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  • Librarians at Work: Meet New Liaisons

    Fall 2017 brings these new librarians to VCU’s faculty. Get to know them a bit through these Q&As. They are: Erica Brody, liaison to the School of Dentistry Rachel Koenig, liaison to the School of Pharmacy Andrea Kohashi, teaching and learning librarian in Special Collections and Archives Janet Reid, liaison to the School of Busines […]

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  • VCU’s Megan Hodge featured in photo homage to today’s librarians

    In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called “This is What A Librarian Looks Like,” a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has continued work focused on how essential librarians and libraries are to communities. The result is a new book, published in May […]

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  • Librarians at Work: Knott serves as mentor in national cohort

    VCU’s Teresa L. Knott, has been selected as a mentor  in the 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.  Knott is an associate university librarian and the director of Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. She participated in the program as a […]

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  • Fred Wayne: Why I Give

    Fred Wayne (BS ‘70/H&S, MS ‘86/AH) knows a thing or two about VCU. As a native Richmonder he grew up in the neighborhood and when the time came for college, VCU’s predecessor, Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), was a good fit. A university campus cobbled together from Victorian Row Houses, the University was experiencing tremendous growth […]

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  • Note of thanks from Jennifer Schero, doctoral student

    “I just read about the Mothers’ Room in the VCU TelegRAM, and I wanted to say “thank you.” As a mother who just recently ended the process of nursing, I am so proud of being an incoming VCU PhD student with the knowledge that the school provides for new mothers, both students and staff, as […]

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  • William and Mary grad student lauds Special Collections

    Ravynn Stringfield is an graduate student in American Studies at the College of William and Mary. She uses her literary training to investigate what narratives, in their varied forms, tell us about race and gender. A focus of her research is graphic novels. Specifically, Stringfield is interested in the transformation of the Black Panther comic character […]

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  • What I’m Working On: G. Wiltshire

    “I’m working on studying gross anatomy.” -G. Wiltshire, dentistry, 2021

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  • 2017 Eisner Awards: Coming soon to VCU

    Materials honored at the weekend’s Comi-Con will soon be housed at VCU Libraries, which is the repository for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Since 2005, every year after Comic-Con, dozens of nominated and award-winning titles are donated to Cabell Library and are made available to researchers. Nearly 1,000 comic books, graphic novels, archival editions, […]

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  • Fiscal Year ’17: A record-breaking one for fundraising

    As we head into the August, the books are being balanced for FY17. While we will not report an official fundraising total for a few more weeks we can say with great confidence that FY17 was a record-breaking year in the development office at VCU Libraries. In FY17 we received 795 gifts from donors that […]

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  • What I’m Working On: Darian Jacobs

    “I’m working on updating my resume.” -Darian Jacobs, health science major, class of 2018.

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  • What I’m Working On: Lewis Gatling

    “I’m working on some reading in between classes.” -Lewis Gatling, photography, VCU Summer Intensive Program.

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  • Arts librarian part of national cohort on research design

    Arts liaison librarian Carla-Mae Crookendale, pictured right, has been accepted for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, a national program to help academic and research librarians develop their research skills. She was chosen based on her proposal to conduct a research project,  The Art School and the Library: A Needs Assessment. She is refining and […]

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  • VCU librarians played key role in ALA innovation award

    VIVA (the Virginia Virtual Library), a vital consortium in which VCU Libraries has long played an active leaderhip role, receieved the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative 2017 Innovation Award from the American Library Association. Two of our faculty, Amanda Echterling and Shirley Thomas, had prominent roles in developing the initiative. Congratulations to both Amanda and Shirley for […]

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  • Updates and News: July enewsletter

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  • By the Numbers: Events and attendance break records in 2016-17

    In its first full academic year in the new library building with its 300-seat Lecture Hall, VCU Libraries broke records for events in the 2016-2017 academic year. The number of events hosted nearly quadrupled from 69 events in the 2015-2016 academic year to 250 for 2016-2017. Attendance more than doubled, rising from roughly 12,000 attendees […]

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  • Video: Why Give to VCU Libraries

    Donors, board leaders and students share their insights on VCU Libraries and why we need your support.  

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  • Cabell Library to Livestream VCU Fashion Show

    One of the hottest tickets in town, the VCU Fashion Show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a sellout every year. Tickets to an overflow auditorium also sell out. This year, May 10, 8 p.m., the Cabell Library Lecture Hall, with its large screen, will livestream the show as a study break for […]

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  • Librarians at Work: Hodge named “outstanding mentor”

    VCU Libraries’ Megan Hodge is honored by the VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program as an outstanding faculty mentor. What makes this award REALLY outstanding? It comes from our students, who nominate a faculty mentor who regularly goes above and beyond to create and engage students in research opportunities. Congratulations, Megan.   Students provide a written […]

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  • Five Questions: Dana Ladd, expert on info needs of patients with rare cancers

    A VCU librarian’s doctoral research fills a significant gap in the medical and library literature about the information needs of patients with rare cancers. Associate Professor Dana L. Ladd is the Community Health Education Center librarian and is therefore in a unique position to glean first hand what patients need to know. Ladd runs  The Community Health […]

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  • How the libraries helped me: Elise Riddick

    A professor in the University College’s Department of Focused Inquiry passed along this feedback from a student, Elise Riddick, who had a consultation with librarian Jenny Stout: “I decided that I probably needed some help with my search terms; so, I met with my wonderful, amazing, and talented librarian whom I have now dubbed, “The […]

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