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Voices of Giving Day : A Special Dedication to Special Collections and Archives

In the realm of academia, where the past meets the present to shape the future, Elizabeth Roderick (M.P.A ‘18) and John Kneebone, Ph.D. stand as advocates for preserving history. Their fervent support for VCU Giving Day 2024 echoes their deep-seated belief in the significance of the VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Endowment. The couple […]

Voices of Giving Day: Making waves in education with strategic giving

Leslie Brown, a leader in higher education with a rich background spanning 25 years, has left an indelible mark on institutions such as New York University and the American Museum of Natural History. In her current VCU role as a special assistant for special projects to the Senior VP & CFO, Brown continues to showcase […]

Why Cobb chooses open: affordability, relevance, and equity

The interview series “Why We Choose Open: OER Stories” invites VCU community members to share why they use, adapt or create Open Educational Resources (OER) and what impact that work has on their students, teaching experiences, and/or career. Faculty: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Psychology Resource: Biological Basis of Behavior, […]

Share your love with VCU Libraries

Did you meet your special someone at VCU Libraries as a student? Or spend many an evening together on study dates in the stacks of VCU Libraries? Are you a VCU Family with degrees spread across the campuses? One thing every VCU graduate shares is VCU Libraries. This Valentine’s Day, we ask you to share […]

Where are they now? Ricky Waller, BS ’82/H&S and Gloria Jean Atwood-Waller, BS ‘85/B: New York and The North Pole

Growing up in Richmond’s West End, Ricky Waller came to VCU in 1976 to study psychology after graduation from Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico County. At that time, VCU’s campus had a much smaller footprint and was more blended with the City of Richmond. Waller met his wife, Gloria Jean Atwood-Waller (GJ) in 1980 […]

Where are they now? Catching up with Library Student Workers Carolyn Duckworth and Jeff Wagner

Carolyn Duckworth (BFA ’76/Arts) and Jeff Wagner (BFA ‘77/Arts) met as undergrads in the 1970s on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus and formed a lifelong friendship. Following in the footsteps of older sister, Susie Duckworth (BFA ‘71/Arts), Carolyn came to VCU from Northern Virginia in the summer of 1973. Her first summer here was spent in […]

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club sets fall reading schedule

With a busy fall on the horizon at VCU Libraries, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club has set a schedule and invites you to join us for discussion of these books, all of which are tied to upcoming events at VCU. The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to meet on Sunday, July 9 to discuss Remarkably Bright Creatures

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet at 2 pm on Sunday, July 9 to discuss Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. The book has been called, “an exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope, tracing a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus.” From the publisher’s website: “For fans of A […]

Brown serves on futures task force for Medical Library Association anniversary

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in May 2023. As part of this celebration, the MLA board of directors created several task forces, each building on the MLA strategic goal, Building a Better Future. The task forces are to build upon MLA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in supporting the […]

Join author Bonnie Newman Davis for a community zoom about Black women journalists

Bonnie Newman Davis is the author of “Truth Tellers: The Power and Presence of Black Women Journalists Since 1960” Bonnie Newman Davis — journalist, professor, managing editor of the Richmond Free Press, and author — will present a VCU Libraries Community Zoom on Thursday, February 13, 2023. Her newly published book presents biographies of key […]

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