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VIVA: VIVA User's Group Meeting, 2020

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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VIVA Libraries: Prioritizing Communities in Crisis

OCTOBER 16, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In March, 2020, COVID-19 brought all of our daily activities to a sudden halt. Spring breaks were extended, campuses closed, and everyone scrambled to bring classes online. This year's VIVA User's Group meeting will focus on the ways that VIVA's member libraries rapidly adjusted to support their communities in a time of crisis, creatively responded to changing needs, and continue to adjust to support higher education during a pandemic. Please join us for a panel discussion, short presentations, and the annual update on VIVA consortium products and activities. 


Register for the Annual VIVA Users' Group Meeting here


Time Session
10:00-10:05 AM


Luke Vilelle, Chair, VIVA Outreach Committee and University Librarian, Hollins University


Panel: VIVA Libraries Respond to COVID-19

Speakers: Kathryn Boone, Old Dominion University; Carrie Cooper, The College of William and Mary;
Shaunna Hunter, Hampden-Sydney College, Tina Rollins, Hampton University, Suzanne Sherry, John Tyler Community College

Moderator: Luke Vielle, Hollins University

10:50-11:00 AM BREAK
11:00-11:40 AM


"Adapting VIVA's Value Metric Project to Inform Local Database Cancellation Decisions During COVID-19"

Summer Durant, University of Mary Washington


"I Know What You Did Last Summer: Moving 6000 Linear Feet of Collections to Create 5000 Square Feet of Student Study Space in 60 Days"

Libby McDaniel and Lisa Nickel, The College of William and Mary


"COVID-19 Resource Delivery Task Force Report"

Mikki Butcher, James Madison University

11:40 AM - 12:00PM

VIVA Director's Update

Speaker: Anne Osterman, VIVA Director