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User Experience Student Internship is nearly funded

User Experience (or UX) is the work of creating websites that are user focused and function for all constituencies that use them. At VCU Libraries, these projects are limited to student advisory groups, student workers, and (when funded) occasional testing with other groups for more in-depth methods of testing.To better serve all constituents, in 2021, […]

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club via Zoom on January 31st

The next Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club selection aligns is “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” by Marcia Chatelain. We will meet on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm via Zoom. To get the link to attend, please send an email to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu.About “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” (from publisher W.W.Norton […]

Zoom Zoom Zooma Zoom

While Zoom (previously best known as a children’s TV show on PBS) has taken on a new meaning to many during the COVD-10 pandemic, VCU Libraries has made good use of the Zoom platform to keep the Friends of VCU Libraries engaged and active while so many of us are at home for safe sheltering […]

Enjoy and support Comic Arts Collection

The VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection began in the 1970s with the donation of a modest comic book collection and the papers of a noted Richmond newspaper editorial cartoonist. The collection later grew with the help of numerous donors over the years – especially that of Dr. M. Thomas Inge, an expert on the history […]

Join the Friends Book Club Dec. 20 via Zoom

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss Matt Haig’s novel The Midnight Library via Zoom at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 20. The event is free and open to the public, please email kjgotschalk@vcu.edu for the link to attend. From the publisher’s website: The Midnight Library is a dazzling novel about all the choices […]

Front Door Pickup for Friends and Alumni

As VCU starts the new school year with new health and safety precautions, VCU Libraries welcomes back Friends of VCU Libraries and VCU Alumni borrowers with temporarily expanded Front Door Pickup service. VCU Libraries has limited building access to protect the health and safety of our communities. If you are a Friend of VCU Libraries […]

Community Zooming Through the Summer

Most people think of libraries as quiet, sedate places for study and access to information. At VCU Libraries, our Friends of VCU Libraries event series has brought our community together for years around key lectures and events that occur on an annual basis. With the arrival of COVID-19 in March, VCU Libraries was forced to […]

“Scholarship Boy” is the next Friends Book Club Pick

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will meet Sunday, Sept, 6 at 2pm via Zoom. We will discuss Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race by Larry Palmer. From the publisher’s website: “In 1958, fourteen-year-old Larry Palmer left his parents and nine siblings at home in St. Louis and boarded a train to attend […]

Roberta and Don Miller Embrace Creative Giving to Create a Legacy

Roberta and Don Miller are strong believers in education and greatly value the impact of higher education on their lives. A native of Kentucky, Roberta began her studies as an undergrad at Murray State University and earned a Master’s of Library Science and a Doctor of Education Degree at Vanderbilt University. Don is a native […]

Welcome new Friends Board members!

Welcome to the newest Friends of the Library Board members, Michelle Evans-Oliver and Carol Stanfield! Friends Board terms are three years, with the possibility of renewing terms for an additional three years. Friends Board members help guide the work of VCU Libraries in various ways, helping with programming, fundraising, and outreach. Michelle and Carol bring […]

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