New online collection displays municipal buildings nationwide December 16, 2015 — Researchers studying planning, history, architecture and similar subjects that involve built environments now have a new national resource. The Stubbins Collection of U.S. County Courthouse and Municipal Building Postcards has been digitized and is now freely available online.
Real Life Film Series focuses on health care today September 8, 2015 — Students, faculty, staff and health professionals are invited to take a break to enjoy engaging documentaries on health science topics followed by discussion about how the film relates to current work at VCU and impacts global health.
Just in Time: Seek out study skills books November 5, 2015 — To get an edge on testing and job hunting, browse books in the Academic and Careers section on the first floor of Cabell Library. Most of these books may be checked out for three-day loans.
Spring semester tours set December 11, 2015 — Tours of Cabell Library will be given Jan. 21-28. They begin promptly. Meet in the lobby.
Can you read early modern English? VCU-Folger Transcribathon lauded as success December 3, 2015 — One of the emerging and expanding roles of libraries is the creation of scholarship. This work, which adds to the ongoing role of libraries to provide protection, perservation and access to scholarship, was explored in a Transcribaton in partnership with the respected Folger Shakespeare Library.
Researchers, are you ready for public access of your work? September 28, 2015 — Are you ready for public access to your research? VCU Libraries invites researchers to an Oct. 22 luncheon program, noon to 1 p.m., Tompkins-McCaw Library, first floor conference room to discuss the latest requirements from the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
New series showcases postdocs' expertise Oct. 12-Nov. 23 September 21, 2015 — VCU postdoctoral researchers share hands-on knowledge and insights in a new speaker series, How-to Talks by Postdocs, sponsored by Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the VCU Postdoctoral Association. The series starts Oct. 12 and runs through Nov. 23.
Celebrate Constitution Day 2015 September 17, 2015 — What do the words of the U.S. Constitution mean to you? How does this document, dating to September 17 of 1787, affect the lives that we live now in the 21st century? We invite you to stop by James Branch Cabell Library to pick up a free copy of the U.S. Constitution this week in honor of Constitution Day 2015.
Save the dates for upcoming VCU Libraries events August 14, 2015 — We are currently planning our library events for the 2015–16 academic year. See here for our fall lineup thus far. Please save the dates. All of these events are free, public programs designed to generate community dialogue and assist researchers. There are many more events in the works, and as details are finalized, they will appear in our complete list of events for 2015-16.
Short courses break away and build on the big bike race August 17, 2015 — VCU faculty from various disciplines and points of view are offering short topics courses tied to the UCI Road World Championships. The deadline for registration is Aug. 24. To prep for classes or study on your own, VCU Libraries resources can help.
Your new library in 2015-16: New spaces available and more to come soon August 14, 2015 — The big blue crane is gone. Vertical construction is complete. The windows are installed. Returning students and faculty will see firsthand huge strides forward in the making of the new Cabell Library (#newcabell). Most of the loudest, jack-hammering level, work was completed during the summer.
Library tours set for August and September July 30, 2015 — At the semester's start, both James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences offer tours to orient users to spaces and services. The complete schedule
"Wonder Woman" Common Book now available for checkout June 19, 2015 — Copies of 2015-16 Common Book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, are available for checkout at VCU Libraries. Author Jill Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staffer, blends scholarship and pop culture in this much-talked-about book.
25 Documentaries for Classroom Use March 23, 2015 — VCU collects significant documentaries on a range of topics and at faculty request. Have ideas about films we should purchase? Contact us. Want to reserve a film for classroom use? We’ll have the film ready for you when you need it. Here is a short list of some of the more than 9,000 DVDs in VCU Libraries collection.
February 18 Cabell Library Graduate Students Forum postposted February 17, 2015 — Because of winter weather conditions, the two Cabell Library Graduate Students Forum sessions, originally scheduled for February 18 at 2 and at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor Multipurpose Room at Cabell Library, have been postponed.
New strategic framework sets the course for future priorities and focus March 17, 2015 — VCU Libraries leadership has unveiled a new strategic framework to align with new mission statement. These published, working documents are the result of a months-long inclusive process of planning and re-visioning with the purpose of setting clear priorities for the immediate future.
Pose for green-screen photos at Topping-off Ceremony March 16, 2015 — VCU Libraries' Innovative Media team will be on the Compass Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering a green screen photo opp tied to the Topping-off Ceremony for the new library building.