Electronic Resources Services Librarian
University Libraries

Tonia Graves

4023 Perry Library
Norfolk, 23529

I serve the university community by managing personnel, operations, and processes involved with resource discovery, student success, and providing a successful experience for all library users.

Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management, Old Dominion University, (2020)

M.A. in English, Old Dominion University, (2010)

M.L.S. in Library Science, The Catholic University of America, (2000)

B.A. in English, Old Dominion University, (1991)

Certificate of Alma Administration
Sponsoring Organization:
Date Obtained: 2019-07-15
Certificate in University Financial Management
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Finance
Date Obtained: 2018-11-01
Procurement Services Certificate Program
Sponsoring Organization: Department of Procurement Services
Date Obtained:
DiversABILITY Training
Sponsoring Organization: Office of Educational Accessibility and the Office of Intercultural Relations
Date Obtained:
Virginia Data Management Boot Camp
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
Date Obtained:
Continuity of Operations Plan Training
Sponsoring Organization: FEMA
Date Obtained:


Library Information Services
The creation and use of scholarly resources; understanding how resources are used across disciplines; understanding how discovery services impact library staff and the end user experience.
Library Administration
collection development; library materials budgets; discovery services and their impact on the university community; staff training and development

Research Interests

Understanding how discovery services impact library staff and users; the role of a systems librarian in an academic library; identifying and implementing T&D relevant to 21st century academic library staff


Graves, T. (2017). No Satisfaction? But We Try, and We Try, and We Try!. Serials Review/Taylor & Francis 42 (3) , pp. 5.
Graves, T. (2014). Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity: Blending Local and Consortial DDA eBook Programs . Against the Grain 26 (2) , pp. 62-64.
Yaco, S. (2009). Mapping the Desegregation of Education in Virginia: Where are the records?. Virginia Libraries 55 (4) , pp. 9-10.
Graves, T. (2006). Developing a Crystal Clear Future for the Serials Unit in an Electronic Environment: Results of a Workflow Analysis. Serials Review 32 (4) , pp. 238-246.
Graves, T. (2002). The Virginia Heritage Project: An Update. Virginia Libraries 48 (2) , pp. 8-9.


Belmont, S. (May 1, 2020). VIVA Collections Forum Accessibility Session Keynote/Plenary Address VIVA Collections Forum 2020 .
Graves, T. (June 6, 2019). Accessible Print and Electronic Collections Oral Presentation VIVA Collections Forum 2019 .
Graves, T. (November 8, 2018). System Failures: Are They Solely the Fault of the Systems? Oral Presentation Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition Charleston, SC.
Graves, T. L.. (October 12, 2017). ODU Libraries Materials Budget Management Strategies: Some Pros and Cons Oral Presentation Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Norfolk, Va.
Graves, T. L. . (September 28, 2017). Who Moved My Journals Subject Search? Oral Presentation DC EXLibris Users Group Annual Meeting Smithsonian National History Museum.
Graves, T. L.. (March 31, 2017). No Satisfaction? But We Try and We Try and We Try! Oral Presentation North Carolina Serials Conference William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.
Graves, T. (April 16, 2013). Ramblin Sal Reading of Creative Work/Performance ODU Libraries Poetry Slam .
Graves, T. (October 25, 2012). Get Checked Exhibit Breastival .
Graves, T. L. (October 27, 2011). A Credit to the University: Librarian’s Roles in Accreditation Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Portsmouth, Va.
Graves, T. L. (June , 2011). One Academic Library One Year of Web-Scale Discovery North American Serials Interest Group 26th Annual Conference St. Louis, Mo.
Graves, T. L. (April , 2011). Developing Partnerships to Develop Collections Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference Philadelphia, Pa.
Graves, T. Lyn. (June 5, 2009). Marketing the Library in a Digital World North American Serials Interest Group 24th Annual Conference Asheville, N.C..
Graves, T. ( 2007). From Chaos to Effectiveness: Results of Workflow Analysis Projects at Two Large Academic Libraries Charleston Conference Charleston, SC.
Graves, T. ( 2006). Developing a Crystal Clear Future for the Serials Unit in an Electronic Enviroment: Results of a Workflow Analysis North Carolina Serials Conference .
Graves, T. ( 2003). Link Maintenance in Library OPACs - poster session Library and Information Technology Association Annual Conference .
Graves, T. ( 2002). Every Time You Blink There's a Broken Link -- panel discussion Virginia Library Association Annual Conference .
  • 2008: Librarian of the Year, Old Dominion University Libraries
  • 2000: NASIG Conference Student Grant Award, North American Serials Interest Group