Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Publishing
Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Administration
Jimmy Ghaphery, appointed Associate University Librarian in 2016, leads the Scholarly Communications and Publishing division responsible for enriching scholarship, learning, and clinical care through engagement with contemporary research issues and technology. He has more than 25 years experience with VCU Libraries including instruction, information technology, facilities and administration.
The Scholarly Communications and Publishing division provides the VCU community with technologies to discover and access library resources; support for digital scholarship; copyright and open access publishing consultation; data management and data sharing guidance; and wide dissemination of VCU scholarly output in VCU Scholars Compass. An increasing focus of the division is on university and statewide partnerships to advance affordable course content to improve student success.