VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Digital Collections Systems Librarian
Room 234-C, James Branch Cabell Library
M.A. English/English Education. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982.
B.A. English. College of William and Mary, 1977.
Previous Professional Experience
The Library of Virginia, 2002-2006
Project Coordinator, Digital Library Program
The Library of Virginia, 1996-2002
Head, Copy-Based Cataloging
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988-1996
The Computer Company, 1985-1988
Byrd, Sam. "Richmond Architectural Surveys: Choices in Digitization." Virginia Libraries, Vol. 58, No. 1 (January/February/March 2012), pp. 23-25.
Ghaphery, Jimmy, and Sam Byrd, Susan Teague-Rector. "Kinda Just Like Google: Presence and variety of search options on library homepages." Against the Grain, June, 2008.
Roderick, Elizabeth, and Sam Byrd, Glenn Courson, Jean Marie Taylor. "Cost/Benefit Analysis for Digital Library Projects: the Virginia Historical Inventory Project (VHI)." The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances 14, no. 2 (2001).
Byrd, Sam. "The Virginia Historical Inventory." D-Lib Magazine 7, no. 6 (06/2001).
"Digitization Projects III: VCU Libraries Digital Collections and Use of CONTENTdm." RALC (Richmond Academic Library Consortium) Technical Services Roundtable, April 2010.
Presentation on CONTENTdm and VCU digitization activities given at RALC Technical Services Round Table, March 2009.
“ETD@VCU: Transforming Graduate Education and Research,” Technology Days 2007, VCU, Richmond VA., April, 2007.
"Mapping Vernacular Architecture: City and County Maps and the Virginia Historical Inventory Project". Virginia in Maps Symposium, Library of Virginia. 1999.
"The Digital Library Program at the Library of Virginia". Carter G. Woodson Institute's Chesapeake Regional Scholars Summer Seminar in African American Studies, Richmond, VA. 1999..
Guest lecturer, CLSC 555, Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers, Catholic University of America, 2007, 2005, 2004.
University Committee Work
ETD Task Force, 2013
Faculty Senate, Fall 2007-2011
Chair, Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee, 2007-2011
Student Activities Advisory Committee (VCU Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services), Faculty member, 2011
Programming Commission Board of Directors (VCU Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services), Faculty member, 2010-2011
VCUQatar Image Resources Curator Search Committee, 2009
VIVA Virginia Heritage Small Working Group, 2006-2007
VCU Libraries Committee Work
Search Committee, Director, Scholarly Communication and Copyright, 2013
Search Committee, Research and Education Librarian, TML, 2012.
Digital Preservation Committee, Chair, 2011-2013
Digital Preservation Task Force. Chair. 2011
VCU Libraries Peer Review Committee. 2010-present
Copyright and Creative Commons Task Force, 2010
CTSIS Upward Evaluation Work Group, 2010
Screening Committee for Catalog Librarian for Digital Asset Management, 2007
Scholarly Communications Team, 2006-2013