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  • Makerspace taking shape through construction and conversations

    Last night’s open forum on needs and dreams for the “makerspace”–the Innovative Media department’s new and enlarged work areas on the lower level–brought varied voices and ideas. Students and faculty from different disciplines saw a brief presentation about current Innovative Media services and renderings of the new space. Then, they shared ideas, in a free-ranging […]

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  • VCU Libraries announces fine amnesty on overdue books as a thank you to students

    As a recognition of students’ grin-and-bear-it attitudes, during the first year of construction of the new library on the Monroe Park Campus, beginning after the topping off on March 18, VCU Libraries will not charge fines on overdue books received by midnight on March 31. “Our students have been patient with disruptions due to construction,” […]

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  • The beam has been lifted and the Topping Off ceremony is complete.

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  • Celebrate Topping Off: 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

    Come one, come all to sign the beam 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18. The occasion is the official “Topping Off” — during which the tallest beam is celebrated and ceremonially lifted into place atop the structure. The ceremony, with short speeches and music, takes place at 2 p.m. The location is on […]

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  • Video: Dr. Rao signing new library ceremonial beam

    [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs-Rtxw57Bc[/embed]

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  • Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.–Sign the beam

    Come one, come all to sign the beam 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18. The occasion is the official “Topping Off” — during which the tallest beam is celebrated and ceremonially lifted into place atop the structure. The ceremony, with short speeches and music, takes place at 2 p.m. The location is on […]

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  • Time lapse video: See our progress in less than one minute

    The new library has been going up, up, up, resulting in this week’s Topping Off, when the tallest beam was raised to the top of the roofline.

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  • President Rao is first to sign the beam

    Thanks, President Rao, for being the first to sign the big, VCU gold beam that will be lifted to the top of the new library on Wednesday afternoon. All in the university community are invited to come to the Compass and sign the beam 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The president is […]

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  • Setting Up: The beam is in place for signing and Topping Off

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  • Noise alert: Loud drilling this week 7 to 9 a.m.

    Starting March 18, at 7 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m., you will hear the sounds of hammer drilling on the plinth on the west side of Cabell Library. Over the next four days, drilling crews will move south and around the corner, ending at the southeast corner of the building. The drilling will be […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Inside the new library IV

    Library leaders got the first hard-hat tour of the emerging library in early March and here’s some of what they saw. Imagine this light-filled space on the third floor–a new, spacious study area. What a great view we’re going to have! (Thanks, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Dennis T. Clark, for sharing.)

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  • Topping Off: Wednesday, March 18

    Come one, come all to sign the beam 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18. The occasion is the official “Topping Off” — during which the tallest beam is celebrated and ceremonially lifted into place atop the structure. The ceremony, with short speeches and music, takes place at 2 p.m. The location is on […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Inside the new library III

    This image shows the third floor. Imagine you are looking up to what will be the stairwell to the fourth floor. (Thanks, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Dennis T. Clark, for sharing.)

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  • Spring break construction planned

    Researchers working at Cabell Library over spring break should expect some construction activity. W. M. Jordan will take advantage of spring break to do some work that otherwise would be too disruptive. Here is a summary of what to expect: Fifteen minutes power shut down on March 9 starting at 5 a.m. of panel that […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Inside the new library II

    Library leaders got the first hard-hat tour of the emerging library in early March and here’s some of what they saw. This is the view from the new space on the second floor looking toward Shafer Court. (Thanks, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Dennis T. Clark, for sharing.)  

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