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Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D.

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean, Interdisciplinary Research and Education; Coordinator, Educational Informatics

Phone:
(850) 644-3392
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(850) 644-6253
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LSB 230

Education Informatics • Curation • Personalized Learning

Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, an Associate Professor, is the Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Education, Coordinator for Educational Informatics, and research faculty affiliated with the Information Institute and iDigBio at the School of Information. Her research intersects learning resources, high speed networking, and digital libraries with particular emphases in K-12 education informatics, curation, STEM learning, education data mining, and learning analytics. From 2010-2015, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) at the National Science Digital Library, leading research efforts that center on Open Education Resource (OER) metadata and paradata analysis, curation policy, sustainability, education data mining, learning analytics, and resource quality assurance and is currently a President's Fellow at Internet2 where she is researching the affordances of gigabit networks for K-12 learning. In fall 2013, Dr. Mardis was a Visiting Professor at the iSchool at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga NSW AU) where she worked closely with faculty to develop their exciting new Master's degree in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation. Prior to joining the faculty at FSU, Dr. Mardis was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Studies (2005-2008); an Advanced Networking Researcher and Program Manager for the University of Michigan's Merit Network (1998-2005); director of Michigan Online Resources for Educators (MORE), one of the nation's first and most established digital libraries for educators (1999-2008); a lecturer for graduate-level information science, research methods, and educational technology courses at Eastern Michigan University's College of Education and the University of Michigan's School of Information (1999-2008); and director of libraries and speech activities at The Keystone School for Science & Mathematics in Texas and two schools in Michigan (1986-1998). She is also one of the authors of the AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Student Learner, is leading the AASL standards and guidelines revision efforts, and is an advisor to the New Media Consortium's K-12 Horizon Report. She has published two books on OER curation and STEM learning. Dr. Mardis also developed Web2MARC, a web appliance for automatic metadata generation. The API spin-off of Web2MARC is currently in commercialization with seed money provided by FSU's Office of Commercialization and the National Science Foundation's I-Corps Teams entrepreneurial training program. Dr. Mardis has been PI, Co-PI, and/or senior personnel on 11 NSF and IMLS grants totaling over $17 million and has led NSF-funded projects continuously since 1999.

Education

 
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ed.D., Education Research and Leadership, 2005
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Master's in Information Science, 1992
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1990
  • Michigan Professional K-12 Teaching Certification, School Media and History endorsements, 1992 (current)

Research Interests

Education Informatics; Education Data Mining; Personalized Learning; Learning Analytics; OER Curation; Digital Libraries; K-12 STEM; Broadband; Big Science; Cyberinfrastructure

Teaching Interests

collection development, curation, youth and school library media, research methods, project management, grantwriting

Publications & Research

Selected Recent Refereed Publications (Please contact Marcia for the most recent list)

  • • Mardis, M.A. & Ambavarapu, C. (in press). Feeling Around the Data: A Sentiment Analysis of Learning Resource Paradata.
  • • Mardis, M.A. (in revision) Using OER Application Metadata for Learning Personalization.
  • • Mardis, M.A. (in preparation). This Woman’s Work: Gendered Decisions and Information Specialists’ Career Choices (Part III of a longitudinal study).
  • • Everhart, N. and Mardis, M.A. (2014). What do stakeholders know about school library programs? Results of a focus group evaluation. School Library Research, http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/volume17/everhart-mardis
  • • Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (2014). Stakeholders as researchers: A multiple case study of using cooperative inquiry to develop and document the formative leadership experiences of new school librarians. Library and Information Science Research 36(1), 3-15. doi: 10.1016/j.lisr.2013.08.002
  • • Guzzetti, B. & Mardis, M. A. (2014). From Dickens to 9/11: Exploring graphic nonfiction to support the secondary school curriculum. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2014/05/from-dickens-to-911-exploring-graphic-nonfiction-to-support-the-secondary-school-curriculum/
  • • Mardis, M. A. (in press). Ready for STEM? Commercial multimedia databases and media-rich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics K-12 library collections. Library Resources and Technical Services 58(4).
  • • Mardis, M. A. (2013). Transfer, lead, look inward: Further study of preservice school librarians' development. Journal of Education in Library and Information Science (JELIS), 54(1), 37-53.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (2013). What it has or what it does not have? Signposts from U.S. data for rural children's digital access to informal learning. Learning, Media, and Technology, 38(4), 1-20.
  • • Mardis, M. A., Hoffman, E. S., & McMartin, F. P. (2013). Toward broader impacts: Making sense of NSF's merit review criteria in the context of the National Science Digital Library. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 63(9), 1-15.
  • • Carmichael, L. R., McClure, C. M., Mandel, L. H., & Mardis, M. A. (2012). Practical approaches and proposed strategies for measuring selected aspects of community based broadband deployment and use. International Journal of Communication, 6, 2445-2466. Retrieved from http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/download/1781/806
  • • Mardis, M. A., ElBasri, T. E., Norton, S. K., & Newsum, J. (2012). The new digital lives of teachers: A research synthesis and trends to watch. School Libraries Worldwide, 18(1), 70-86.
  • • Hoffman, E. S., & Mardis, M. A. (2009). A decade of promises: Discourses on 21st Century schools in school library policy and research. Library Trends, 58(1), 109-120.
  • • Hoffman, E. S., & Mardis, M. A. (2009). Leadership, collaboration, and support: Results from a survey of science and mathematics in U.S. middle school media centers. Michigan Science Teachers' Association Journal, 53(2), 29-34.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (2009). Viewing Michigan's digital future: Results of a survey of educators' use of digital video in the United States. Learning, Media, and Technology Education Communication & Information, 34(3), 243-257.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (2009). A gentle manifesto on the relevance and obscurity of school libraries in LIS research. Library Trends, 58(1), 1-7.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (2009). Classroom information needs: Analysis of search logs from a digital library for educators. D-Lib, 15, 1-8. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january09/mardis/01mardis.html
  • • Mardis, M. A., Hoffman, E. S., & Marshall, T. E. (2008). A new framework for educational digital library use: Re-examining the digital divide in U.S. schools. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 9(1), 19-27.

Selected Recent Invited Books

  • • Mardis, M. A. (contract). Librarians and Educators Collaborating for Success: The International Perspective. Manuscript under contract for publication, Libraries Unlimited.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (contract). The Collection Program in Schools. Manuscript under contract for publication, Libraries Unlimited.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (in press). School libraries, Digital Resources, and STEM: Concepts and Strategies for Collection Development. Manuscript in editing, ABC-CLIO.

Selected Recent Invited Book Chapters

  • • Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (2013). From paper to pixel: The potential of digital textbooks for school librarians. In Stephanie A. Jones, Michael Orey, & Robert M. Branch (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2012. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • • Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (2013). School-based technology integration and school librarian leadership. In Dow, Mirah (Ed.), School libraries matter: Views from the research (pp.123-134). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • •Everhart, N., & Mardis, M. A. (2012). In the district and on the desktop: School libraries as essential elements of effective broadband use in schools. In Michael Orey, Stephanie A. Jones, & Robert M. Branch (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2011 (pp. 173-186). New York, NY: Springer.
  • • Everhart, N., & Mardis, M. A. (2012). In the district and on the desktop: School libraries as essential elements of effective broadband use in schools. In Michael Orey, Stephanie A. Jones, & Robert M. Branch (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2011 (pp. 173-186). New York, NY: Springer.

Selected Recent Refereed Book Chapters

  • • Mardis, M. A., & Brenkus, L. (in press). Finding what you're not even looking for: Broadband's presence in a meta-analysis of children's information seeking studies. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series.
  • • Mardis, M. A., Rich, P., & Hoffman, E. S. (2013). Trends and issues in qualitative research methods. In Elen, J., & Jonassen, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, 4th Ed. (pp.173-194). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • • Guzzetti, B., & Mardis, M. A. (2011). Thinking like a forensic scientist: The role of comic books and graphic novels in science instruction. In K. Hinchmann, & D. Alvermann (Eds.), (2013). Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents' lives: Bridging the everyday/academic divide (pp. 92-111). New York, NY: Routledge.

Selected Recent Refereed Proceedings and Presentations

  • •Mardis, M.A. (accepted). Dim Beyond the Glow: the Relationship Between Children's Home Broadband Access, Digital Learning Initiatives, and Academic Achievement in Rural Florida.  Paper to be presented at e-Learn 2014, New Orleans, LA October 23-27, 2014.
  • •  Lee, J., Spears, L.I., Ambavarapu, C., Mardis, M.A., & McClure, C.R.  (2014). Aligning Expectations and Reality about IT/Broadband Education: Perceptions of Job Competencies by Students, New Professionals and Employers. Paper to be presented at 2014 TPRC | 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, September 12-14, 2014, Arlington, VA.
  • •Spears, L.I., Lee, J., Mardis, M.A., & McClure, C.R. (2014). Policy-Driven Workforce Needs in Northwest Florida:  IT/Broadband Job Competencies in Metro and Nonmetro Areas. Poster to be presented at2014 TPRC | 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, September 12-14, 2014, Arlington, VA.
  • • Spears, L., Coleman, L., & Mardis, M.A. (presented 2014, March). Assessing information technology educational pathways that support deployment and use of rural broadband. Poster presentation at iConference 2014: Breaking Down Walls: Culture • Context • Computing, Berlin, Germany, March 2014. (International)
  • • Mardis, M.A. (presented 2014, March). Mapping an agenda for educational informatics in the K-12 domain. Poster presentation at iConference 2014: Breaking Down Walls: Culture • Context • Computing, Berlin, Germany, March 2014. (International)
  • • Carmichael, L., Brenkus, L., Mardis, M. A., Mandel, L., & McClure, C. (presented 2013, February). Practical approaches and proposed strategies for measuring selected aspects of community-based broadband deployment and use. Poster presentation at Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom, iSchools, Ft. Worth, TX. (International)
  • • Erickson, I., Small, R., Meyers, E., & Mardis, M. A. (presented 2013, February). Igniting talk on digital literacy. Presentation at Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom, iSchools, Ft. Worth, TX. (International)
  • • Subramaniam, M., Eisenberg, M., Ahn, J., & Mardis, M. A. (presented 2013, February). Experiencing science in informal learning environments - Tales from the field. Presentation at Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom, iSchools, Ft. Worth, TX. (International)
  • • Mardis, M. A., & Spears, L. (presented 2013, January). Do we look at broadband? A meta-analysis of study design in youth information seeking from 1991-2011. Poster presentation at Always the Beautiful Question: Inquiry Supporting Research, Teaching, & Professional Practice, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Seattle, WA. (International)
  • • Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (2013). "Not my job": Results of a national survey of school librarians' involvement in digital learning. In Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. AACE.
  • • Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (2013). Cooperative inquiry and the leadership role of school librarians: Exploring problems and developing solutions together. In Anthi Katsirikou (Ed.), New trends in qualitative and quantitative methods in libraries: Proceedings of the 4th annual conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML2012), Limerick, Ireland (1-8 pages). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (2012). Eggs, beans, and crumpets: NSF's Broader Impacts Criterion and the NSDL PI "club.". In Jens-Erik Mai (Ed.), iConference 2012: Culture, design, society (pp. 1-4). Toronto, Canada: ACM Digital Library.
  • • Mardis, M. A., McLaughlin, C., & Gingell, G. (2012). Sharing and using STEM digital content in school libraries. In Nelson, Michael L., Van de Sompel, Herbert, & Solvberg, Ingeborg (Eds.), Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 2). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery.

Selected Recent Refereed Papers at Conferences

  • • Mardis, M. A., & Valenza, J. K. (presented 2014, January). Great piles of stuff or piles of great stuff? Curation, open education resources, and the future of the school library collection. ALISE '14, Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), Philadelphia, PA. (International).
  • • Guzzetti, B. & Mardis, M.A. (presented 2013, December). The potential of graphic nonfiction for teaching and learning about earth science. Paper presented at the Paper presented at 62nd Annual Conference, Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX. (International)Mardis, M. A. (presented 2013, June). Trajectory or helix? Using qualitative longitudinal research to chart librarians' career development. Paper presented at Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice, Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), Victoria, BC, Canada. (International).
  • • Guzzetti, B., Mardis, M. A., & Baez, F. (presented 2012, December). From Dickens to 9/11: Exploring graphic nonfiction to support the secondary school curriculum. Paper to be presented at 62nd Annual Conference, Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA. (International)
  • • Mardis, M. A., McLaughlin, C., & Gingell, G. W. (presented 2012). Using Web2MARC for sharing and using STEM content in school libraries. Paper to be presented at 2012 AECT International Conference, Association for Educational Computing and Technology, Louisville, KY. (International)
  • • McClure, C. M., Carmichael, L., Mandel, L., & Mardis, M. A. (presented 2012, April). Practical approaches and proposed strategies for measuring selected Aspects of community based broadband deployment and use. Paper presented at Meaningful Broadband Adoption Workshop, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C. (National)

Selected Recent Refereed Papers at Symposia

  • • Mardis, M. A. (presented 2011, October). "Big" social science at the National Science Foundation: Factors affecting project design and proposal outcomes. In Bridging the Gulf: The Social Analysis of Computing in Society and the Workplace SIG SI Symposium, ASIST 2011. Symposium conducted at the meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), New Orleans, LA. (International)
Additional publications and presentations available upon request.  

Grants & Awards

Selected Awards and Honors

  • • 2006 Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) Research Grant Award
  • • 2006 Innovative Instructional Technology Faculty Grant, Provost’s Office, Wayne State University.
  • • 2008 Library Journal Mover & Shaker
  • • 2008 Takeshi Murofushi Research Award
  • • 2008 MAME Presidential Citation for Service to School Library Media
  • • 2010 AASL Distinguished Service Award

Recent Funded Contracts and Grants

  • •McClure, C.R. & Mardis, M.A. (July 2014-June 2015). Designing an Assessment Plan for the Florida IT Careers Alliance (FITC). Florida Board of Governors.
  • • Mardis, M.A. (July 2014-December 2014). Web2MARC 2.0: Investigating the Commercial Viability of a Tool for Web Content Management. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Total award $50,000.
  • • McClure, C.R. & Mardis, M.A. (January 2014-October 2014). Creating Rural Economic Development Opportunities through Broadband Adoption. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Total awared $50,000.
  • • Mardis, M.A. (November 2013-October 2014). Building up STEAM: Improving FSU’s Juvenile STEM Collection. Funded by the FSU Libraries. Total award $2398.
  • • Mardis, M.A. & McLauglin, C. (Sept. 2013-August 2014). Web2MARC Next Phase API. Funded by the FSU Office of Innovation. Total award $15,000.
  • • McClure, C.R., Mardis, M.A., Randree, E., Stewart, K., & Froh, J. (July 2013-June 2017). Assessing Information Technology Education Pathways that Promote Deployment and Use of Rural Broadband. Funded by National Science Foundation. Total award $847,000.
  • • Everhart, N., & Mardis, M. A. (Jan 2012–Dec 2012). Evaluation of Supporting the Infrastructure Needs of 21st Century School Library Programs. Funded by Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Total award $9,000.
  • • Page, L., Riccardi, G., McFadden, B., Fortes, J., & Soltis, P. (Aug 2011–Jul 2016). iDigBio: A collections digitization framework for the 21st century. Funded by National Science Foundation. Total award $10,000,000.
  • • Lang, L. B., Razzouk, R. G., Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (Sep 2010–Aug 2013). ICPALMS: A Portal for Standards-Based Instruction. Funded by National Science Foundation. Total award $2,167,500.
  • • Newsum, J., & Mardis, M. A. (Jul 2010–Jun 2011). Science in the city: Defining STEM in Houston's school libraries. Funded by American Association of School Librarian, American Library Association. Total award $5,000.
  • • Newsum, J., & Mardis, M. A. (Jun 2010–May 2011). Are boys radically changing? A fresh exploration of boys' Internet use in public libraries. Funded by Young Adult Library Service Association. Total award $1,000.
  • • Everhart, N., & Mardis, M. A. (Sep 2009–Aug 2012). Evaluation of a program to promote digitized primary sources in Florida schools. Funded by University of Central Florida. Total award $10,000.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (Jul 2009–Jun 2010). Further study of the transition from teacher to school librarian. Funded by Florida State University. Total award $17,000.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (Jul 2009–Mar 2014). Digital Libraries to school libraries (DL2SL): A strategy for open content integration for schools. Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Total award $309,344.
  • • Everhart, N., & Mardis, M. A. (Jul 2008–Jun 2013). Project Leadership in Action (LIA). Funded by Institute for Museum and Library Services. Total award $754,755.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (Jan 2008–Aug 2008). Digital video use in Michigan schools. Funded by REMC Association of Michigan. Total award $5,625.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (May 2007–Dec 2007). Collection strategies and metadata evaluation in a digital library for educators. Funded by Library of Michigan. Total award $5,000.
  • • Mardis, M. A. (Jan 2006–Dec 2006). Using technologies beyond PCs to cultivate digital fluency in school library media education. Funded by Wayne State University. Total award $5,000.
  • • Mardis, M. A., Hoffman, E. S., & Caniglia, J. (Jul 2005–Aug 2009). DLConnect: Connecting underserved teachers and learners to digital resources. Funded by National Science Foundation. Total award $749,651.
A complete list of honors, awards, grants, and contracts available upon request