Category: Annual Report

Faculty perceptions of library consultations topic of study

One-on-one research consultations are a standard service in academic libraries that consume significant library resources. However, there is a noticeable lack of scholarship attempting to evaluate research consultations. The body of literature that does exist is primarily comprised of detailed analyses of usage statistics associated with the consultations (number, time, patron demographics), surveys gauging user […]

Brody develops session on predatory publishing for prestigious dental research conference

The landscape of scholarly publishing is changing with the shift from print to online and the introduction of open access journals, typically funded by author fees, to ensure free access to all. This environment has given rise to “predatory publishers” that engage in deceptive practices to make a profit. Consequently, researchers must be able to […]

Evidence-based nursing expert Roy Brown serves on key course redesign team 

In 2018, faculty members from the School of Nursing proposed redesigning a critical course in the curriculum–Nursing 371, which focuses on evidence-based practice. This core course, a requirement for graduation with a B.S. in nursing, is taken by about 300 students each year.   Using evidence in clinical decision-making is a key aspect of nursing practice that […]

Selected presentations and papers by VCU Libraries staff and faculty

A selected list of presentations and papers by VCU Libraries faculty and staff in FY19, July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. Adunlin G, Cyrus J.W. Asare M, Sabik LM. Barriers and Facilitators to Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Immigrants in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2018; Aug 16:1-53. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-018-0794-6  Arendt, […]

Scholars Compass enjoys steady growth

VCU Scholars Compass continues to grow and make an impact showcasing the intellectual and creative output of VCU. In FY19, Scholars Compass surpassed the 16,000 mark for the total number of items, and received more than 500,000 verified downloads this year bringing the lifetime total of Scholars Compass downloads to 2 million. Two new peer-reviewed […]

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