Raymond John Uzwyshyn Home, Resume, Information Science Weblog
10145 Vixen Place, Pensacola, Florida, 32514, Phone:(850)969-7941, ruzwyshyn@uwf.edu
(Research, published print, CD-ROM, 3D digital library portfolio and curricula available)


Ph.D. New York University (Media Studies, Summa Cum Laude)
University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
M.A. (Media Studies) New York University
Certificate of Multimedia and Web Design, New York University
Certificate of Business Information Systems. J.W. Computer Centre
French Immersion Program, Université de Laval
B.A. (Adv.), English/Film, University of Manitoba
French Immersion Program Université de Montreal

Select Experience

University of West Florida Libraries
Head, Digital and Learning Technology Programs
Associate Prof.

University of West Florida
(July 2006 - Current)


University Libraries IT Leadership, coordination of digital and IT programs, projects and services. Management oversight, planning, budgeting, technology support and policy formulation for hardware, software and digital e-resources. Coordination of Learning technology infrastructure, purchase of digital resources, coordination of integrated library system, state (FCLA) representative. Management of digitization programs, projects, metadata, library website infrastructure, multimedia and new digital initiatives.


University of Miami Libraries

Webmaster/Web Services Librarian
University of Miami
(December 2002 - June 2006)


Development, design and responsibility for the UM libraries websites, implementation of digital libraries & resources, coordination of the library's web presence, support to content developers, supervision of technical assistants/systems support, budget management; information literacy lab courses/teaching: online bibliographic instruction, digital design, academic online database, e-reference/systems development and management.


New York University Libraries

George Annenburg Media Library
Administrative Coordinator
(August 1996-August 2000)


Administration, Media-related acquisitions, bibliographic and project work, office administration of graduate and undergraduate film/media library and archives, collection development, bibliographic research and film archival projects/exhibitions in liaison with Museum of Modern Art Library, Lincoln Centre Research Library, New York Public Library, George Annenburg Media Centre, Anthology Film Archives.

William K. Everson
Film Archives

Film Library Coordinator
(August 1992- August 1996)


Cataloguing, tracking, public relations and distribution of the world's largest privately held early commercial film collection in liaison with George Annenburg Media Centre.

IT Infrastructure, Digital and Web Development Projects

2006 - 2008      (UWF Libraries)

UWF Libraries Digital Literacy Studio 2008
Books and Bytes: University of West Florida Libraries Weblog: (2008), Weblogs for Academic Libraries Presentation, Weblog Features
SATELITE: A Statistical Analytic Toolkit for Endeca and Library Information Technology Environments, Summary 2008, UWF Site Statistics
UWF Libraries 2008 Task Forces Internal Wiki (Wikimedia)
Anti-Spam System Security:RECAPTCHA for Book Digitization, Online Forms, Wikis and Weblog
New Online Information Discovery Tools Environmental Scan White Paper (PDF)
Florida Centre For Library Automation White Paper (Statewide Recommendations)
UWF Libraries SSN (Social Security Number Card Conversion) with Lisandra Carmichael, University ITS and FCLA (Fall 2007)
2008 University Budget Requests(PDFs): UWF Libraries Learning Commons: White Paper; Library Digital Initiatives Program and Literacy Studio; IT Departmental Space, Human Resources Needs List; University Libraries New Media Centre
Presentation to University Faculty Committee, 2006-2007 Library Digital Initiatives(ppt.)
University of West Florida 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit. Project Proposal (PDF) , Living Visual Architectures Presentation, Static Beta, Interactive Beta Pensacola News Journal Feature, "Virtual Exhibit Offers Tour of UWF's Past Via Web" Sat Sept 22, 2007.
2007 Website Redesign, New Site Content Ownership Map and Information Architecture, New Website, Web Committee New Design Presentation Endeca, New Catalog Customization
Library Digital Literacy Studio/Laboratory Proposal (PDF) ,
Digital Learning and Technology Annual Reports: 2007-2008, 2007-2006 Strategic Plans: Vision Statement, Dr. D. Sally, Bob Sun and Dr. A Hernandez(PDF). Directions(PDF) with Jeannie Kamerman White Paper Draft (PDF).
Archon. Digital Library and EAD Online Archives. With Melissa Finley Gonzalez and Dean Debolt, Head, Archives and Special Collections
Metalib, Beta 1, 2, 3. Cross Database Metasearch Database Resource Discovery Tool. With Caroline Thompson, Head of Reference
West Florida Photohistory Project (Digitool with FCLA) , Palmm Project (UWF Partner with FCLA)
University of West Florida Digital and Learning Technology Workshops and Learning Speaker Series. 2006-2008 John C. Pace Library Learning Technology Classroom (Organizer)

2002-2006 (University of Miami Libraries)

The Cuban Rafter Phenomenon: A Unique Sea Exodus. Interactive Multimedia Digital Archive. (Streaming Video/Audio, Flash MX). (U Miami/FIU/St. Thomas Universities) 2004-2005. Collaboration with Dr. Holly Ackerman. Press ,Background, Catalogued Worldcat.
University of Miami Advancement, Honor with Books Donor Website. (E-marketing tool, Honor With Books Campaign),Friends of the Libraries (PDF)
University of Miami Library Website Strategic Assessment
Richter Library Interface Redesign (First sitewide Flash implementation in an ARL University Library: E-Veritas, May 2003.
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Academic E-Journal Information Design. (UM Dept. of English, Caribbean Literary Studies, UM Digital Initiatives). In response to 2nd Annual Symposium on Scholarly Communication, Bulletin Board. Collaboration with Jeff Barry, Prudence Layne, Andrea Shaw, Dr. Sandra Pouchet Paquet).
QuestionPoint Interface design, technology implementation of online E-Reference, E-Chat service. Collaboration with Carrie Leslie, Research and Educational Services.
University of Miami Digital Fellows Program 2004. Inception, Conception and Development with Dr. Lyn MacCorkle and Jeff Barry. (continues permanently)
SFX Cross database metalinking tool. Open URL database connection system. Interface design. Button Prototypes.
Cuban Heritage Collection Projects and Pages. (1, 2, 3, etc.)
University of Miami Library System Site Redesign, Fall 2003. 400 Static, 2000 dynamic pages, Bulletin Board, E-Veritas
Albert Pick Music Library. Winter 2003. New Site.
Larry Taylor and Billy Matthews Musical Theatre Archive and Digital Library (Flash Multimedia, Recordings, Scores, Playbills Databases). Presented by Nancy Zavac, American Music Library Association, Washington. 2004). "Multimedia Possibilities, Digital Libraries, Music Archives"
International Digital Archive of Double Bass - streaming MP3 music site with Dr. Lucas Drew. E-Veritas.
Information Literacy Online Evaluation. 2004. Form Application , ASP & Flash MX 2004, Faculty Reserves Request Form (PHP)
Very Large Information System Statistics/Analysis. Web Trends. Log Analysis.
New UM Richter Library sites Information Architecture, Visual Redesign (May 2004) - Princeton Remix. Homepage. New Information Architecture, CSS,  Flash Drop Down Navigation, 2005 Homepage Prototypes,

Committees (Library/Technology/Information Science)

University of West Florida, Statewide and National Committees 2006 -
ECDC. Electronic Resources Development Committee
DAG. Director's Advisory Group
Library Automation Group
Library Faculty Advisory Council
CDC, Collection Development Committee
Electronic Resources State University Subcommittee
Council of State University Libraries (CSUL) Directors Task force on Digital Dark Archives
UWF Web Advisory Committee
Library Metalib Working Group
Library Website Committee
State University System LMS Technology Coordinators Group(Aleph 18, Endeca)
State University Libraries Technology Advisor's Group (TAG)

University of Miami 2002-2006

University of Miami Libraries Web Committee (Chair): Intranet Proceedings, Moveable Type Weblog, Long Term Strategic Plan, Powerpoint.
Richter Library Electronic Resources Committee (Databases)
Research and Educational Services Online/E-reference Committee (Technical Head)
University of Miami WWW Committee
University of Miami Web Portal Steering Committee
Digital Library Initiatives, Programs Working Group (Digital Media Lab)

(Interdisciplinary Pedagogy/Interactive Design/Information Literacy)
Intro to Information Design (Dreamweaver MX), Spring 2003. Information Literacy Lab. Interdisciplinary. UM Digital Programs and Prof. Gina Maranto/English. ppts, sample curricula available.
Introduction to E-Zine Design (Dreamweaver/Flash, Studio MX), Spring 2003 - 2004. Class resulted in launch of UM online e-zine Uturn and Dept. of English e-journal Duneshack, Credits,
Visual Thinking through Information Design, Summer 2003. Visual Thinking Strategies Summer Institute. Collaboration with School of Education, Art History, Lowe Museum of Art. (Working Educators, k-12, Sample Curricula)
Intro to Information Literacy: Online Databases and Electronic Resources, Summer 2003, Academic Migrant Student Summer Institute.
Intro to Web Development: Designing Content with Templates, Links and Images. Spring 2004.
Visual Literacy for Redesigning and Studying Public Space. Interdisciplinary Project for Public Spaces. Collaboration with UM Grad. Institute for Public History/Urban Studies/School of Architecture (Dr. Greg Bush, Public History, Prof. Ted Evangelikas, Architecture). Fall 2004.

Writing, Research, Conference Presentations, Web Development, and Creative Work
( Select Research, Web Design, Interactive Multimedia, Videography, Journalistic, Writing, Artistic and Community Activist Work)

"Semi-Structured and Unstructured Information Systems: Information Visualization" in Introduction to Information Science and Technology,Medford: ITI Publishers, 2009.
Technology and the Next Generation Academic Library: Present, Emergent and Future Digital Possibilities A Summary of Directions Pursued and Ongoing Trajectories 2003-2008 (ppt.)
Certificate in Alice 2.0 programming. 3D Programming Environment . (Winter 2008).
"Human Knowledge Seeking and Information Visualization: Exploring New Possibilities". Thompson ISI 2006 Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture. School of Information Studies. Texas Women's University, Fall 2006.
Certificates in Stock Evaluation, Analysis and Stock Options. UWF Online Cont. Ed. 2007.
Workshop in Licensing and Purchasing Electronic Resources, Solinet, GCCC, 2006.
Certificate in Theme Park Engineering. UWF Online Cont Ed. Taught by Steve Alcorn (Epcot, Alcorn McBride)
"Multimedia Information Visualization". Library High Tech. Special Issue on 3D Information Visualization. 24:4 Winter 2007.
Colloquium on Search Result Visualization: Organizer and Moderator. For ASIS&T "Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future", Austin, 2006.
Princess of Pensacola. A Weblog celebrating the birth of Maya Sophia Uzwyshyn. Blogger, July 8, 2006.
Information Visualization: From Conceptual Theory to Digital Implementation (ASIS&T Panel). Presentation: Multimedia Visualization and Interactive Systems - Drawing Board Possibilities and Server Realities (ppt.).  Presented for American Society of Information Science and Technology: Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together.  November 2005, Charlotte, NC. PDF.
Internet Social Networking Site: For Booklovers and their Admirers. Partnership with Tangowire, Seattle. April 2005.
Abelardo Estorino: El arte de vivir contando. An Homage to the Dean of Cuban Playwrights. Spanish language large screen/online presentation.  Collaboration with Dr. Lillian Manzor, Dept. of Foreign Lang. & Lit., U Miami.  Presented Cuba, January 2005. (Beta Prototype)
Envisioning a Path to the Future. American Society for Information Science and Technology: Special Interest Group for Visualization Images and Sound. Weblog E-zine: Founder: 2005. 
ASIS&T Conference November 2004: Managing and Enhancing Information
, Providence, RI. Organizer with Diane Neal, U of North Texas: "Colloquium on Information Visualization: Highlights, Histories, Futures". Presentation: "Information Visualization: Trajectories, Traces and Tools for Augmenting Human Intelligence"
Digipet Prototype. Industrial Design/Medical Device. Interactive Visual Interface for Children's Diabetes/Insulin Monitoring 2004. (with Susan Wills, MBA)
ASIS&T, Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images and Sound. Website with 3D Online Cognitive Cartography (Click through Typographic space, Subject headings mapped to Cartesian x,y,z, Specs) January 15, 2004.
"Teaching Vermeer in Miami: Interdisciplinarity, Visual Information and a Visual Thinking Strategies Institute" Books and Bytes: The University of Miami Libraries Journal. Volume 2, Issue 2 Winter 2003.
"Flash Forward 2003: Academic Library Web Services, Information Design, Technology Flashbacks".Presentation for University of Miami Library Faculty Seminar. July 21, 2003. Discussion Points (July 15-21). Powerpoint.
VisPac: The Visualized Online Public Access Library Catalog (OPAC),
2002, Prototype/Demo, a new visual library OPAC (Specs, Prototype and Documentation Available on request)
Strategic Response: The Corporate Intelligence Knowledge Management System,
2002, Special Library Software Application/Kiosk, available, CD-ROM.
Library Collection Development in Traditional and Digital Library Environments
, Internet Site, 2002, http://bellsouthpwp.net/r/u/ruzwyshn/intro.html
3D Virtual Reality Library and Resource Centre, Internet Prototype, available on CD ROM, 2002 (Cyberworlds)
International Art Historical Theft Investigation System (Access Database, 8 MB), also available on CD-ROM, 2002.
In the Houses of the Holy: Cataloging Image-Based Books, LCSH and Authority Control, Internet Site, 2002,
XML for Libraries and Information Centres, Presentation, 2002, http://bellsouthpwp.net/r/u/ruzwyshn/index.html
Digital Library Catalogues, Bibliographies and Dictionaries (Presentation with Sonny Banerjee and Margarett Kipp), 2002,
Computer Graphics for Digital Libraries and Information Centre Interfaces, (Presentation with Sonny Banerjee and Lorelee Parker), 2002, http://members.aol.com/comgraphics/
Pasolini: Requiem (A Long Poem), 2002.
Review of Roman Korohodsky's Dovzhenko v Poloni, Slavic and Eastern European Journal, Vol. 47, #2, Summer 2003.
Corporate Multimedia Website, (www.hudsonvalleyoptometric.com) (August 2001, )
Batey Relief Alliance, 2001 United Nations Haitian Relief Conference, New York(http://www.bateyrelief.org/),
Crushguide International City Guides, Arts/Entertainment Features and Reviews, (www.crushguide.com, Black Book Publishing) (October 2000-March 2001)
Editorial Review, George Liber's Triple Exposure (Dovzhenko biography), 2001, Published as Alexander Dovzhenko: A Life. London: British Film Institute, 2003. Peer review for Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Spring 2005.
Moon River
Flash Self-Portrait (January 2001), CD Rom Portfolio
Matisse Puzzle
(November 2000, Interactive Flash Web Animation)
Vector Ballerinas
(October 2000, Interactive Flash Web Animation)
Record E. Publishers Inc.(www.recorde.com, September 2000, K-9 mathematics E-learning company. Infrastructure set in Flash 5, continues as MathStreet, Lincoln Learning Systems)
Just a Punk State of Soul. (March 2000, Experimental Poetry Chapbook/assemblage combined with Herman Hesse’s Siddartha, St. Marks Books, NY)
Corazon de Amor. Caracas, Venezuela: Diario, 2001. (Ghostwritten Historical Romance for Jossy Mansur, Aruba). Written 1999, First published in English as The Awakening Heart. Miami: Hallmark, 2000.
Bateyreliefsite. (International humanitarian website for disenfranchised migrant Haitian sugarcane workers in the Dominican Republic: http://www.bateyrelief.org/ (Interactive 1998 CD available)
Sputnik. (Early Interactive Website on Industrial Design, Valentina Gagarin and the First Man in Space) www.urbanwildlife.com/UWZu" (Also featured in New York cybergallery: www.newcenturyschoolbook.com (1999), Currently archived at http://bellsouthpwp.net/r/u/ruzwyshn/HTMLFolder/intro1.html
Russian Dolls. Feature Length Screenplay (1998)
Nadja. Long Poem (Poetry Chapbook, 1998, self-published St. Marks Bookstore, NY)
Beata Cycle. Long Poem (Poetry Chapbook, 1997, self-published St. Marks Bookstore, NY)
Daughter of the Chief. Full Length Dramatic Play (1997)
Cold War Confidential. Feature Film Script. (May 1996.)
Daughter of the Juice. Full Length Dramatic Play. 1995.
Leni. Full Length Dramatic Play. 1995.
Jelly Roll Blues (1995). Full Length Feature Film Script (May 1995).
A Ukrainian Canadian Christmas Story. Documentary Video. January 1996.
The Mysterious Enigma of Soviet Art. Short Story. Minetta Review. New York. Spring 1995.
New World Aquarium. Experimental Video. Winter 1994.
"Sunlight Dust Falling", "Down Dreaming". (Poetry) New Ink, New York. Spring 1994.
Women of the Earth. (1993). 22 minute Documentary Video (3/4 inch). Awarded Manitoba Arts Council Award, Kostash outstanding historical documentary video award. Shown: Montreal Film Festival, New York’s Anthology Film Archives.
"Halfway Up No Way Down - Exploitation, Business Economics and Ukraine" Ukrainian Voice: Winnipeg, September 1993.
Ourselves Science Activities. MSSS Science Resources(Children’s Science Activities Book): Winnipeg. September 1993.
"Alive and Thriving: Ukrainian Canadian Art". Ukrainian Voice: Winnipeg. April 1993
"Playing with the Sacred "Byzantine Iconography and a Manitoba Dental Professor", Ukrainian Voice: Winnipeg. March 1993.
"Alexai Novokivsky: Ukrainian Impressionist on Display", Ukrainian Voice: Winnipeg. February 1993.
"Prairie Fire and the Ukrainian Canadian Writer". Ukrainian Voice: Winnipeg. January, 1993.
"Holod 33" (Film Review), Ukrainian Voice: Winnipeg. December 1993.
To Butterfly, Trotsky in Love, Birds, Make Room For Dada, The Women: New York. 1992 (Five Black and White 16mm film shorts).
"The Tatarniuk Costume Collection": Winnipeg. Documentary Video. May 1991.
"Manitoba Environmental Protocol". (World ‘90 Environmental Conference Handbook). August, 1990.
The Breeze From Owl Lake. 30 minute Flannery O’Connor Screenplay Adaptation.
The Shadow Friend. Film Script. February 1989.
City, Suburban Zoo, The Red Boots. Experimental Film Shorts. December 1988.
"Eloquence and Bingo". (Poem) East Kildonan Herald: Winnipeg. June 1987.

Academic Grants/Honors/Awards

Emerald Publishing Group: Outstanding Academic Research Paper 2008 for "Multimedia Visualization and Interactive Systems: Drawing Board Possibilities and Server Realities. Published in Library High Tech 24:4, (Winter 2007).
State Archives of Florida Leadership Symposium (Tallahassee, June 2008, SOLINET/PLAN Scholarship)
Florida State Universities Institute For Emerging Academic Leaders (Orlando, June & October 2007)
Computers In Libraries Scholarship (PLAN, Washington D.C., April 2007)
American Society of Information Science and Technology Award of Appreciation, November 2006
Thompson ISI Samuel Lazerow Lecture. (TWU, School of Information Studies), Fall 2006
Jay Leyda NYU Dissertation Award for Academic Achievement, 2000
Department of Cinema Studies Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, 1999
Graduate Research Fellowships, New York University, 1993-1995
Full Doctoral Tuition Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NYU, 1993-1998
Video Documentary Production Award, Video Pool, 1992
University of Manitoba, Dean's Honor List, 1991
University of Manitoba, Aikens Scholarship in English Literature (First Place), 1991
Alexander Shack Prize in English Literature, Highest Standing, 1990

Previous M.L.I.S Graduate Coursework
(Official Transcripts Available)

501 Perspectives on Library and Information Science
502 Organization of Information
503 Information Sources and Services
504 Research Methods and Statistics
505 Information Systems and Technology
506 Management
525 Managing Internet Information Services
558 Database Management Systems and Programming
559 Programming for Library and Information Science Applications
675 Collection Development
593 Classification and Metadata Systems
650 Information Entrepeneurship (Knowledge Management)
669 Information Sources and Services for Business and Industry
711 Electronic Librarian (Information Retrieval/3D Digital Libraries)
713 Information Visualization (HCI/Usability)

English, Ukrainian, secondary fluency: French, Russian.

Professional Organization Memberships

ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science and Technology (2004-2007 Chair, SIG VIS , Envisioning a Path to the Future E-Journal Editor)
CLA - Canadian Library Association
ALA - American Library Association - LITA (Library Information Technology Association)
ARLISNA - Art Libraries Association of North America
DCLA - Dade County Library Association (Florida)
PLAN - Florida Panhandle Libraries Access Network
FlashForward - Interactive Media Designers Group (New York)

Volunteer Work - Community Outreach, Team Building

University of West Florida Festival on the Green, Library Book Sale 2008
ASIS&T - Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images and Sound, 2004-2007 Chair, Website, Envisioning a Path to the Future E-Journal Editor)
Team Otto UM, Leukemia (Lymphoma) Campaign, University of Miami Bulletin Board, "Otto's Team Successful in UM Corporate Run" (2003 & 2004).

UM Employee Outreach "What Does a Library Webmaster Do?", Bulletin Board.
Batey Relief Alliance, Dominican Republic, Haiti, New York (IT Consultant: Organization Weblog, site Designer))
Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Parish, South Florida. Weblog (Site Designer)
University of Miami, Academic Migrant Outreach Program. (Haitian/Hispanic Children of Southern Migrant Workers)
Bel Air Elementary School. "What is an Information Architect and How Does a Library Get Online?"