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Liaison And Scholarly Communication Librarians Collaborating To Support Faculty And Students, Sarah A. Norris, Sandy Avila, Buenaventura (Ven) Basco Dec 2020

Liaison And Scholarly Communication Librarians Collaborating To Support Faculty And Students, Sarah A. Norris, Sandy Avila, Buenaventura (Ven) Basco

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Chapter 18 of the ACRL publication titled, Approaches to Liaison Librarianship: Innovations in Organization and Engagements edited by Robin Canuel and Chad Crichton.


Pandemic Pivoting: Unf’S 2020 Soars Virtual Conference, Karen Cousins, Andrew Rush, Courtenay Mcleland Oct 2020

Pandemic Pivoting: Unf’S 2020 Soars Virtual Conference, Karen Cousins, Andrew Rush, Courtenay Mcleland

Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

The Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) is the University of North Florida’s highly-anticipated research poster event, organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research and held each April during Research Week – that is, until the pandemic changed our plans last spring. The members of this panel will share why we decided not to cancel the event; how we transitioned from an in-person conference to a virtual conference; how we created the website, uploaded the content, and integrated a judging component; how we later archived the 2020 projects for posterity; how we reaped some unexpected benefits, not ...


Addressing Equity And Access In The Digital Humanities: An Interview With Daniel Cox, John Venecek Oct 2020

Addressing Equity And Access In The Digital Humanities: An Interview With Daniel Cox, John Venecek

Open Access Week

Addressing Equity and Access in the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Daniel Cox

Posted: October 23rd, 2020

Daniel Cox is a full-time instructor in the Games and Interactive Media program as well as a part-time Ph.D. student in the Texts & Technology program here at UCF. His research interests include code pedagogy and narrative games. He looks at how people learn programming languages and tools, and then how those skills translate into creating different works. He has been focused on open access learning for interactive storytelling tools for many years.

Many of the projects Dan has been involved with have ...


Exploring Open Access For Social Justice, John Venecek Oct 2020

Exploring Open Access For Social Justice, John Venecek

Open Access Week

Exploring Open Access for Social Justice

Posted: October 21st, 2020

This blog post is written by Humanities Librarian, John Venecek.

The idea of the library as a site of social justice is a long-standing interest of mine. I’ve explored this issue by developing exhibits, programming, and other events designed to shed light on social justice issues. As a subject librarian, I seek to build diverse and inclusive collections in the humanities including art, literature, Africana, and Latin American studies. I advocate for increasing the equity of and access to scholarship and I’m an active promoter of Open Education ...


Open Access Publishing Support For Ucf Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars, Ucf Libraries Oct 2020

Open Access Publishing Support For Ucf Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars, Ucf Libraries

Open Access Week

Open Access Publishing Support for UCF Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Posted: October 20th, 2020

Hello, UCF Grad Students and Postdoctoral Scholars! Do you have an interest in getting published in an Open Access (OA) journal but don’t know much about how it all works? Well, look no further. Here is a brief background on publishing Open Access and specifically Article Processing Charges (APCs).

If an author wants to publish and make their work openly accessible in a traditional or hybrid Open Access journal, they will typically have to pay a fee, called an Article Processing Charge (APC). This APC ...


The Importance Of Open Access In Research, Classroom & Society, Ucf Libraries Oct 2020

The Importance Of Open Access In Research, Classroom & Society, Ucf Libraries

Open Access Week

The Importance of Open Access in Research, Classroom & Society

Perhaps in no other year has the importance of freely open and accessible information been more evident than in 2020. The mid-March outbreaks of COVID-19 prompted stay-at-home orders and quarantines throughout the nation, and Americans were sequestered to their homes for a quarantine that some have yet to escape. When universities, libraries, businesses and laboratories across the country closed their doors, the availability of Open Access documents and data helped us maintain some semblance of our daily routine, and a little of our sanity.

As we’ll explore in this blog ...


Introduction To Open Access & Open Access Week 2020, Ucf Libraries Oct 2020

Introduction To Open Access & Open Access Week 2020, Ucf Libraries

Open Access Week

Introduction to Open Access & Open Access Week 2020

Now in its thirteenth year, Open Access Week is a global event that celebrates the Open Access (OA) movement. It aims to bring awareness to OA and explore the benefits it brings to all. In addition, it is a time for institutions to highlight Open Access efforts and activities locally at their institution. At UCF Libraries, we will be exploring a variety of OA topics during this year’s Open Access Week through blog posts and social media posts to help you learn more about Open Access and what it means for ...


Sustaining Connectivity & Shifting To Remote Services During The Covid-19 Crisis: Stories From The Ucf Libraries, Corinne Bishop, Sandy Avila, Barbara Tierney Oct 2020

Sustaining Connectivity & Shifting To Remote Services During The Covid-19 Crisis: Stories From The Ucf Libraries, Corinne Bishop, Sandy Avila, Barbara Tierney

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This poster was presented at the virtual Florida Association of College & Research Libraries Annual Conference on Friday, October 16, 2020. The conference poster session abstracts are listed below.

Conference Poster Session Long Abstract:

In response to administrative goals to provide remote support for constituents of the University of Central Florida and the need for connectivity of staff during the COVID-19 disruption, the UCF Libraries’ Research and Information Services (RIS) Department planned several ways to maintain high-quality services and provide professional skills training at a distance. This poster will illustrate the work of the RIS task force in the reopening of ...


Taking A Grassroots Approach: Creating A Future For Steam Based Research, Data, And Tools Support At The Ucf Libraries, Sandy Avila, Sarah Norris, Lee Dotson, Ven Basco Oct 2020

Taking A Grassroots Approach: Creating A Future For Steam Based Research, Data, And Tools Support At The Ucf Libraries, Sandy Avila, Sarah Norris, Lee Dotson, Ven Basco

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This session will explore the impetus for UCF Libraries interest in developing a research data management (RDM) workshop series, specific infrastructure concerns (such as scalability and staff resources), key partnerships leveraged, and how the pilot workshops series has provided valuable lessons learned as the Libraries develops additional workshops on research data management. What do you do when your library does not have a formal RDM team or positions dedicated to this area of research support? How can you leverage existing campus partnerships to create robust and scalable services? Come to this session to find out more.


Data Visualization & Why It Is Important To Get It Right: Tools You Can Use, Sandy Avila Oct 2020

Data Visualization & Why It Is Important To Get It Right: Tools You Can Use, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This was presented at STELLA (Science, Technology, and Engineering Library Leaders in Action) Unconference 2020 for their Lightning Round session on Friday, October 9, 2020. The presentation abstract is below:

Have you ever asked yourself why spending the time to visualize your data findings is important and where to start when looking for data visualization tools? How about wondering what kind of chart or slide might make a more compelling visualization to showcase your data? In this informative lightning round session, useful tools and resources will be shared along with why it is important to get it right. Don’t ...


5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go... Zoom!, Sandy Avila Oct 2020

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go... Zoom!, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This session was presented at a UCF Libraries' monthly faculty meeting, in order to share tips for virtual presenting. My presentation focused on five expert Zoom tricks to know ahead of any virtual presentation, meeting, library instruction, or formal online event. Feel free to reach out to me for questions: savila@ucf.edu.


Full Steam Ahead: Piloting Graduate & Faculty Rdm Workshops, Corinne Bishop, Lee Dotson, Buenaventure Basco, Sarah Norris, Sandy Avila Oct 2020

Full Steam Ahead: Piloting Graduate & Faculty Rdm Workshops, Corinne Bishop, Lee Dotson, Buenaventure Basco, Sarah Norris, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries has developed a series of research data management sessions to provide support and promote awareness of available resources to the campus community, with an emphasis on outreach to graduate students and faculty. The Libraries does not have a formal research data management team or dedicated positions, and with this in mind, a team of librarians from Reference & Information Services, Digital Initiatives, and Scholarly Communication collaborated to plan opportunities for RDM programming.

This team developed a STEAM Bootcamp series piloted in 2019-2020 with a four-part series of RDM workshops ranging from STEAM-focused literature reviews ...


Navigating The New Normal At The Ucf Libraries: A Spotlight On Our Reopening Process, Sandy Avila Oct 2020

Navigating The New Normal At The Ucf Libraries: A Spotlight On Our Reopening Process, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This presentation was given for the Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference on October 2, 2020. The conference was to be held in Kazakhstan but was conducted virtually due to the pandemic. The session highlighted the reopening of the UCF Libraries and discusses the broad COVID-19 response on campus, spotlighting the 'new normal' of working and serving library patrons during the pandemic. Information is shared that may be useful to outside organizations in planning the reopening of their library spaces.


Complete Issue, Volume 3, Issue 2 Sep 2020

Complete Issue, Volume 3, Issue 2

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

This is the complete issue of JICRCR Volume 3, Issue 2.


Managing Stakeholder Expectations In A Politically Polarized Society: An Expectation Violation Theory Approach, Aimei Yang, Adam Saffer, Yiqi Li Sep 2020

Managing Stakeholder Expectations In A Politically Polarized Society: An Expectation Violation Theory Approach, Aimei Yang, Adam Saffer, Yiqi Li

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

In a polarized society, organizations are increasingly forced to take sides on controversial corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues. In recent years organizations have been challenged for their wrongdoings, inactions, or misinterpretations of societal expectations, which have drawn questions about their CSR efforts. The current study draws upon expectation violation theory to examine how stakeholders’ expectations for an organization’s CSR efforts and their observed accountability for those CSR efforts influence two aspects of expectancy violations—violation importance and violation expectedness—while controlling for stakeholders’ perceived reputation of an organization and political ideologies. Survey findings indicate that stakeholders’ perceptions of an ...


Stakeholder-Formed Organizations And Crisis Communication: Analyzing Discourse Of Renewal With A Non-Offending Organization, Jordan Morehouse Sep 2020

Stakeholder-Formed Organizations And Crisis Communication: Analyzing Discourse Of Renewal With A Non-Offending Organization, Jordan Morehouse

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

Scholars have examined the ways organizations practice post-crisis communication strategies, including deny, diminish, and rebuild. The current study explores the extent to which a stakeholder-formed organization utilizes post-crisis discourse of renewal to rebuild, recover, and renew the Catholic Church after allegations of sexual abuse of minors publicly surfaced in the United States. Open-ended semi-structured interviews with founders and executive committee members of Leadership Roundtable revealed stakeholders practiced discourse of renewal to help the Catholic Church, an offending organization, recover from a crisis. This study also assessed the extent to which God and religion motivated stakeholders’ responses. Results suggest religion is ...


The Tensions Of Strategic Communication Decision-Making: An Exploratory Examination Of Theory And Practice, Robert S. Littlefield Sep 2020

The Tensions Of Strategic Communication Decision-Making: An Exploratory Examination Of Theory And Practice, Robert S. Littlefield

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

The Tensions of Strategic Communication Decision-Making (TSCD) is introduced as an applied theory describing the way decision-makers experience a risk or crisis and prioritize their strategic communication responses to maintain positive relationships with their publics. Relational Dialectics Theory is applied to illustrate how tensions between organizations and publics influence communication decisions. The strategic messages used by the World Health Organization regarding the Zika virus mega-crisis provide a backdrop illustrating how TSCD is enacted. Theoretical and practical implications for decision-making suggest that TSCD contributes to a more robust understanding of how the changing context in a crisis prompts the prioritization of ...


Exploring Crisis Communication And Information Dissemination On Social Media: Social Network Analysis Of Hurricane Irma Tweets, Xianlin Jin Sep 2020

Exploring Crisis Communication And Information Dissemination On Social Media: Social Network Analysis Of Hurricane Irma Tweets, Xianlin Jin

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

This study utilized social network analysis to identify the top 10 Twitter influentials during the Hurricane Irma crisis period and examined the relationship between social media attributes and the bridge influence of controlling information flow. The number of a user’s followers and tweets significantly predicted one’s control of information. Crisis information tended to be shared in scattered subgroups. Social network boundaries impeded information diffusion, and the communication pattern was largely one-way. The findings partially supported the opinion leader argument while indicating that influentials can directly generate information, which is consistent with the social-mediated crisis communication model. Such findings ...


Gender And Presence Of Children: Examining Media Uses, Informational Needs, And Source Preferences During The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis, Ashleigh M. Day, Sydney O'Shay-Wallace, Matthew W. Seeger, Shawn P. Mcelmurry Sep 2020

Gender And Presence Of Children: Examining Media Uses, Informational Needs, And Source Preferences During The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis, Ashleigh M. Day, Sydney O'Shay-Wallace, Matthew W. Seeger, Shawn P. Mcelmurry

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

In 2014, a water crisis emerged in Flint, Michigan. Using uses and gratifications theory as the guiding framework, this study examines if crisis-related media uses, informational needs, and source preferences are related to respondents’ gender and/or whether or not respondents had children. A random sample of 208 Flint residents yielded results that are largely consistent with extant research, although minor nuances were found. Media uses, preferred informational sources, and desire to receive future crisis-related health information varied between women and men. Women reported significantly higher use of Facebook and Instagram. However, there were not significant differences between genders or ...


Reflections On Editing The Journal: Current Status And Future Directions, Brooke F. Liu, Jeannette I. Iannacone Sep 2020

Reflections On Editing The Journal: Current Status And Future Directions, Brooke F. Liu, Jeannette I. Iannacone

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing another watershed moment for our field. There truly could not be a better time to be editing an open-access journal for the international community of risk and crisis communication scholars and practitioners. In this essay, we provide an update on the Journal’s status in terms of acceptance rates, global perspective, and readership rates.


Streamlining The Format Review Process: Best Practices And Lessons Learned, Kerri Bottorff, Padmini Coopamah Waldron Dr., Amanda Ammirati Sep 2020

Streamlining The Format Review Process: Best Practices And Lessons Learned, Kerri Bottorff, Padmini Coopamah Waldron Dr., Amanda Ammirati

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Honors undergraduate theses are modeled after Master's theses, and formatting review is an important part of the process. The Office of Honors Research (OHR) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) has, in the last two years, worked with the UCF Libraries to streamline the format review process in its Honors Undergraduate Thesis (HUT) program by making use of Digital Commons, the online platform used for the publication of theses and dissertations. Format review was previously done in person, then via email. Since Digital Commons was originally developed for journal article submission, it allows for submission of manuscripts, the ...


Health Outcomes Of Tourism Development: A Longitudinal Study Of The Impact Of Tourism Arrivals On Residents’ Health, Maksim Godovykh, Jorge Ridderstaat Sep 2020

Health Outcomes Of Tourism Development: A Longitudinal Study Of The Impact Of Tourism Arrivals On Residents’ Health, Maksim Godovykh, Jorge Ridderstaat

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This study investigates the influence of the number of tourism arrivals on the physical health of local people in one of the most-visited destinations in the world. Although the literature traditionally describes the economic, social, and cultural impacts of tourism, there is a gap related to the effects of tourism on residents' health. The methodology involves applying the limited-information maximum likelihood instrumental variable approach. The results demonstrate that tourism arrivals negatively influence residents’ health in the short term, yet have positive impacts on long-term health outcomes. The study contributes to the theory and practice by offering a new approach to ...


Exploring Our World: Biological And Archaeological Principles Of General Anthropology, Lana Williams, Michael Callaghan Aug 2020

Exploring Our World: Biological And Archaeological Principles Of General Anthropology, Lana Williams, Michael Callaghan

UCF Created OER Works

General Anthropology is an introduction to the discipline of anthropology that covers the four main sub-fields of biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. While classified under a different name at schools outside of Florida, it is a common course in many university curricula. We were both excited and anxious to take on the challenge of creating an OER text, but once we decided on our goals, the mission became clearer. We had three goals in creating our OER content: namely, 1) to create a free and accessible text for students, 2) to supplement existing gaps in OER content that ...


Impact Of Dyrk1a Haploinsufficiency On Facial Morphology Using Three-Dimensional Morphometric Analysis, Stefani Hammond Aug 2020

Impact Of Dyrk1a Haploinsufficiency On Facial Morphology Using Three-Dimensional Morphometric Analysis, Stefani Hammond

The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal

Dual-specificity tyrosine-(Y)-phosphorylation regulated kinase 1A (DYRK1A) is a gene present on human chromosome 21. Previous research suggests that this gene plays a developmental role in facial morphology. We hypothesize that individuals with DYRK1A haploinsufficiency have altered facial morphology with potentially unique patterns of facial variation. To assess this hypothesis, we acquired three-dimensional (3D) photogrammetric facial images of individuals with and without DYRK1A haploinsufficiency, and we measured anatomical landmarks to carry out Euclidean Distance Matrix Analysis (EDMA) and to evaluate global and local morphological differences. Our results show unique patterns of variation between individuals with DYRK1A haploinsufficiency and normal ...


Data Visualization: The What, Why, & How, Sandy Avila Aug 2020

Data Visualization: The What, Why, & How, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This presentation was part of UCF Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communication Stay Savvy with Scholarly Communication session for the summer of 2020. This session was as introduction to what data visualization is, some background on out of the box tools and software people can use to create visualizations, while providing an overview of why we visualize data.


Mindfulness Meditation: Alternative Practice Techniques, Sandy Avila Aug 2020

Mindfulness Meditation: Alternative Practice Techniques, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Did you know that meditation doesn’t have to be done sitting down and that there are many mindfulness practices that might not seem like meditation at all? Come join Sandy Avila for this session if you want to learn more about how to find meditation in many everyday activities. If you weren’t able to attend the two previous sessions, no worries, come learn about how meditation also includes alternative techniques. Sandy will cover a quick explanation on mindfulness and will go through a short chakras (wheels of energy) balancing meditation as well as a short metta (loving kindness ...


Staying Calm & Carrying On: How The Ucf Libraries’ Stem Librarians Extended Their Reach Through Remote Access, Sandy Avila, Buenaventura Basco Aug 2020

Staying Calm & Carrying On: How The Ucf Libraries’ Stem Librarians Extended Their Reach Through Remote Access, Sandy Avila, Buenaventura Basco

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

With COVID-19 affecting our personal and professional life, librarians have had to adapt to a variety of fast moving changes during a crisis. The University of Central Florida STEM Librarian team of two Research & Information Services subject librarians, responded to the challenges of remote work by establishing fruitful partnerships within the library, and collaboration within units across campus. Our proposed 15 minute presentation would cover the following three learning objectives: (1) to demonstrate how the UCF Librarians adapted to an ever changing landscape, (2) to share strategies for success on how to partner with teams across the library, and (3 ...


Measuring Research Impact Citation Analysis Tools, Buenaventura (Ven) Basco Jul 2020

Measuring Research Impact Citation Analysis Tools, Buenaventura (Ven) Basco

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

A citation report can identify specific works with high impact and provide an easy way to list both total works and total citations. Various tools and methods upon which to measure the impact of an individual or their scholarship will be presented.


Mindfulness Meditation: Benefits To Meditation & Basic Practice Techniques, Sandy Avila Jul 2020

Mindfulness Meditation: Benefits To Meditation & Basic Practice Techniques, Sandy Avila

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Are you interested in learning more about how mindful meditation can help teach you to slow down your monkey-mind, and how to get more involved in forming a regular practice involving breathing techniques, an awareness of body and mind, and how to generally get your body in a more relaxed state? We didn’t get to cover the benefits of meditation during the first session, so we will cover that, too! Plan on joining Sandy Avila for the 2nd session on mindful meditation where we will go through a 20 minute guided meditation to calm your mind and release ...


A Glimpse Into Metadata Inclusiveness: A Preliminary Literature Review Using Nvivo, Sai Deng Jul 2020

A Glimpse Into Metadata Inclusiveness: A Preliminary Literature Review Using Nvivo, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This study investigates social and metadata inclusiveness, on whose voices are underrepresented, how biases are presented, in which way and which domain, and how it affects the library community. It is based on a preliminary analysis of literature in this topic, and the text analyzed includes title, author, abstract and keywords for 26 articles and books. Their bibliographic information was extracted from my Zotero library to NVivo, and over 200 nodes were coded from the different literature, with 5, 6, 10 or more nodes for each literature entry. Additional names were added when terms in the text didn’t seem ...