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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 […]

VCU Parents (and Grandparents): VCU Libraries is here for your student every step of the way

Though you have been planning for this for years, sending a child off to college is huge transition, not just for them but also for you. VCU Libraries has a research guide to help students and their parents adapt to this milestone. Check out the Research Guide for Parents here. No matter their major, VCU […]

What are you reading this summer?

What are you reading this summer? Checking with the Friends of VCU Libraries As we head into the last month of summer, we asked current and former members of the Friends of VCU Libraries board what they are reading. Here is what some of the had to say: JoAnn Bodurtha, emeritus Friends of VCU Libraries […]

Save the Date: Levis Prize night is Sept. 30

Devon Walker-Figueroa, the 2022 Levis Poetry Prize Winner, will appear at Virginia Commonwealth University September 30 to read from her book, Philomath  Philomath was selected for the 2020 National Poetry Series by Sally Keith and shortlisted for the 2021 National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize. The author grew up in Kings Valley, on the […]

VCU Libraries remembers William “Billy” Ellyson (1938-2022)

A long-time member of the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, William “Billy” Ellyson died in Kilmarnock on June 3, 2022. Billy served for more than 30 years on the Cabell Associates before retiring from the board with the move to Kilmarnock. He served in numerous roles with the Cabell Associates, including vice-president and he chaired […]

Save the Date: Cabell First Novelist winner will read Nov. 10

Dawnie Walton is the 2022 recipient of the Cabell First Novelist Award for The Final Revival of Opal & Nev published by Simon and Schuster. The novel chronicles the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later […]

Juneteenth and Beyond: A reading list

Last year, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth a federal holiday — the first time a new federal holiday has been introduced since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became one in 1983. While many Americans have been celebrating Juneteenth for decades (or even a century), for others the holiday […]

VCU Libraries After Dark 2022

More than 40 VCU alumni were welcomed back to the Cabell Library last week for a look at the resources available to alumni after graduation. This social and educational event, sponsored by VCU Alumni and VCU Libraries, allowed alumni to explore library technologies and spaces including 3D printing/scanning, community digitization and publishing. One of the […]

Librarians move up in faculty rank

Spring 2022 faculty promotions affect seven VCU Libraries faculty. Regarding these promotions, Dean Irene Herold, Ph.D., said: “What struck me the most when reviewing the library faculty’s dossiers was not only their impressive work, but also their commitment to student success. Congratulations!” Promotions effective July 1 are Andrea Kohashi to Assistant Professor and these librarians promoted to […]

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