Skip to main content

VIVA: Collections Forum 2021

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

This guide has variable layouts and houses the majority of the "sub" pages for VIVA's website.

VIVA Collections Forum

Friday, May 21, 2021

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Register for the webinar here:

Please note VIVA's Code of Conduct



Denise Pan, University of Washington

Shared Values: Catalysts for Inspiring and Implementing Change in Library Collections

Denise Pan, University of Washington

What do you value? How do your values impact your work and your professional priorities? Institutional and organizational values provide a foundation for identifying actions with purpose, and the process of implementing a vision. Drawing from past, present, and future plans and examples, Denise will demonstrate how she generates, evokes and applies values in library collection management. Driven by shared values and collective vision, there are opportunities for better outcomes when we are negotiating big deals, cancelling subscriptions, and exploring control digital lending together. Join us to reflect on the possibility of a shared values-driven approach at your institution and in our collective work at scale.






Time Session
10:00-10:10 AM


Crystal Newell (PVCC), Collections Committee Chair and Summer Durrant (UMW), Collections Forum Chair

10:10-11:00 AM


Shared Values: Catalysts for Inspiring and Implementing Change in Library Collections: Denise Pan, University of Washington

11:00-11:10 AM Break
11:10 AM-12:00 PM

Plenary Talks

Gearing Up to Support Remote Learning During a Pandemic: Ed Lener (VT)
Championing Collections for Disability Studies at JMU Libraries: Malia Willey (JMU)
If Not You, Then Who? Supporting Open Access from Your Library’s Budget: Luke Vilelle (Hollins)

Moderator: Maryṥka Connolly-Brown (HSC)

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00-1:45 PM

Plenary Session

Breaking New Ground: Supporting Open Access Monographs in the Collection: Amanda Echterling (VCU), Libby McDaniel (W&M), Hillary Miller (VCU), and Patricia Sobczak (VCU)

1:45-1:50 PM Break
1:50-2:20 PM

VIVA Update

Anne Osterman (VIVA)

2:20-2:30 PM

Wrap Up

Summer Durrant (UMW), Collections Forum Chair


Planning Committee: Summer Durrant (University of Mary Washington, Chair), Ashley Carroll (Virginia Military Institute), Mike Cobb (Liberty University), Maryska Connolly-Brown (Hampden-Sydney College), Tonia Graves (Old Dominion University), Abbey Heflin (University of Virginia),  Kerry Kilpatrick (Lord Fairfax Community College), Christine Russell (Eastern Virginia Medical School)