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VIVA: 2023 ILL Forum

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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Change: ILLuminating the Future

2023 VIVA ILL Community Forum

July 21, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


* This event is open to Virginia institutions only. 

Brewster Kahle photograph


Jennie Rose Halperin

Building Cooperative Library Technology for Better Sharing


Jennie Rose Halperin (she/her/hers) is a digital strategist, community builder, and librarian who serves as Director of Library Futures. She is focused on growing the organization and its reach and fostering a culture of open, inclusive leadership to support equitable library policy, technology, and advocacy. Jennie joins Library Futures from Harvard Law School Library, where she served as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Community Engagement. Previously, she managed communications for Creative Commons and worked on growth and community at O'Reilly Media and Mozilla. In 2021, she was named a visionary by Public Knowledge – a "future leader who will drive tech policy in the public interest for the next 20 years." Jennie received her MLS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Carolina Academic Library Associate and her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Time Session
9:00 - 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast at Harrison Auditorium (UVa)
9:30 - 9:45 AM


Speaker: Ruth Castillo, VIVA Resource Sharing Committee Chair (Emory & Henry)

9:45-10:45 AM

Building Cooperative Library Technology for Better Sharing

Keynote speaker: Jennie Rose Halperin (Library Futures)

10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:45 AM

Navigating Staffing Shortages, Workplaces Changes, and Self-Care

Speakers: Stephen Leist (Virginia Wesleyan University), Tammy Hines (Longwood University), Sharon Gotkiewicz (Virginia Tech)

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 - 1:25 PM

Gift card drawing

Lightning Talks

Hachette v. Internet Archive: what now?

Speaker: Brandon Butler (UVA)

ILLing Through a Renovation

Speaker: Christine Stewart (UVA)

1:25 - 1:40 PM Break
1:40-2:10 PM

Custom Holdings Groups and Policies Directory

Speakers: Paula Green (James Madison University), Elizabeth Teaff (Washington & Lee University)

2:15 - 2:45 PM

13 More Reasons to be Excited about the (Revised) VIVA ILL Guidelines

Speaker: Jessica Bowdoin (George Mason University)

2:50 - 3:10 PM

VIVA Update

Speaker: Genya O'Gara (VIVA)

3:10 - 3:15 PM

Gift card drawing

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Rachael Huber, VIVA Resource Sharing Committee Vice-Chair (Piedmont Virginia Community College)

Programming put together by the ILL Community Forum Planning Committee.