Dean, University Libraries
Constantia Constantinou is is Dean of University Libraries. Constantinou is responsible for providing a unified strategic vision and leading the planning and advancement of the SBU Libraries, leading innovation in the Libraries’ collection and technologies, ensuring sound management, representing the SBU Libraries locally and nationally, and leading related philanthropic efforts.
Constantinou served as the Library Director and Library Department Chair at the SUNY Maritime College Library from 2001 until her arrival at Stony Brook in October 2013. Under her direction, SUNY Maritime College Library’s world-renowned rare collections were enhanced with strong museum partnerships and collaborations with professional organizations. Constantinou has also served in a number of library leadership positions on advisory councils, leading library organizations through ambitious strategic processes, partnerships in resource sharing and innovative services. Constantinou has published and presented her research on topics ranging from organizational performance, information literacy, information systems, library technology, scholarly communications, academic library centrality, assessment, and accreditation. As an established public speaker, she has been invited to present her research at library conferences and discipline-specific conferences in the US and worldwide, including China, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Hong Kong, Spain, Ireland, Italy, and Canada.
Constantinou’s work in librarianship and higher education has been globally transformative by removing barriers to access and promoting collaborations across libraries. Twice a recipient of CIES Fulbright awards, as a Fulbright Scholar (2010-11) and as a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2004-05), in partnership with the Universities in Cyprus, she designed and implemented comprehensive information literacy programs, lectured and developed successful librarian-faculty liaison initiatives. For her commitment to research and academic excellence at the national and international levels, she has been recognized by the SUNY Board of Trustees as the fifth librarian in the history of SUNY to be promoted to the SUNY Distinguished Librarian Professorship rank. Constantinou is also a member of the Executive Committee of the SUNY Distinguished Academy.