Category: News

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 […]

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 […]

2020 marks 100th anniversary of career-changing event in the life of James Branch Cabell

Celebrate 2020 as the year of James Branch Cabell, beginning with the 100th anniversary of the seizure of the printing plates for Jurgen on Jan. 4, 2020. Jurgen was Cabell’s best known and most controversial book. A comic fantasy set in the mythical province of Poictesme (Pwa-tem), Jurgen was considered indecent by some. On Jan. 4, […]

After exemplary 20-year career, Ulmschneider announces retirement plans

After an exemplary 20-year career at VCU, John Ulmschneider, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, has announced his decision to retire effective June 30, 2020.   Dean Ulmschneider began his role at VCU in 1999, having previously served in management roles at the North Carolina State University Libraries. “His leadership at VCU Libraries has played a […]

Closing the books on Book Sale 2019: Sale sets a new record and brings in sponsorships

The 2019 Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale was the most successful sale yet! The six-day sale brought in over $24,200 in sales, $1,200 in cash donations from 828 customers and $7,000 in sponsorships for a combined total of $32,501.42. With books donated from over 80 individuals in the Richmond area, the sale brought in […]

Richmond Indie Comic Expo fills Lecture Hall with artists Nov. 17

The inaugural Richmond Indie Comic Expo (RICE), planned by VCU School of the Arts students and hosted at James Branch Cabell Library, takes place Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to all, the expo offers artists tabling to discuss and sell their work in The Lecture Hall (Room 303). Educational […]

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 […]

Meet Oscar Keyes: Multimedia expert new to VCU Libraries

Oscar Keyes, Multimedia Teaching & Learning Librarian, develops, delivers and promotes the Innovative Media department’s instruction program in support of VCU community members’ multimedia literacy and creative skills. He teaches sessions focusing on audio and video production techniques, equipment and software. In addition, he manages the department’s audio and video studios.   Keyes has advanced technical […]

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 […]

Sponsors sign on for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale!

As the Friends of VCU Libraries sort thousands  of used books for their annual  book sale in October, businesses have started to take notice. (Poster lists some sponsors 11x17_Book Sale Poster_09.26.2019) The book sale will look a bit different this year, as sponsorships are available for the first time in the sale’s 12-year history. Attendees will […]