Marilyn N. Ochoa
- Research Biography
- Professional Appointments
- Activities & Honors
- Degrees & Grants
- Recent Publications
Marilyn N. Ochoa
Marilyn N. Ochoa
Interim Head, Education Library1512 Norman Hall
P.O. Box 117016
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7016
My primary areas of research include user access to services and the use of information technologies in libraries. This research involves projects dealing with development and assessment of digital initiatives and electronic information resources and services.
Selected Professional Appointments
UF Smathers Libraries
- Assistant Head Librarian, Education Library, Summer 2007-Present
- Member, Advisory Group for Research Services and Scholarly Resources, Fall 2008-Present
- Member, Endeca Communications Group, Fall 2007-present
- Member, UF Libraries' Nominating Committee, Fall 2008-present
- Digital Services Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Department (H&SSS), 2003-2007
- Humanities and Social Sciences Reference Librarian, H&SSS, 2001-2003
American Library Association
- Vice Chair, Government Relations Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2009-present, Member, 2004-2008
- Representative, Access to Information Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2008-Present
- Secretary, Machine Assisted Reference Section, RUSA, 2008-Present
- Member, Advocacy Task Force, RUSA, March 2009-Present
George A. Smathers Employee Excellence Award for Instruction and Training, August 2008
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication "Best of the Web" Competition. 2nd Place in the Creative category for Florida Journalism History Project.<http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/fljhist/>. Sponsored by the Visual Communication and Communication Technology Divisions, Spring 2006.
H&SSS Instruction Team Project Staff Recognition Award, 2003
ACRL National Conference Scholarship Recipient, 2003
Beta Phi Mu, inducted 2002
University of Pittsburgh Library and Information Sciences MLIS 2001
LaSalle University Political Science and English BA 1998
Education Module Developer, America’s Swamp: The Historical Everglades Project, March 2009-present
Assessment Team Leader, Digital Library of the Caribbean, 2007-2008
Content Usability Consultant, National Digital Newspapers Program, Florida Newspapers 1900-1910, 2005-2008
Ochoa Marilyn N. and Patrick Reakes. 2009. “Non-Commercial Digital Newspaper Libraries: Considering Usability.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly 14.3/4: in press.
Ochoa, Marilyn and Mark Sullivan. “Digital Library of the Caribbean : a user-centric model for technology development in collaborative digitization projects.” Invited paper to a Special issue, OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives. 25.4 (2009): 249-262.
Ochoa, Marilyn, Rae Jesano, John Nemmers, Carrie Newsom, Maryellen O’Brien, and Paul Victor. “Testing the Federated Searching Waters: A Usability Study of MetaLib.” Journal of Web Librarianship. 1.3 (Fall 2007): 47-66.
ALA / Reference and User Services Association / Machine Assisted Reference Section / User Access to Services Committee. “An Exploration of the Working Relationship Between Systems/IT and Reference/Information Services Staff in an Academic Library Setting.” Reference & User Services Quarterly. 46.4 (Summer 2007): 37-48.
Reakes, Patrick and Marilyn Ochoa. “A Grassroots Initiative to Facilitate Historical Research: The Florida Journalism History Project.” Technical Services Quarterly. 25.2 (Spring 2007): 57-72.
Freund, LeiLani, Marilyn Ochoa and John Nemmers. “Federated Searching: An Annotated Bibliography.” Special issue, Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 12.3/4 (2007): 411 - 430. Also published as “Metasearching: An Annotated Bibliography.” In Federated Search: Solution or Setback for Online Library Services, edited by Christopher N. Cox. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2007.
Cataldo, Tara, LeiLani Freund, Marilyn Ochoa and Marina Salcedo. “Assessing the Information Commons.” Public Services Quarterly. 2.4 (Winter 2007): 23-46.
Ronan, Jana, Patrick Reakes and Marilyn Ochoa. “Application of the Behavioral Guidelines: A Study of Online Reference Skills.” Special issue, College and Undergraduate Libraries. 13.4 (November 2006): 3-30.