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About Sandy Avila

Sandy is the Science Librarian in the Research and Information Services Department at the UCF Libraries. She is the subject librarian for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, CREOL, and the NanoScience Technology Center. Her research interests include: emerging technologies in education, online learning, and STEM-related programming and instruction.
 
Sandy serves the professional library community as a committee member of the Association of College & Research Libraries/Science and Technologies Section (ACRL/STS)'s Hot Topics Discussion Group, the ACRL/STS Liaison to the American Physical Society (APS), a Standing Committee member of the Science Technology Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Florida Library Association (FLA)'s Career Development Committee, and as the Secretary of the state chapter of ACRL- the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL). 
 
Sandy was proudly named one of ATG Media's 2018 Up and Comers. The 2018 Up and Comer awards were only given to 15 recipients throughout North America and according to ATG Media, “Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries. They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks. They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award."
 
Sandy received her MLIS degree from the University of South Florida in 2010, a MA in Religious Studies, and a MA in Asian Studies from Florida International University in 2008. Prior to her graduate work, Sandy studied Biology and Dance as an undergrad. In her spare time, Sandy (as an Orlando native) enjoys boating, the outdoors, traveling, and seeking adventure! 

Positions

Present Science Librarian, University of Central Florida Research & Information Services
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2018 - Present A Survey of STEM Librarians in Academic and Joint-Use Libraries in Florida
University of Central Florida Libraries
Professional Development Research Award
Role: Recipient
Colleague(s): Buenaventura "Ven" Basco
$1,700
2018 - Present Libraries Bridging the Gap Between Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Central Florida
Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) Award
Role: Co-recipient
Colleague(s): Min Tong, Buenaventura Basco, and Rebecca Murphey
$3,458
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Secretary, Florida Association of College and Research Libraries
2018 - Present Member of Hot Topics Discussion Group, Science Technology Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries
2018 - Present STS Liaison to the American Physical Society (APS), Science Technology Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries
2017 - Present Member of Career Development Committee, Florida Library Association
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Education

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2010 MLIS Library & Information Science, University of South Florida
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2008 MA Religious Studies, Florida International University
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2008 MA Asian Studies, Florida International University
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2002 BA Dance, Florida International University
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1998 BS Biology, University of South Florida
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Contact Information


407-823-1218

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Presentations to UCF Faculty (1)

Publications (2)

Conference Presentations (5)

Poster Presentations (1)

UCF Library Presentations (3)

Subject Librarian Newsletters (10)