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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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