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10145 Vixen Place, Pensacola, Florida, 32514 (850)969-7941, ruzwyshyn@uwf.edu


Currently, I am Head of Digital and Learning Technologies for the University of West Florida Libraries. My position focuses on the development, design and usability of very large information systems and the university libraries Information and digital technology infrastructure. I am heavily committed to pragmatic approaches to the implementation of new technologies and the mission critical role of the Web for access to digital information resources and services. My career goals are to progress as an information technology professional in cutting edge academic, special or public library and information intensive environments.

Ph.D. (Media Studies) New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
M.L.I.S. University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Master of Arts (Media Studies), New York University
Certificate of Multimedia, Web and Design, New York University
Certificate of Business Information Systems. J.W. Computer Center
French Immersion Program, Université de Laval
B.A. (Adv.) English/Film, University of Manitoba
French Immersion Program Université de Montreal

Information Management, Research, Technology

Writing, research and project development involving libraries, archives and information management centres. Implementation of cutting-edge information technologies Flash, Dreamweaver, Quicktime, Photoshop, Imageready, HTML, DHTML, CSS, Javascript, Actionscript, Sound Edit 16, MP3 encoding and translation (Audacity, LAME MP3, dbPowerAmp), Digital Photography, Digital Video. Macintosh, PC and Windows Platforms. Microsoft Suite of Products (Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint). 3D Visualization for Library and Information Centre Interfaces (Cyberworlds, CD ROM available). Programming: (VBScript, ASP, Forms). Databases: Information Retrieval and RDBMS (Access, SQL; PHP, MySQL, UNIX). Proprietary Library Software: Questionpoint, SFX, Academic Databases (410) Weblogs(Blogs): Moveable Type. To be in an environment open to learning new skills and be involved in conceptualization, design, and implementation in projects requiring information design, interactive story-telling, writing, visual aesthetics and commercial application is my objective.



Library and Information Centre writing, research and articles:Library Collection Development in Digital and Traditional Environments, 3D VR Library and Resource Centre, Internet Prototype, available on CD ROM, 2002,Cataloging Image Books, LCSH and Authority Control, Presentations: XML for Libraries and Information Centres, Digital Catalogues, Bibliographies and Dictionaries, Computer Graphics for Libraries and Information Centres, Multimedia Web Designer, Online Flash Portfolio: http://members.aol.com/rayuwish (i.e. corporate U.S., Hudsonvalleyoptometric.com; corporate Canadian, e-learning technologies, Recorde; humanitarian (Haiti/Dominican Republic): http://www.bateyrelief.org/; online advertising, branding, Starbucks ; content development, writing/editorial/journalism, www.crushguide.com, Interactive Multimedia Design: Flash 5 animation,games, digital photography: CBGB's New York, digital portraiture, self-portrait), (Flash, Dreamweaver, Quicktime, VR, digital video). Early web multimedia (1998)/NY cybergallery: Sputnik. Academic Information Science/Technology: Online Projects. Large Info. Systems Statistics (Log analysis software, Web Trends) Film/video producer, documentaries: New York Anthology Film Archives, Montreal Film Festival, Tisch School of the Arts; Ghostwriter (Scott Michel Literary Agency, NY) fiction, non-fiction, plays, screenplays; Journalist (Washington Square News, Culture Shock, Minetta Review, Ukrainian Voice, Maxim, New Ink: Print Portfolio available); Research associate: NYU.

Summary Profile

Library and Information management professional with a forward looking technological vision. Multimedia web producer/designer/developer from a visually orientated interdisciplinary academic environment with five years U.S. (New York, Silicon Alley) and Canadian experience. Writer/editor with market literary agency on a variety of client-based projects. Skilled in commercial web production, design, visual media-related research, writing, aesthetics and film. Strong creative skills integrating technology, aesthetics, media possibilities for libraries and information centres. Experience in visual aesthetics, multimedia/web production, information design - development, consulting, implementation and enabling 21st century libraries and information centres to bring forward possibilities and gains.

Professional Organization Memberships

ASIS&T - American Society of Information Science and Technology, (Website Coordinator SIG VIS)
Chair, Special Interest Group in Visualization Information and Sound, 2005)
CLA - Canadian Library Association
ALA - American Library Association
SLA - Special Library Association, Information Technology Group
ARLISNA - Art Libraries Association of North America
Flash Forward (NYC)