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Julie Griffin : Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications and Presentations

Bryant, Rebecca, Beth Namachchivaya, and Julie Speer. “Supporting Research Information Management in the Research University: Partnerships, Challenges, and Possibilities.” In Roll With the Times, or the Times Roll Over You. Purdue University Press, 2017.
Fuchs, Sara, Julie Griffin Speer, and Heather Jeffcoat. “Providing an Incentive: Developing Publishing Services for Researchers,” July 9, 2009.
Griffin, Julie. “Leadership to Advance Data and Information Science at Virginia Tech Library.” Edited by Bonnie Lawlor. Information Services & Use 39, no. 3 (December 13, 2019): 177–81.
Hall, Nathan Frank, Juliet Hardesty, Zack Lischer-Katz, Jennifer Johnson, Matt Cook, Julie Griffin, Andrea Ogier, et al. “Challenges and Directions in 3D and VR Data Curation.” International Journal of Digital Curation 14, no. 1 (January 1, 1970): 150–67.
Miller, Rebecca K., Kyrille Goldbeck Debose, Nathan Hall, Purdom Lindblad, Allison Scripa, Julie Speer, and Philip Young. “Promoting Universal Knowledge for All: Open Acess Week 2012 at Virginia Tech.” Virginia Libraries 59, no. 2 (August 1, 2013).
Ogier, Andrea, Jonathan L. Petters, Virginia Pannabecker, Robert Settledge, Elizabeth J. Grant, Samantha M. Harden, Julie Griffin, and Tyler Walters. “Public Access: A Driver for Preservation and Discovery of Datasets at a US Land-Grant Institution,” August 24, 2019.
Salisbury, Lutishoor, and Julie Speer. “Science and Technology Librarians: User Engagement and Outreach Activities in the Area of Scholarly Communication.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, no. 83 (April 1, 2016).
Skinner, Katherine, Sarah Lippincott, Julie Speer, and Tyler Walters. “Library-as-Publisher: Capacity Building for the Library Publishing Subfield.” The Journal of Electronic Publishing 17, no. 2 (May 19, 2014).
Speer, Julie, Keith Gilbertson, Andi Ogier, Amanda French, Peggy Layne, and Keith Battleson. “Integrating Repository and Scholarly Communication Services with Institutional Faculty Data Infrastructures.” Presented at the 11th Annual International Conference on Open Repositories, Dublin, Ireland, March 23, 2017.
Speer, Julie, and Tyler Walters. “The Future Is Now: Capacity Building and Partnership Development to Advance EResearch Programs Part of the Panel.” Project Briefing presented at the Coalition for Networked Information Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2012.
Xie, Zhiwu, Yinlin Chen, Tingting Jiang, Julie Speer, Tyler Walters, Pablo A. Tarazaga, and Mary Kasarda. “On-Demand Big Data Analysis in Digital Repositories: A Lightweight Approach.” In Digital Libraries: Providing Quality Information, edited by Robert B. Allen, Jane Hunter, and Marcia L. Zeng, 9469:274–77. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
Xie, Zhiwu, Yinlin Chen, Julie Speer, and Tyler Walters. “Evaluating Cost of Cloud Execution in a Data Repository.” In Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 247–48. Newark New Jersey USA: ACM, 2016.
Xie, Zhiwu, Yinlin Chen, Julie Speer, Tyler Walters, Pablo A. Tarazaga, and Mary Kasarda. “Towards Use And Reuse Driven Big Data Management.” In Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 65–74. Knoxville Tennessee USA: ACM, 2015.
Xie, Zhiwu, Julie Speer, Yinlin Chen, Tingting Jiang, Collin Brittle, and Paul Mather. “Developing Institutional Research Data Repository: A Case Study.” In Digital Libraries: Knowledge, Information, and Data in an Open Access Society, edited by Atsuyuki Morishima, Andreas Rauber, and Chern Li Liew, 10075:51–56. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Grants Experience

  • Project staff. Principal Investigator, Nathan Hall. 2017. Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant for Libraries. "Developing Library Strategy for 3D and Virtual Reality Collection Development and Reuse". (multi-institutional)
  • Subcontract Principal Investigator. Co-Principal Investigator, Zhiwu Xie. Project Principal Investigator, Katherine Skinner. 2014. Institute of Museum and Library Services. "ETDPlus: Preserving & Curating ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects". (multi-institutional)
  • Project staff. Principal Investigator, James L. Mullins. 2010. Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant for Libraries Planning Grant. "Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success". (multi-institutional)
  • Project staff (temporary PI, co-PI). Principal Investigator, Tyler Walters. 2009. Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant for Libraries. "The GALILEO Knowledge Repository: Advancing the Access and Management of Scholarly Digital Content". (multi-institutional)
  • Experience with foundations and serving on project advisory committees.

Teaching Experience

  • GTA, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Fundamental Studio 2D, 2002.
  • GTA, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Drawing II, 2002 (Summer).
  • GTA, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Drawing I, 2001.

Selected Memberships / Participation

  • American Library Association. 2005-
    • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Division (2008-). Science and Technology Section, 2011-
    • ACRL Division. Digital Scholarship Section, 2024-
    • ACRL Division. University Libraries Section, 2011-
    • Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (CORE) Division. Leadership and Management Section, 2024-
    • CORE Division. Metadata and Collections Section, 2024-
    • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Division (2024-). Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), 2024-
  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals, 2023-
  • The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis), Reviewer, 2023-
  • Virginia Library Association (2022-), VLA Awards and Recognition Committee, 2023-
  • Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), Open Access Advisory Committee, 2022-
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association, IT Committee Member, 2014- (Steering Committee, 2021-)
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), 2024-
  • Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) Advisory Group, 2015-2017.
  • Open Repositories Steering Committee, 2014-2017.
  • VIVO Leadership Group, 2015-2016.
  • Coalition for Networked Information, Institutional Representative, 2012-2015.
  • ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Program Committee Member, 2012-2017.
  • Library Publishing Coalition, Board Member, 2016-2017.
  • Library Publishing Coalition Project, Executive Group, 2012-2014.
  • Experience convening conference sessions, reviewing articles and conference papers, moderating panel sessions, co-chairing national committees, serving as institutional representative on national and international projects (e.g. APTrust, DuraSpace), and serving on a host organizing committee for an international conference.

Selected University / Library Service

  • Deans Group, VT Libraries, member, 2020-
  • VTUL Coordinator, "Open Access to Research" report, Virginia Tech, Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, 2017-
  • Cohort member, Transformational Allies for Inclusive Leadership, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, 2023-
  • Hokie Talk, 2017
  • Library search committees as member and chair (past experience)
  • Library committees as member and chair (past experience)
  • University search committees as member (executive searches), university committees as member (e.g. Symplectic Elements implementation team, business intelligence RFP committee, data and decision sciences destination area stakeholder committee, Associate Deans for Research, and Research and Innovation Group) (past experience)
  • Work-Life Liaison, program coordinated by VT Faculty Affairs, 2016-2017
  • External reviewer for librarians going up for promotion and tenure.
  • President, Library Faculty Organization (LFO), 2007. Vice President and chair of the LFO Professional Activities Committee, 2006. Georgia Tech Library.

Selected Employment

  • Senior Association Dean, Virginia Tech Libraries, 2019-
    • Senior Associate Dean (Scholarly Communications & Collections) & Director of Scholarly Communications, 2023-
    • Includes leadership of scholarly communications (open access, OA publishing funds, open education, repository services, copyright support) and collections (collection management and development, collection analytics and licensing, government documents, discovery and the library services platform). 
  • Associate Dean, Research & Informatics, Virginia Tech Libraries, 2012-2019
    • Founding Director, Center for Digital Research & Scholarship (2012-2014)
    • Includes leadership of digital research services, digital humanities, digital imaging and preservation services, library publishing, collections and technical services, data and informatics, research collaboration and engagement, teaching and learning engagement, digital library development, and learning environments.
  • Head, Scholarly Communication and Digital Services, Georgia Tech Library, 2007-2012
    • Includes leadership as department head of the institutional repository, library publishing services, and scholarly communication outreach.
  • Digital Initiatives Librarian, Georgia Tech Library, 2005-2007
    • Includes managing library publishing services, supervising students digitizing theses and dissertations, and participating in IR projects.
  • Digital Projects Librarian, Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries 2004-2005 (half-time)
    • Includes supervising students creating metadata for digital collections.
  • Digital Imaging Specialist, Art History Department, School of Visual Arts, University of Georgia, 2004-2005 (half-time)
    • Includes digitizing slides and managing the content in the digital asset management system used by instructors.
  • Student employment at USM School of Library and Information Science, as well as in university libraries in shelving (USM), preservation / binding (IU), and special collections (USM) departments.

Selected Continuing Education

  • Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies, International Association of Accessibility Professionals, 1 Jan 2023 - 1 Jan 2026
  • Certificate, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, ALA CORE, 2024
  • Certificate, Alma Administrator, ExLibris, 2024
  • Certificate in Copyright Leadership,, Special Libraries Association, 2023
  • DigCCurr Professional Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, NC, 2010
  • ACRL/Association of Research Libraries Institute on Scholarly Communications, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2007


  • M.L.I.S., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, United States
  • M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States
  • B.F.A., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, United States
  • High School Diploma, Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, MS, United States
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs), Cottenham Village College, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England, UK