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Anastasia Chiu | Gin Guo | Violeta Ilik | Mona Ramonetti | Laurel Scheinfeld



Anastasia Chiu

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

MS, Library and Information Science, St. John's University

BA, East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University


Gin Guo

Director, Collections & Resource Management

MLIS, 2004, McGill University

MSIS, 2017, Kennesaw State University

Anastasia is the Cataloging & Metadata librarian. She can help you with finding sources for research and class assignments, or refer you to another librarian expert. She can also teach class sessions on evaluating information sources, ethically using information sources (including copyright and citation issues), database demos, and more.


Violeta Ilik

Head, Cataloging & Metadata Services

MLIS, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

MA, Management, Doane College, Crete, NE

BS, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


Mona Ramonetti

Science Librarian

MLIS, 2012, Queens College, City University of New York

Violeta Ilik is the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services at the Stony Brook University Libraries. As the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services Violeta provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. As a faculty librarian, Violeta takes an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties.


Laurel Scheinfeld

Sr. Assistant Librarian

Master of Library Science, 2011, Long Island University, CW Post

BSc, 1991, Dietetics, University of Maryland, College Park

Laurel came to Stony Brook libraries in October 2017. Previously, she worked at Touro College School of Health Sciences. She is the Liaison to the School of Social Welfare and the Long Island Veteran's Home and a member of the Communication and Outreach Working Group for the University Libraries. She can help you with your research & reference questions, or refer you to other experts.


Dana Haugh | Jessica Koos | Chris Kretz | Heath Martin | Claudia McGivney | Victoria Pilato | Gregg A. Stevens | Matthew L. Still



Dana Haugh

Senior Assistant Librarian

MLIS, 2014, Queens College

BA, English Literature, Stony Brook University


Jessica Koos

Health Sciences Librarian

MLS, Queens College, City University of New York

BA, Psychology, Stony Brook University

Dana is the Web Services Librarian and the liaison to the English & Global Literature departments. Dana leads the design and development of the library's evolving web presence. She focuses on developing easy-to-use, intuitive web and mobile interfaces to ensure positive user experiences and enhanced resource accessibility. Her research interests focus on emerging library technologies and how they can be used to further innovation and information delivery.

Jessica is a Health Sciences Librarian with subject expertise in a variety of disciplines. She is the library liaison to the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing at Stony Brook. Her research interests include information-seeking behavior, health sciences education, open access and data management.


Chris Kretz

Head of Stony Brook Southampton Library

MALS, Stony Brook University

MLS, Queens College, City University of New York

BA, English Literature, Dickinson College


Heath Martin

Associate Librarian

MLIS, 2003, Queens College

Chris is the Head of the Southampton Library and the liaison to the MFA Department. He can help you with all your research & reference questions, or refer you to other experts.


Claudia McGivney

Senior Assistant Librarian

MLIS, 2009, C.W. Post, Long Island University

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Hofstra University


Victoria Pilato

Senior Assistant Librarian

MLIS, 2013, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU Post

Claudia McGivney is the Head of Academic Engagement at the Stony Brook University Libraries. Her research interests include reflective practice, first-year experience, library user engagement, information literacy, perception of librarians, and the use of anime, manga, and graphic novels in higher education.

Victoria is the Digital Projects Librarian, and the liaison to the Department of Philosophy. Victoria leads the upcoming Digital Services Program at Stony Brook University. The program will allow faculty and staff to submit digital project proposals to our digital lab team. Some details of this service include: plan a digital project; use digital assets in your research, classroom, and projects; determine and discuss copyright issues; access and promotion of digital assets.


Gregg A. Stevens

Health Sciences Librarian

MSLS, University of Kentucky

MST, Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

BS, Biology, Tulane University


Matthew L. Still

Senior Assistant Librarian, Head of Southampton Library

MLIS, 2013, Queens College

Gregg is a Health Sciences Librarian. He is a liaison to the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, the Public Health program, and the Long Island Veterans Home. His research interests include healthcare education, the measurement of scholarly communication impact, and the use of medical and drug information to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities.