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VIVA: Steering Committee

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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VIVA Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides leadership for the Virtual Library of Virginia and reports to the Library Advisory Committee of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Composition: 6 Doctorals, 3 Comprehensives, 1 2-Yr School, 2 Independents, plus the VCCS Director of Library Services, LAC Chair, Immediate Past Steering Committee Chair, and Chairs of all VIVA standing committees.


Committee Chair

Bethany Nowviskie
James Madison University
Chair term expires 6/30/23

Institutional Representatives

Tara Cassidy
Virginia Community College System
Standing Member

Ruth Castillo
Emory & Henry College
Term expires 6/30/24

Carrie Cooper
William and Mary
Standing Member

Stuart Frazer
Old Dominion University
Standing Member

Irene Herold
Virginia Commonwealth University
Standing Member

Tessa Perry
Virginia State University
Term expires 6/30/24

Brent Roberts
Longwood University
Term expires 6/30/24

Suzanne Sherry
John Tyler Community College
Term expires 6/30/22

John Unsworth
University of Virginia
Standing Member

Tyler Walters
Virginia Tech
Standing Member

John Zenelis
George Mason University
Standing Member

Ex Officio

Elizabeth McClenney
Roanoke College
Resource Sharing Chair

Steven Litherland
Tidewater Community College
Open and Affordable Course Content Chair

Crystal Newell
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Collections Chair

Luke Vilelle
Hollins University
Outreach Chair

Anne Osterman
VIVA Director