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Library Liaison Profiles

Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Stony Brook Southampton Library

Liaison: MFA Creative WritingMFA FilmMFA Theatre
113 D Southampton Library | 631.632.5171  

How can Chris help you?

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.


  • BA, English Literature, Dickinson College
  • MLS, Queens College
  • MALS, Stony Brook University


  • Head of the Southampton Library, Stony Brook University, 2016 to date
  • Digital Resources Librarian, Dowling College, 2003 to 2016

Selected Publications, Presentations & Service


Holliday, D., & Kretz, C. (2010). Oakdale. Portsmouth, NH: Arcadia Publishing.

Book Chapter
Kretz, C. (2007). Podcasting in libraries. In Nancy Courtney (Ed.), Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User. Columbus, OH: Libraries Unlimited.

Kretz, C. (2017). What can libraries learn from the future of public media?  Urban Library Journal, 23 (2), 1-10.

Pope Robbins, L., Esposito, L., Kretz, C., & Aloi, M. (2007). What a user wants: Redesigning a library’s web site based on a card-sort analysis. Journal of Web Librarianship, 1(4), 3–27.

Aloi, M., Esposito, L., Gotsch, J., Holliday, D. & Kretz, C. (2007). Technology of displays: Using technical services skills to enhance library displays. Technical Services Quarterly, 24(4), 15–27.


Kretz, C. & Seger, B. (2016, October). Whose Library Is It, Anyway? Long Island School Library Systems 3rd Regional Institute. Hauppauge, NY.

Kretz, C. (2015, June 16). Confessions of a Library Podcaster. LILRC Annual Meeting, Farmingdale, NY.

Kretz, C. (2013, June 5). The South Shore Gold Coast. Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket, NY.

Kretz, C. (2012, May 12). The South Shore Gilded Age. Comsewogue Public Library, Comsewogue, NY.


Kretz, C. (producer, co-host). The Long Island History Project. (Fall 2014 – present).
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Kretz, C. (producer). In the Stacks. (July 2016 - present). Half Hollow Hills Community Library. Retrieved from