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
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12/15/2023
The VIVA Member Meeting is coming up! Are you already registered for VLA? Be sure to add the meeting to your schedule! O...
09/21/2023

The VIVA Member Meeting is coming up! Are you already registered for VLA? Be sure to add the meeting to your schedule! Only want to attend the Member Meeting? No problem! Just select the VIVA option to register for free.

https://vivalib.org/va/Fall2023MemberMeeting

Date: October 23, 2023
Time: 4PM-6PM
Place: 2023 VLA Conference

Here's a friendly reminder to please join us for the VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series  #6: Metadata and Cataloging. Regis...
03/14/2023

Here's a friendly reminder to please join us for the VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series #6: Metadata and Cataloging. Registration and more details are available through this link: https://vivalib.org/va/arwebinar6.

Registration for the VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series #6 is now open! We will cover the topic of Metadata and Cataloging. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2023, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Whitney Buccicone and Jeremy Bartczak from the University of Virginia Library, David Heilbrun from the George Mason University Libraries, and Merrilee Proffitt from OCLC will join us. More information about the event, the speakers, and the link to the registration can be found here: https://vivalib.org/va/arwebinar6.

On March 23, 2023,VIVA will hold its second Community Forum, a virtual event meant to bring VIVA members together to con...
03/08/2023

On March 23, 2023,VIVA will hold its second Community Forum, a virtual event meant to bring VIVA members together to consider ideas relevant to the future of the consortium. This year’s theme, “Accessibility, Usability and Inclusion” will examine ways that VIVA members are working to address issues that face Virginia libraries and identify actions that can bring about positive change. We’ll begin the day with keynote speaker Renee Grassi, followed by panel discussions and engaging presentations. Registration for the 2023 VIVA Community Forum is now live. Check out our website for the event information:
https://vivalib.org/va/community-forum-2023.

Registration for the VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series  #6 is now open! We will cover the topic of Metadata and Cataloging...
03/06/2023

Registration for the VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series #6 is now open! We will cover the topic of Metadata and Cataloging. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2023, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Whitney Buccicone and Jeremy Bartczak from the University of Virginia Library, David Heilbrun from the George Mason University Libraries, and Merrilee Proffitt from OCLC will join us. More information about the event, the speakers, and the link to the registration can be found here: https://vivalib.org/va/arwebinar6.

Registration is open for the VIVA Open Skills Academy: Building Your OER Practice. The VIVA Open Skills Academy, facilit...
12/01/2022

Registration is open for the VIVA Open Skills Academy: Building Your OER Practice. The VIVA Open Skills Academy, facilitated by Megan Simmons, ISKME, is a project-based, three-part webinar series that builds on the foundational skills and practices of collaborating to curate, evaluate, create, and share Open Educational Resources (OER) to further develop projects to advance OER.

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions and complete approximately five hours of practice activities to find, curate, publish, and share their OER project. Those who complete their projects will receive a Certificate of Completion. More details including dates and the link to the registration form can be found on this webpage: https://vivalib.org/va/viva-open-academy.

The Academy is open to Virginia higher education professionals, including faculty, educational technologists, library professionals, and administrators. Registration is open until noon on January 18, 2023 and registrants will be notified of their acceptance into the VIVA Open Skills Academy by January 20, 2023.

11/15/2022

We’re very pleased to announce that we are recruiting for two positions at VIVA!

The first is an E-Resources Librarian, who will work closely with the VIVA staff, member libraries, and committees to manage the standard collections renewal process and opt-in subscriptions by member libraries and provide e-resource access, management, and troubleshooting. More information is available here: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/55746.

The second is a Digital Publishing Coordinator, who will be an integral part of the VIVA program, supporting the VIVA Open Grant program and publishing activities of grant recipients, including developing a wide range of awarded digital publishing projects across institutions of higher education in Virginia. More information is available here: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/55745.

For full consideration, applications need to be received by 11/30/22.

The Open and Affordable Community Forum is coming up on Friday, October 14, 2022 and is now less than a month away!  Reg...
09/15/2022

The Open and Affordable Community Forum is coming up on Friday, October 14, 2022 and is now less than a month away!

Register for this year’s Open and Affordable Community Forum - https://vivalib.libcal.com/calendar/events/Open-Community-Forum-2022 – by September 30, 2022.

Visit the event page (https://vivalib.org/va/oacc-forum-2022) for the agenda and brief descriptions of breakout sessions. This year’s theme, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” seeks to open conversations about the diverse ways that Open Education Initiatives can meet the needs of students, instructors, and pedagogical goals. We’ll begin the day with keynote speaker Jasmine Roberts-Crews, followed by panel discussions and engaging presentations.

The event will be hybrid, with the in-person conference to be held at VCU’s campus. Morning refreshments and lunch are included.

We look forward to gathering and learning with you this fall!

-- On behalf of the Open and Affordable Planning Committee

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