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The VIVA Resource Sharing Committee and Interlibrary Loan Subcommittee are pleased to announce:

The 20th Annual VIVA Interlibrary Loan Community Forum

Friday, July 13, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

710 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801


To discuss VIVA Interlibrary Loan issues and learn about trends and new developments nationally as well as internationally.

Who should attend?: 

ILL & Administrative personnel at VIVA institutions.


9:00-9:30 AMRegistration & Continental Breakfast
9:30-9:45 AM Welcome -Sue Erickson, Library Director (Virginia Wesleyan)
9:45-11:00 AM Open Access and Freely Available Materials: Impacts on the ILL Landscape - Tina Baich (IUPUI)
11:00-11:15 AMBreak
11:15 AM-12:00 PM

ILL Shared Practices Interactive Session

Speakers: Micki Butcher (JMU); Vickie Einselen (Bridgwater); Bill Fleming (NVCC); Sam Schuth (UR); Rob Tench (ODU)

12:00-12:45 PM Lunch

Overview of Resource Sharing Systems Landscape - Max Bowman (Radford)

Speakers: Stacy Brunner (Tipasa); Stephanie Spires (Illiad); Brent Herlog (Alma)

1:30-1:45 PM Break
1:45-2:30 PM Breakout Sessions followed by moderated Q&A:
  • Tipasa Discussion (Moderated by Stephen Leist VWU)
  • Alma Resource Sharing Discussion (Moderated by Jessica Bowdoin GMU)
  • ILLiad Discussion (Moderated by Mikki Butcher JMU)
2:30-2:45 VIVA Update - VIVA Director, Anne Osterman
2:45-3:00 PM Wrap up


Please register here. Registration closes June 12th.


VIVA Resource Sharing Committee and Interlibrary Loan Subcommittee.


VIVA will reimburse VIVA members from both public and private institutions for travel to and from this meeting.

Travelers needing to stay overnight must submit IN ADVANCE a travel authorization form to the VIVA office ( (See a sample authorization form here.) Lodging reimbursements for one-day events are typically only approved when the traveler resides more than a two and a half hour drive from the event venue.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Madison, attached to the Shenandoah Conference Center where the Forum will be held. Individuals are responsible for their own reservations and cancellations. To make a reservation please click on this link and enter to the group code VIVAILL18. Reservations must be received by 6/12/2018 in order to receive the group rate. After 6/13/2018 the group block will be released back to the general inventory of the hotel and the group rate will be accepted on a space-available basis only.

Parking & Directions:

(Coming soon)


If you have any questions, please contact the VIVA Budget Manager.




VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).