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VCU Libraries hosts medical librarians meeting in Richmond

Possible graphic: MAC conference logo The annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC/MLA) was convened at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond from October 23-25, 2022. This was the eighth time MAC/MLA has met in Richmond during the past 70 years. This was the first in-person meeting for MAC/MLA since […]

Health and Wellness Librarian speaks at Global Liver Institute Academy

Dana L. Ladd, Ph.D. was an invited speaker at the Global Liver Institute Advanced Advocacy Academy Annual Symposium on Sept. 19, 2022. She provided the presentation, “Finding Reliable Consumer Health Information” for 81 patients and caregivers in attendance. Ladd, associate professor, is the health and wellness librarian at the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness […]

Meet Jessica Soffian, student editor of “Jurgen” comic arts contest

Five Questions with Jessica Soffian As the 2022-23 student editor of the Jurgen Comics Contest, Jess Soffian brings considerable experience to the post. Jess is the artist and writer of the graphic novel Khave and the Well, serves as the Assistant Editor-In-Chief of VCU’s Pwatem Literary and Art Magazine, and has both edited and contributed […]

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 […]

‘Jurgen’ exhibit on view at The Branch House

2021-2022 marked the inaugural Jurgen Banned Arts Comics Contest. The contest is named after a work by Richmond’s own James Branch Cabell, cousin to John Kerr Branch, original owner of The Branch House (currently The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design). An exhibition “Banning of Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice” on loan from VCU Libraries is now […]

A Library Love Story

Like every engaged couple, when alumni Paul Pottanat (BS ‘16/H&S) and Maria-Grace Luther (BA ‘17/Arts) planned their August 2022 wedding, they made hundreds of decisions and juggled hundreds of ideas and tasks associated with creating their special day. One idea unique to them was to visit James Branch Cabell Library in their wedding finery to […]

Join the Friends Book Club on October 30

On Sunday, October 30, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of our Nation” by Linda Villarosa. From the publisher’s website: ABOUT UNDER THE SKIN“A stunning exposé of why Black people in our society ‘live sicker and die […]

Christenbury Literacy Fund will send student to ALA conference in 2023

The Leila Christenbury Literacy Fund was established in 2007 with gifts from Leila Christenbury, Commonwealth Professor Emerita in the VCU School of Education.  Well-known in national education circles, Christenbury taught English Education at VCU for 32 years, serving as professor, department chair and interim dean. She is a 45-year veteran teacher in secondary English and […]

Health Sciences Library marks 90 years on N. 12th Street

On September 14, faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library celebrated 90 years at 509 N. 12th Street. Though the Health Sciences Library, in one form or location or another, has been a part of the medical campus since 1897, the current building was completed and opened in 1932. The building was expanded in […]

Discuss ‘The Organ Thieves’ with the Friends book club Sept. 11

VCU’s Common Book for 2022 is The Organ Thieves by Richmond author, Chip Jones. Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 pm at Cabell Library (or on Zoom) for a discussion lead by University Archivist Jodi Koste. The group will meet on the 4th floor of Cabell Library […]

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