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Sam Byrd

Scholarly Publishing Librarian

Assistant Professor
Scholarly Communications and Publishing

(804) 827-3556

James Branch Cabell Library
, Room 234F


  • M.L.S. Library Science, The Catholic University of America, 1985
  • M.A. English and English Education, VCU, 1982
  • B.A. English, College of William and Mary, 1977

Previous professional experience

  • Systems Librarian, Library of Virginia, 2002-2006
  • Project Coordinator, Digital Library Program, Library of Virginia, 1996-2002
  • Head, Copy-Based Cataloging, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988-1996
  • Cataloging Specialist, The Computer Company, 1985-1988

Teaching experience

  • Guest lecturer, Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers, CLSC 555, The Catholic University of America 

Selected presentations

  • Byrd, S. (2010). Digitization projects III: VCU Libraries digital collections and use of CONTENTdm. Presented at Richmond Academic Library Consortium Technical Services Roundtable.
  • Byrd, S. (2009). Presentation on CONTENTdm and VCU digitization activities at RALC Technical Services Roundtable.
  • Byrd, S. (2007). ETD@VCU: Transforming graduate education and research. Presented at Technology Days 2007, Richmond, VA.

Selected publications

  • Byrd, S. (2012). Richmond architectural surveys: Choices in digitization. Virginia Libraries, 58(1), 23-25.
  • Ghaphery, J., Byrd, S., Teague-Rector, S. (2008). Kinda just like Google: Presence and variety of search options on library homepages. Against the Grain.

Selected University service 

  • ETD Task Force
  • Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee, Chair, 2007-2011

Selected VCU Libraries service

  • Promotion Guidelines Task Force
  • Digital Preservation Committee, Chair, 2011-2013

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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