Irina Rogova joined the Digital Libraries and Publishing Department as the Digital Initiatives Librarian in July 2023. Rogova provides leadership and vision to digitize and share items of enduring value from the library collections and partner organizations, working closely with cross-functional library teams to lead digitization projects from inception to completion. In this role, she seeks to enhance the impact of VCU Libraries' Digital Collections through teaching, external partnerships, advocacy and outreach.
Rogova’s areas of expertise include digitization of archival materials, creating inclusive and anti-racist descriptive metadata, working with students to expand digital collections, and developing community-centered digital archival projects including oral histories.
Her current research interests include a survey of how digital collections communicate their decision making to researchers, as well as studying the impact of surveillance culture on archival security and the comfort of archival users.
Rogova previously worked as the Digital Resources Archivist at Kansas State University and as the Project Archivist for the Race & Racism Project at the University of Richmond.
She has presented work at regional and national conferences including the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference.
- Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons University
- B.A., historical studies, Bard College