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Local international consultant values VCU Libraries

Haywood Spangler knows the value of a good academic research library. A Richmond-based consultant and independent researcher, Spangler conducts client specific research through his consulting firm, Work & Think, LLC. The creator of SERA (the Spangler Ethical Reasoning Assessment), and the II (Innovation Inventory,) Spangler is a keynote speaker, a researcher and an author. He formerly interned as a […]

StudyWell’s white board prompts a big hit

Following the success of past years’ “Welcome Week” or “Weeks of Welcome,” a series of orientation opportunities, VCU Libraries introduced the Study Well Campaign to engage students in a ways to help them cope in their return to in-person campus life and become comfortable in the academic research library environment. One feature of Study Well […]

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “Someone’s Missing . . .and I think it’s me” on Sept. 19

In connection with the kickoff for VCU Libraries event season, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss “Someone’s Missing . . . and I think it’s me: Our Great Adventure with Dementia” by Joan Gaustad (BFA ’75/Arts.) We will meet in the Cabell Room on the 4th floor of VCU’s Cabell Library on […]

‘Klara and the Sun’ is Summer reading for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet Sunday , June 27 at 2 p.m. on the third floor Terrace at the Cabell Library. For those who wish to join remotely, we will have an option for you to join via Zoom. The book selected for discussion this month is Klara and the Sun, […]

VCU’s Brody chairs Medical Library Association’s dental caucus

Research and Education Librarian and liaison to the VCU School of Dentistry, Erica Brody, MPH, MSLS, is the new chair of the Medical Library Association (MLA)’s dental caucus. She has completed one year of service as dental caucus chair-elect and begins her term as chair in May 2021, which will be followed by a one […]

Author Chip Jones to join The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “The Organ Thieves”

The next Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club is set for Sunday, February 21st at 2pm via Zoom. We will discuss “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South” by Chip Jones. The author will join us for this event. To get the Zoom link to attend, please […]

User Experience Student Internship is nearly funded

User Experience (or UX) is the work of creating websites that are user focused and function for all constituencies that use them. At VCU Libraries, these projects are limited to student advisory groups, student workers, and (when funded) occasional testing with other groups for more in-depth methods of testing.To better serve all constituents, in 2021, […]

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club via Zoom on January 31st

The next Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club selection is “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” by Marcia Chatelain. We will meet on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm via Zoom. To get the link to attend, please send an email to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu.About “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” (from publisher W.W.Norton and […]

Zoom Zoom Zooma Zoom

While Zoom (previously best known as a children’s TV show on PBS) has taken on a new meaning to many during the COVD-10 pandemic, VCU Libraries has made good use of the Zoom platform to keep the Friends of VCU Libraries engaged and active while so many of us are at home for safe sheltering […]

Enjoy and support Comic Arts Collection

The VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection began in the 1970s with the donation of a modest comic book collection and the papers of a noted Richmond newspaper editorial cartoonist. The collection later grew with the help of numerous donors over the years – especially that of Dr. M. Thomas Inge, an expert on the history […]

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