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Denise Branch

Virginia Commonwealth University
Interim Head, Metadata and Discovery
Richmond, VA
Denise is a native of Powhatan, Virginia and the Interim Head of Metadata and Discovery at the VCU Libraries, an ARL Library. She earned her B.S. from VCU and M.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America. Managing e-resources within the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems keeps her busy. She contributes her expertise for licensing, ordering, receiving and maintaining the Libraries’ extensive collection of e-resources. Managing electronic resources and troubleshooting e-access issues are part of her daily routine. She also helps to develop policy, management goals, design workflow and write procedures. Previous work experience includes Acquisitions, Serials, Circulation and Cataloging. She participated on the Alma Implementation Task Force and is now devoting a good portion of her time in learning to effectively manage ebooks. She always has her eyes and ears open for solutions to e-resource issues!