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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 9:00 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 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:45 AM


Sue Erickson, VIVA Resource Sharing Committee Chair (VWU)

9:45-11:00 AM


Open Access and Freely Available Materials: Impacts on the ILL Landscape

Tina Baich (IUPUI)

11:00-11:15 AM


11:15 AM-12:00 PM

ILL Shared Practices Interactive Session:

Mikki Butcher (JMU); Vickie Einselen (Bridgewater); Bill Fleming (NVCC); Sam Schuth (UR); Rob Tench (ODU)

12:00-12:45 PM


12:45-1:30 PM

Overview of Resource Sharing Systems Landscape:

Max Bowman, Overview of Virginia Landscape (RU); Stacy Brunner, Tipasa Overview; Stephanie Spires, ILLiad Overview; Brent Herlog & Katy Aronoff, Alma Resource Sharing Overview

1:30-1:45 PM


1:45-2:30 PM

Moderated Breakout Sessions:

Tipasa Discussion: Stephen Leist (VWU)

Alma Resource Sharing Discussion: Jessica Bowdoin (GMU)

ILLiad Discussion: Mikki Butcher (JMU)

2:30-2:45 PM

VIVA Update:

Anne Osterman (VIVA)

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:

The parking garage is located directly behind the hotel and is accessible via Martin Luther King Jr Way. A pdf of the parking map is here. (The entrance off of Mason Street WILL NOT allow you to access the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center parking, you must use the Martin Luther King Way entrance.)

For those staying overnight, the hotel recommends you come to the front entrance, check in, and then proceed to the parking deck. That way your guest key will allow you to access the garage. For those arriving the day of, please use the Martin Luther King Jr Way entrance. You will pay for your own parking in the garage or at the front desk, whichever is your preference. VIVA will reimburse you for your parking expenses.  

Driving directions are located on the Hotel Madison Website:


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).