Back to the Stacks 2023
VCU Libraries student workers (from any and all decades) are invited to reconnect and reminisce Save the date of Saturday, June 3, 2023 for the 2nd annual VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion! Last year’s event included student workers from the 1970s to 2019. Student workers from both James Branch Cabell Library and the Health Sciences […]
The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to Discuss “The Final Revival of Opal and Nev”
Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, December 4th to discuss The Final Revival of Opal & Nev,. Dawnie Walton’s debut novel is the winner of the 2022 Cabell First Novelist Award which honors an outstanding debut novel published during the preceding calendar year. The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, follows […]
Rising Scholars celebration
VCU Libraries celebrated Rising Scholars award winners at reception. Congratulations to the more than 40 high school Rising Scholars recipients from last year! High school guidance counselors nominated one high school junior from each school to receive this award. Each student received a certificate and book at their high school award ceremony. Additionally, if Rising […]
They came back to the stacks!
Former VCU Libraries student workers and supervisors enjoy a picnic on the terrace of Cabell Library
Back to the Stacks: VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion 2022
Calling all former student workers from VCU Libraries! Were you a student worker at VCU Libraries? VCU Libraries invites student workers from decades recent and vintage back to the library for a reunion. You bring the memories, we’ll provide lunch and building tours! This event is free (thanks to support from the VCU Foundation) but […]
ConnectWell: free postcards and a note home with Friends of VCU Libraries
Hey Mom! Writing from the library, where I spend all my time. Thanks for your support!! My semester is going ok, but i am not there yet. However, I am not going to give up. I will do my best to make you and myself proud! Hey dad, it’s your future graduate…just a reminder of […]
VCU Libraries 2021 T- shirts available!
Show your support for VCU Libraries by purchasing a T-shirt featuring the winning design from the 2021 Friends of the Library design contest. A portion of the sale of each shirt goes to VCU Libraries. The design is by alumna Kiersten Marshall, BFA ’20/A, and shows an image of the many ways in which VCU […]
Food for Fines project now year round
Beginning Monday, April 12, VCU Libraries will host an ongoing food drive to help stock Ram Pantry@VCU, which provides nutritious and culturally appropriate emergency food to VCU students. In this case, generosity has an added benefit for people who owe overdue fines for library materials. Fees to repair damaged items or to replace lost items […]
Designers: What does VCU Libraries mean to you?
The Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest is open! Current VCU students and alumni of the last five years (2016 — 2020) are invited to submit designs by March 28. The design prompt is “What is your interpretation of VCU Libraries? The creator of the winning design will receive a $500 prize sponsored by […]
How I Use the Library: a 2020 graduate reflects
James Branch Cabell Library. Photo by Corey Lightner (B.S.’20/H&S)Spring 2020 VCU graduates celebrated a little differently this year. A virtual graduation was held instead of in-person and their final months of classes switched to online. Justice Boyd Hughes graduated this spring with a B.A. in African American Studies and B.S. in Psychology and shares how the libraries were […]