Events Archive: 2020-21

Virginia Research Library Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum


Public academic research library deans from across the commonwealth discuss priorities and share information about upcoming contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest STEM scholarly publisher.

Virginia's research libraries will be negotiating as a consortium with Elsevier to ensure that we provide our university and college communities with the resources they need to research, teach and learn while we continue to be good stewards of state funds.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at


  • Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries, William and Mary
  • Stuart Frazier, Interim University Librarian, Old Dominion University
  • Teresa L. Knott, Interim Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • John Unsworth, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Virginia
  • Bethany Nowviskie, Dean of Libraries, James Madison University
  • Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  • John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia

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