VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is the consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is the consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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We are thrilled to announce the completion of the Python Jubilee Project. This VIVA Course Redesign Grant Project adapte...
05/27/2020
Python Jubilee Project

We are thrilled to announce the completion of the Python Jubilee Project. This VIVA Course Redesign Grant Project adapted various available OER into a single resource for an introductory Python programming course. Dr. Daniel Showalter, Eastern Mennonite University, arranged the materials into weekly course modules that can be accessed by enrolled students. The completed project and course syllabi can be found here:
https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/curated-collections/54?__hub_id=1

The Python Jubilee Project adapted various available OER into a single resource for an introductory course in programming in Python. Dr. Showalter arranged the materials into weekly course modules that can be accessed and completed by enrolled students.

Looking for resources to support libraries during COVID-19? VIVA is maintaining lists of vendor and openly licensed reso...
05/06/2020

Looking for resources to support libraries during COVID-19? VIVA is maintaining lists of vendor and openly licensed resources, as well as resources to assist with resource sharing, teleworking, and reopening of libraries. Check it out here: http://vivalib.org/va/covid19

Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research Library Copyright Experts from across the country have joi...
03/13/2020
Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

Library Copyright Experts from across the country have joined together to provide resources for higher education, including college, research, community college, and special libraries.

They will also host virtual office hours beginning Friday March 13th at 8 AM ET to answer copyright questions that are arising as schools are making the rapid shift to online courses.

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/v6dvmcb for more information on copyright and fair use and how this applies to rapidly moving courses and offering assistance online

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/wf9gzu6 for information on how and when to access expert advice through the Virtual Copyright Office. Office hours will begin Friday March 13th at 8 AM ET and are scheduled to run evenings and weekends.

Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research Share this page: https://tinyurl.com/v6dvmcb Library Copyright Experts have joined together to provide these resources for higher education, including college, research, community college, and special libraries: Statement on Fair Us...

Dr. Melissa Wells is a Fall 2019 VIVA Course Redesign Grant recipient. Congratulations, and we look forward to your work...
03/04/2020
Professor Wins Grant to Pen Open Education Textbook - News

Dr. Melissa Wells is a Fall 2019 VIVA Course Redesign Grant recipient. Congratulations, and we look forward to your work!

It’s a dilemma faced by many students on financial aid. Funds often don’t hit accounts until a few weeks into the semester, so students can’t purchase textbooks, and they risk falling behind. Melissa Wells, an assistant professor in UMW’s College of Education (COE), knows this scenario all t...

The Fall 2019 Course Redesign Grant recipients kicked off their projects today at VCU James Branch Cabell Library. VIVA ...
02/21/2020

The Fall 2019 Course Redesign Grant recipients kicked off their projects today at VCU James Branch Cabell Library. VIVA enjoyed getting to know the faculty behind the projects. Learn more about these impressive projects here: https://vivalib.org/c.php?g=836990&p=7203031

Congrats to John E. Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), ...
01/25/2020
John E. Ulmschneider Named 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Congrats to John E. Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), for being named the 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. Not only has John accomplished exceptional work at VCU, but he has been the voice of
VIVA to Virginia state government for decades. A much-deserved award, indeed.

John E. Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), is the 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a s

As 2019 closes, VIVA is reflecting on our accomplishments. Some highlights include the Sustainable Journal Pricing Initi...
12/17/2019

As 2019 closes, VIVA is reflecting on our accomplishments. Some highlights include the Sustainable Journal Pricing Initiative, the VIVA Wiley OA Agreement, the Course Redesign Grant Program, the launch of the Faculty Portal and VIVA Open, and hosting three successful forums with outstanding keynote and local speakers. None of this could have been accomplished without the hard and dedicated work of our members. Thank you!

The next round of VIVA Course Redesign Grants is now open! The RFP and Application can be found here: vivalib.org/course...
12/13/2019

The next round of VIVA Course Redesign Grants is now open!

The RFP and Application can be found here: vivalib.org/courseredesign.

Applications due on February 28, 2020.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the VIVA User's Group Meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 4-6 p.m, 6th floor Sl...
10/22/2019

We are looking forward to seeing you at the
VIVA User's Group Meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 4-6 p.m, 6th floor Slover Library, Norfolk, VA.

We are pleased to announce, like last year, those not attending the VLA Annual Conference may come to the VIVA Users Gro...
10/07/2019

We are pleased to announce, like last year, those not attending the VLA Annual Conference may come to the VIVA Users Group meeting for free, compliments of VIVA. If you wish to *only* attend the VIVA Users’ Group meeting at the VLA conference, choose the VIVA-ONLY registration option on the conference registration page, at https://vla.memberclicks.net/vla-annual-conference.

There have been approximately 263 confirmed OpenStax adoptions in 2019 across a wide range of institutions in Virginia. ...
10/03/2019

There have been approximately 263 confirmed OpenStax adoptions in 2019 across a wide range of institutions in Virginia. It is so great to see Virginia higher education institutions making such an impact on student savings.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

Tomorrow VIVA will celebrate a silver anniversary. Thanks to all who have made these last 25 years so memorable.
09/18/2019

Tomorrow VIVA will celebrate a silver anniversary. Thanks to all who have made these last 25 years so memorable.

Learn more about VIVA's Course Redesign Grants at vivalib.org/courseredesign!
08/22/2019

Learn more about VIVA's Course Redesign Grants at vivalib.org/courseredesign!

VIVA is thrilled to announce the launch of VIVA Open, an OER Commons hosted website. VIVA Open will serve as a repositor...
08/19/2019

VIVA is thrilled to announce the launch of VIVA Open, an OER Commons hosted website. VIVA Open will serve as a repository for Course Redesign Grant Projects, provide a listing of curated OER, and facilitate collaboration. Future projects include developing a course mapping hub. To get you started, please join the VIVA Open OER Champions group and share your favorite OER.
https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/
https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/groups/oer-champions/15/

Excited to share! VIVA and Wiley are piloting an innovative new model that expands open access to Virginia authors at pa...
08/07/2019

Excited to share! VIVA and Wiley are piloting an innovative new model that expands open access to Virginia authors at participating institutions! vivalib.org/wileyagreement

VIVA is celebrating a silver anniversary! On July 29, 1994 @vivalibraries held its first Steering Committee meeting. #Mo...
07/29/2019

VIVA is celebrating a silver anniversary! On July 29, 1994 @vivalibraries held its first Steering Committee meeting. #MondayMemories

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07/17/2019

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Thanks to the 2019 VIVA ILL Community Forum Planning Committee, all the presenters, and all those who attended. Please s...
07/16/2019

Thanks to the 2019 VIVA ILL Community Forum Planning Committee, all the presenters, and all those who attended. Please send your feedback via the ILL Forum evaluation survey so that we can continue to provide meaningful and relevant events. #vivaill2019

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07/16/2019

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VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia's cover photo
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07/16/2019

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia

We are very excited for the VIVA ILL Community Forum tomorrow in Harrisonburg, VA. Safe travels to all attending members...
07/11/2019

We are very excited for the VIVA ILL Community Forum tomorrow in Harrisonburg, VA. Safe travels to all attending members and see you soon! #vivaill2019

Virginia Tech Libraries
01/25/2019
Virginia Tech Libraries

Virginia Tech Libraries

“At Virginia Tech, the University Libraries is committed to providing services to the faculty related to their research and data management planning in order to continue Virginia Tech’s commitment to serve society and shape the future. In order to serve society, universities should strive to make research data available for re-analysis and extension to potentially fuel greater discovery.”—Tyler Walters, dean of the University Libraries

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https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2019/01/univlib-waltersopendata.html?utm_source=cmpgn_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_012419-f%2Fs

If you haven't seen the featured member library interviews recently, we have some great new ones posted from Averett U, ...
12/17/2018

If you haven't seen the featured member library interviews recently, we have some great new ones posted from Averett U, Library of Virginia, and Radford U! Read them all here: https://tinyurl.com/viva-featured-members @AverettU1859 @LibraryofVA @mclibru

11/30/2018

So excited to announce that our that our very first call for proposals for the VIVA Course Redesign Grants officially opens tomorrow!!! Learn more about the program here: http://vivalib.org/courseredesign Applications due January 31st.

VIVA colleagues, this is it! 24 hours to go! We have TWO openings that close on the 12th. The Open & Sustainable Learnin...
10/10/2018
Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator

VIVA colleagues, this is it! 24 hours to go! We have TWO openings that close on the 12th. The Open & Sustainable Learning Coordinator https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/43821 & an Assessment & E-Resources Program Analyst https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/43820 . Come work with us on awesome VA initiatives! #libraryjobs #oer

Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a State Council of Higher Education for Virginia-sponsored program housed at George Mason University and Virginia’s academic library consortium, seeks to fill the position of Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator...

10/03/2018

Hey VIVA! A reminder that we have not one, but two amazing job openings at VIVA Central!

We're hiring for an Open & Sustainable Learning Coordinator (https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/43821) and an Assessment & E-Resources Program Analyst (https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/43820).

Please help us spread the word, positions close October 12th! Come work with us!

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