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VIVA: Radford University

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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VIVA Featured Member Library: Radford University

An interview with Steven Helm, Dean of Libraries

Radford University

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  • The building: the beauty of the outside of the building, the 1930s-era Main Reading Room, the Archives Reading Room.
  • The friendly, professional staff who provide high-quality in-person, phone, email, and IM service to students and employees.
  • The student-centered classes, special events, and art displays.

What is (are) the most popular spot(s) in your library for your users?

  • The Library Commons, with computers/printers, several mediascape units, group study spaces, and individual study spaces. 
  • The Main Reading Room.
  • Small study rooms. 
  • Anywhere there’s a bean-bag chair.

Which VIVA resource or service does your school value the most, and why?

  • Interlibrary Loan services, especially in a time of shrinking budgets. And shared VIVA resources such as Safari Tech books and the EBSCOhost collection. VIVA resources are a great benefit!