WE ARE CELEBRATING the important work all of our faculty and staff do in the University Libraries.

Below is a selection of accomplishments from fiscal year 2019.

(July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.)

Craig Arthur was named a mover and shaker in innovation by “Library Journal.”

• Annette Bailey and Stefanie Metko presented “ePortfolios, digital badging, and high-impact practices: how next generation technologies are shaping learning engagement models in Academic Libraries” at  OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference.

Sara Sweeney Bear, Alice Rogers, and Scott Fralin contributed a chapter in the book The Social Future of Academic Libraries.

• Lisa Becksford, Kayla McNabb, Kodi Saylor, and Kelsey Hammer presented “Keep calm and cairn on: improving learning objects with guided feedback through usability testing” at the international LOEX conference.

• Jonathan Bradley presented “I reject this reality and substitute a virtual one: how to build a VR service for your library (or other space)” at EdUI2018.

Marc Brodsky presented “The power of a single letter ... or maybe fifty of them” at the Society of American Archivists, Military Archives Round Table, Washington, DC.

Andi Ogier, Anne Brown, Jonathan Petters, Amr Hilal, and Nathaniel Porter published “Enhancing collaboration across the research ecosystem: using libraries as hubs for discipline-specific data experts” in the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

• Cathryn Copper presented arch_ THECA_ture: technology for hybrid spaces in art and architecture libraries at the Association of Architecture School Librarians and the Association of College & Research Libraries conferences.

• Yinlin Chen and Edward Fox presented “Architecting the cloud-native data analysis application for ETDs” at the international conference ETD 2018.

• Kirsten Dean contributed a book chapter “From conversation to cultural change: strategies for connecting with students and faculty to promote OER adoption” in the open educational resource A Field Guide for Academic Librarians.

Julia Feerrar’s article “Development of a framework for digital literacy” was published in Reference Services Review.

• Keith Gilbertson presented “A native iPad app for DSpace7” at the Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference 2019.

Lisa Becksford, Kiri DeBose, Edward Lener, Ginny Pannabecker, and Kodi Saylor contributed the chapter “Sustaining graduate information literacy instruction: a case study of best practices” in Academic Library Services for Graduate Students: Supporting Future Academics and Professionals.

Corinne Guimont and Anita Walz presented “A tale of two [open] textbooks” at the Open Education Southern Symposium.

Yinlin Chen, Bill Ingram, and Jim Tuttle presented “A multi-tenancy cloud-native digital library platform” at the Open Repositories 2019 international conference.

Nathan Hall, Wen Nie Ng, Steve Tatum, Maureen Saverot, and Mary Lague (Registrar of the Taubman Museum of Art) presented “Digital access Taubman: a case study of a partnership between the Taubman Museum of Art and Virginia Tech University Libraries” at the Virginia Association of Museums conference.

Tamara Kennelly’s article “The quiet path of an invisible man: Irving Linwood Peddrew III and desegregation at Virginia Tech” was published in Virginia Magazine of History & Biography.

Alex Kinnaman, Luke Menzies, Mary Leverance, Shira Peltzman, and Elena Colón-Marerro presented “Make IT work: collaborating with IT to create sustainable preservation systems” at DigiPres2018.

Ellie Kohler and Connie Stovall presented “Mining EZProxy data: user demographics & electronic resources” at the international Library Assessment Conference.

Gail McMillan’s article “ETDs in the 21st century” was published in Educause Review.

Rachel Miles’ article “Scholarly communication librarians’ relationship with research impact indicators: an analysis of a national survey of academic librarians in the United States” was published in Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Jennifer Nardine’s article “The state of academic liaison librarian burnout in ARL libraries in the USA” was published in College Research Libraries.

Richard Skarbez, Nicholas Polys, Todd Ogle, Chris North, and Doug Bowman published the article “Immersive analytics: theory and research agenda” in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Bess Pittman presented “They’re closing down the textile mill: preserving and engaging community in a mill town with no mill” at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Peter Potter participated in the panel “Ripples across the pond: policy and funding environments for OA books across the Atlantic and implications for university presses” and served as the panel chair for “OA monographs as part of the information supply chain” at AUPresses 2019 meeting and presented “From the bottom up: can open monographs gain a foothold in North America?” at the OAI 11: CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, 2019.

Aaron D. Purcell published his book “The Digital Archives Handbook: A Guide to Creation, Management, and Preservation.”

Jade Snelling presented “Selection from Women of Design” at the Society of American Archivists Conference.

Ryan Speer’s review of “Ethics for Records and Information Management” by Norman Mooradian was published in American Archivist.

Sara Sweeney Bear and Patrick Tomlin presented “The studios model: designing open spaces for creativity and innovation” at the ConferenceonHigherEducationPedagogy.

Samantha Winn’s article “Dying well in the anthropocene: on the end of archivists.” was published in the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies.

• The paper “Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL)” by Martin Klein, Zhiwu Xie, and Edward Fox was published in the 2019 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) proceedings.