Michelle Leonard

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Associate University Librarian
Office: L-209A, Marston Science Library
Phone: (352) 273-2866
Email: mleonard@uflib.ufl.edu


M.L.S., Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., The Ohio State University

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, full member

Subject Responsibilities: Animal Sciences, Agricultural Statistics, Entomology & Nematology, Geological Sciences, M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of Construction Management, Responsible Conduct of Research in the Sciences, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Soil & Water Sciences

REC Responsibilities: Florida Medical Entomology Lab (Vero Beach), FLREC (Ft. Lauderdale), Milton, Range Cattle (Ona)

External Grants: (selected)
National Science Foundation, P.I., Gaming Against Plagiarism, 2010-2012
National Science Foundation grant review panelist, 2014. (1 panel) Invited
National Science Foundation grant review panelist, 5/2013-12/2013. (2 panels) Invited
National Science Foundation ad hoc grant reviewer, 5/2013-12/2013. (1 panel) Invited


Assessment Strategies in Technical Services. (2019). In Kimberley A. Edwards and Michelle Leonard (Eds.). ALA Editions.

Carrico, S., Leonard, M., & Gallagher, E. (2016). Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Invited


Leonard, Michelle, & Bennett, D.B. (2013). Responsible Conduct of Research Training, SPEC Kit 336. Washington DC: Association of Research Libraries. https://publications.arl.org/Responsible-Conduct-Research-Training-SPEC-Kit-336/

Book Chapter:

Foss, M. (2009). Books on Demand pilot program: An innovative ‘patron-centric’ approach to enhance the library collection. In Driscoll, L. & Mitchell, B. (Eds.) Best Practices in Access Services (pp. 305-316). New York, NY: Routledge

Selected Research Articles:

Bharti, N., Leonard, M., & Singh, S. (2016). Review and comparison of the search effectiveness and user interface of three major online chemical databases. Journal of Chemical Education. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00601 Invited

Cataldo, T., Leonard, M. (2015). E-STEM: Comparing Aggregator and Publisher E-Book Platforms Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, Spring 2015. doi: 10.5062/F4FJ2DSP Invited

Leonard, M., Schwieder, D., Buhler, A., Bennett, D., & Royster, M. (2015). Perceptions of Plagiarism by STEM Graduate Students: A Case Study. Science and Engineering Ethics, 21(6), 1587-1608. doi: 10.1007/s11948-014-9604-2

Leonard, M., Johnson, M., & Benson, D. (2012). Results from the ACRL Scholarly Communications 101 RoadShow & Co-Lab Planning Session. Florida Libraries, 55 (2), 18-21. Fall 2012.

Carrico, S., & Leonard, M. (2011). Patron-Driven Acquisitions and Collection Building Initiatives at the University of Florida. Florida Libraries, 54(1), 14-17.

Leonard, M. F., Haas, S.C., & Kisling, V. Metrics and science monograph collections at the Marston Science Library, University of Florida. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. 62 (Summer 2010).

Foss, M., & Dawes, T. A. (2010). Assessing reserve management systems: Do they deliver on their promises? Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserves, 20(2), 67-75.

Davis, V., & Foss, M. (2009). Supporting the distance learning community with interlibrary loan and collection management at the University of Florida Libraries. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 3(2), 55-66.

Driscoll, L., Foss, M., & Mott, A. (2007). Electronic reserve in health science center libraries: New opportunities for collaboration. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserves, 17(1), 21-35.

Foss, M., Buhler, A., Rhine, L., & Layton, B. (2006). HSCL LibQUAL+ 2004: From numbers and graphs to practical application. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 25(1), 1-15. Invited

Selected Conference Proceedings:

Leonard, M., & Carrico, S. (2016, October). Developing a sustainable collection assessment strategy. Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference. Arlington VA.

Buhler, A. G., Leonard, M., Johnson, M., & Royster, M. (2013). Using gaming technology to teach responsible conduct of research. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, 120th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/7503/view [note:This paper was nominated for 2013 ASEE Best Conference Paper by the Engineering Libraries Division]

DeVane, B., Johnson, M., Leonard, M., & Buhler, A. (2013). Frames at play: Situated engagement with research ethics games. Proceedings of AERA: American Educational Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

DeVane, B., Johnson, M., Leonard, M., & Buhler, A. (2013). Designed controversies: Creating teachable moments about research ethics through games. Proceedings of Games, Learning, and Society 9.0 Conference, Madison, WI.

Buhler, A., Leonard, M., Johnson, M., & DeVane, B. (2011, June). Gaming Against Plagiarism: a partnership between the library and faculty. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, 119th Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Foss, M. (1996, July). Facilitating the interaction of user and public knowledge organization with user profiles, user views and user education plans. In Green, R. (Ed.). Knowledge organization and change: Proceedings of the Fourth International ISKO Conference. Washington, DC. Advances in Knowledge Organization, no. 5. Frankfurt/Main: Indeks.

National Guidelines:

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Environmental Scan 2017. (March 2017). ACRL Research Planning & Review Committee.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2016 Top Trends in Academic Libraries: A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education. (June 2016). ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee. https://crln.acrl.org/content/77/6/274.full.pdf+html

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Environmental Scan 2015. (March 2015). ACRL Research Planning & Review Committee.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO). “Recommended Practices for Physical Delivery.” Physical Delivery Working Group, invited member. 2012. https://www.niso.org/workrooms/physdel/

Reference Users Services Association (RUSA) Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS). (2008). Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States. Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Explanatory Supplement, member. Accepted by the RUSA Board at the Denver: American Libraries Association Mid-Winter Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2009. Invited.

Reference Users Services Association (RUSA) Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS). (2011). Guidelines for Resource-Sharing Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters. Task Force on Resource-Sharing Response to Natural Disasters, member, 2007. Approved by Executive in December 2009, and accepted by the RUSA Board, at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 2011. Invited.

Florida Interlibrary Loan Committee. (2008). State Universities of Florida Resource Sharing Guidelines. Accepted by the Public Services Planning Committee, 2008, and Florida Council of State University Libraries (CSUL).