ ongoing information literacy campaign  encourages all in the VCU community and beyond to carefully evaluate their sources of information — whether writing a paper, conducting research or reading a news article in mainstream or on social media. Today, the social media project is planned to go […]

Research librarian contributes to state health policymaking

When experts from the College of Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling partnered with VCU’s Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory (SERL) on a grant-funded research project contracted by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) they turned to Talicia Tarver to provide expert systematic search support for their research. The overarching goal of the 2019 research […]

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