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Fundraising chief earns key certification

VCU Libraries Director of Development and Major Gifts Kelly Gotschalk has received the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification. Within the fundraising field, attaining the CFRE is considered a pivotal professional achievement. Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organization, the sole mission of which is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a […]

‘On Juneteenth’ is the next selection for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club

Save the date and plan to join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. for our next meeting. In conjunction with the appearance of author Annette Gordon Reed at VCU’s Cabell Library later in the week, the FOL Book Club will discuss her book On Juneteenth. We will meet […]

On video: Our Community Zooms

Community Zooms, a series of virtual events hosted by VCU libraries,  successfully offered opportunities for the VCU community to learn and connect during the pandemic. The series would not have been possible without our guest lecturers and the creativity and work of the Friends of VCU Libraries.   The Friends also organized a series of Zooms […]

Dean appointed to national task force on leadership and career development

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D., has accepted a national appointment to serve as a member of the Association of Research Libraries Leadership & Career Development Program Task Force. Her term begins December 1, 2021 and continues at least until November 30, 2022. According to ARL: The ARL Leadership and Career […]

5 Questions: Alyson Piccione

As the student manager of the Jurgen Comics Contest and an artist herself, Alyson Piccione is a student worker at VCU Libraries. She says that there is so much potential in this project to produce great work. VCU students stand to gain not only notoriety from the project, but also get a chance to show […]

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 […]

Personnel landmarks 2020-21

Promotions Kelsey Cheshire – Assistant ProfessorJessica Kirschner – Assistant ProfessorJanet Reid – Assistant ProfessorStephani (Nia) Rodgers – Assistant ProfessorPatricia Sobczak – Associate Professor Retirements Pam Fraga – Administrative Office Director (15 years)Mary Jane Green  – Senior Library Specialist (47 years)Diana Lively – Library Specialist (21 years)Thelma Mack – Senior Library Specialist (14 years)Anita Mallory – […]

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, […]

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