VCU Tech Fair on April 8 and 9 March 28, 2014 — Technology Services and VCU Libraries present the 2014 VCU Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Richmond Salons University Student Commons and on Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. The event Features "hands-on" demos, presentations, free light lunch and giveaways.
VCU Libraries Events in Review, 2013-14 May 22, 2014 — This has been a landmark year for VCU Libraries for many reasons. The libraries have been busier than ever, with over 30 featured events and exhibits, not including any of the countless library orientations, information sessions, classes and workshops. Estimated total attendance for events alone reached a record-breaking 7,700 people. To everyone in the audience, our sincere thanks for helping to make this such an exciting time in our history.
VCU Libraries Alumni Month Events Lineup March 20, 2014 — The university is growing and adapting to new needs in the community, new trends in scholarship and new technology. During VCU Alumni Month, held every April, the university celebrates our thousands of inspiring and active alumni through events and activities that look back at our rich history and forward to our future. VCU Libraries celebrates VCU Alumni Month with a variety of events and exhibits highlighting the tremendous diversity and vivacity of the VCU community.
Readers needed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award contest December 18, 2014 — The first batch of books for consideration for the 2015 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award is here! We're seeking readers to help us review the books so that we can select the finalists to be sent to the judges for final selection of the winner. All current students, faculty, staff and Friends of VCU Libraries are welcome to participate.
Upcoming Cabell Library Sessions for Families September 11, 2014 — VCU Libraries welcomes families to stop by Cabell Library between 1 and 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Library staff will be on hand to discuss details of our new library, the construction process itself and upcoming changes during the year to Cabell Library. You can also learn about services available to your students during construction. Finally, please join us for a half-hour library tour at 2 p.m. We hope you'll stop by!
Alumni couple gives Torah that survived the Holocaust to VCU Libraries May 8, 2014 — Virginia Commonwealth University announced today the acquisition of a Sefer Torah, a powerful symbol and moving presence in Jewish worship and community life. Presented by an alumni couple with deep connections to the university, it will be held and safeguarded by the VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives.
Take a break from exams at Tompkins-McCaw Library December 5, 2014 — The exam season can feel long and stressful, so treat yourself to a break at Tompkins-McCaw Library Dec. 8 through 11! We have coffee and refreshments as well as chair massages to help you to recharge and do your best on your exams.
Just in time: Study skills materials now can be checked out October 9, 2014 — New this fall, you may check out books from the Study Skills Collection and Test Prep section on the first floor of Cabell Library. Previously, these materials, were only for use inside the building. Now, many may be checked out for three-day loans.
Location change for Oct. 1 panel on scientific publishing September 30, 2014 — The Oct. 1 panel event "After You Hit 'Submit'! : Scientific Publishing from the Journal's Perspective" has changed venues. It will be held in the Commons Theater on the first floor of the VCU Student Commons at 907 Floyd Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m.
Panel on scientific publishing on Oct. 1 September 12, 2014 — Researchers are invited to attend an upcoming panel titled "After You Hit 'Submit'! : Scientific Publishing from the Journal's Perspective" on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Commons Theater of the VCU Student Commons. Learn the role of publishers and editors, then get answers to your publishing questions from a panel of experts: a publisher, three VCU editors, and a student author! Register at: http://bit.ly/hitsubmit
Save the dates for these upcoming VCU Libraries events June 18, 2014 — We are currently planning our library events for the 2013–14 academic year. It will be another busy year, made even busier than usual by the major construction project going on at Cabell Library, and we expect to offer a great, full lineup of free, public programs to spark dialogue in the community.
Radio host bequeaths rare gifts to VCU Libraries January 16, 2014 — Radio host Grete Dollitz bequeathed to the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries a collection of rare guitar CD recordings, sheet music, her entire collection of WCVE-FM radio programs and at least 1,000 LPs, including an album autographed by classical guitarist Andrés Segovia.
VCU Libraries projects provide trusted public health information April 7, 2014 — The first week of April is National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association. In support of this week of focus, a VCU Libraries social media campaign [A Healthy You] showcases free and available online resources prepared by librarians and through community partnerships.
Enter now: Microscopic images contest showcases science and beauty January 8, 2014 — The Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites you to enter your best microscopic images into "Through the Looking Glass: A Microscopic Image Contest." Selected images will be displayed in the gallery at Tompkins-McCaw Library and will be eligible for cash prizes.
MCV Campus' Medicovan completes digital collection of official VCU pubs October 13, 2014 — Medicovan, the monthy newsletter for the MCV Campus from 1948-73 has now been added to the digital collection VCU News Publications. This collection also includes VCU Today, VCU Voice, VCU News, and UniverCity News--all of which were official university news sources.
Graduates-only Mapp Room closed due to construction December 1, 2014 — Cabell's fourth floor Mapp Room, which is the space now reserved for graduate students only, closed immediately after fall semester exams. It will remain closed until further notice, likely through the spring semester.
Where to Find Everything at Cabell Library August 14, 2014 — Moving materials was a critical component of planning for the new library on the Monroe Park Campus. This fall, patrons will find many changes in the collection locations.
Construction Update: Summer closings set July 9, 2014 — Due to construction-related electrical work that requires scheduled power shut offs, James Branch Cabell Library will be closed on Saturday, July 19, Saturday, July 26, and on Saturday, August 16. Cabell will also close early, at 8 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23.
Inside the Collection: ICPSR March 6, 2014 — The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It includes specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism and other fields.
Helene Wecker wins the annual VCU Cabell First Novelist Award July 24, 2014 — The VCU Department of English has just announced that the winner of this year's VCU Cabell First Novelist Award is Helene Wecker for The Golem and the Jinni, published by HarperCollins. The novel is a historical fantasy set in turn-of-the-century New York City, charting the unlikely friendship and romance between two mythical characters.
VCU Libraries' student-worker graduates represent university's best and brightest May 14, 2014 — VCU Libraries is one of the largest employers of student workers at VCU. Their work is critical to operations, from working the service desks and cataloging, from reshelving materials to writing and designing promotional materials. VCU Libraries’ graduating class of 2014 represents the same drive and diversity of which the whole university is proud. A full list of library worker graduates is below.
Silent floor, no more June 6, 2014 — Due to construction and moving, Cabell's fourth floor is not very quiet these days.
Fall 2014 Events in Review December 10, 2014 — While juggling major projects such as the construction of the new building at Cabell Library, we managed to offer approximately 25 different public programs this semester, not including private functions or any of our numerous regularly scheduled tours and instructional sessions.
Faculty Survey open to Friday, April 25 April 21, 2014 — Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey extended to April 25 to invite more participation from faculty. University Librarian John Ulmschneider writes about the data's importance in The Academy.
Digital Pragmata: Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations February 20, 2014 — The dynamism of the digital age creates myriad challenges and opportunities for creators, scholars and researchers alike. It is changing everything about scholarship, from the kind of information we delve into to the ways in which we present it. The newest panel from the VCU Libraries’ Digital Pragmata series investigates how scholarship in the humanities can best respond to this intersection.
Cabell Life Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1 September 11, 2014 — Join us for the fall annual Cabell Life Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Cabell Library Multipurpose Room (room #250). Students will gather for an open forum to learn more about current construction updates, the new library fee and other items of note. Attendees are invited to bring questions, ideas, concerns, their friends and an appetite; refreshments will be provided.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Cabell April 9, 2014 — James Branch Cabell, the namesake of Cabell Library, remains an inspiration to writers and artists many years after his death. April 14 is his birthday. On the occasion of his 135th birthday, VCU Libraries unveils a new research guide and information packages about Mr. Cabell. Please enjoy and explore. Also look for social media about Mr. Cabell all week.
Q&A With VCU Business School Librarians October 9, 2014 — Q&A with your business librarians: Bettina Peacemaker and Pattie Sobczak on trends, technology, leading, collaborating, publishing, collecting and researching in today's 24/7 business world.