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Library Liaison Profiles

Darren Chase

Darren Chase

Associate Librarian/ Head of Scholarly Communication

Liaison: DanceTheatre, and Sustainability Studies
NS2-A Melville Library | 631.632.9830

How can Darren help you?

Darren is the Scholarly Communication Librarian, and the liaison to the Department of Theatre Arts; the Center for Dance, Movement & Somatic Learning; and the Sustainability Studies Programs.  He can help you with all your research & reference questions, or refer you to other experts.

Darren is the head of Scholarly Communication, and provides instruction, support and information on a range of topics, including: author metricsresearch data, open access, getting published.



  • BA, English Literature, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MLIS, University at Buffalo
  • AGC, Web Design & Development, University of Denver


  • Head of Center for Scholarly Communication, Stony Brook University, 2015 to date
  • Library Webmaster, Stony Brook University, 2010 to 2015
  • Head of Stony Brook Southampton Library, Stony Brook University, 2008 to 2010
  • Informatics Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, 2006 to 2008

Selected Publications, Presentations & Service

Book Chapter
Chase, D., Huang, M. B., Nan, Q. (2008). Conceptualizing and building an information commons at the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library.  In Hu, Y., Xiong, L., & Huang, M. B. (eds.) The Development of Subject Librarianship and Personal Librarianship (pp. 31-41). Beijing, China: Capital Normal University Press.

Chase, D., Trapasso, E., & Tolliver, R. (2016). The Perfect Storm: Examining User Experience and Conducting a Usability Test to Investigate a Disruptive Academic Library Web Site Redevelopment. Journal of Web Librarianship, 1-17. doi:10.1080/19322909.2015.1124740

Chase, D. (2008). Using online social networks, podcasting, and a blog to enhance access to Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library resources and services. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 5(2), 123-132. doi:10.1080/15424060802064287


Chase, D., Bromet, E., Costello, L., Marshik, C., & Schoonen, M. (2015, October). Research, Public Access and Open Access. Panel discussion presented at the Open Access Symposium & Prelec Lecture, Stony Brook, NY.

Chase, D. (2016, April). Eyes without a face: research, annotation and sharing in a multimodal literacy frame. Presented at FORCE 2016, Portland, OR.

Davidson, C., Lucenko, K., & Chase, D. (2016, May). A wolf in sheep's clothing: introducing WOLFIE (Writer's Online Learning Forum and Information Literacy Environment).  Presented at Computers in Writing 2016, Rochester, NY.


Chase, D. (2003-2004). "Your Blood Here," "Our Blood Drive," "Desire's Secret Mission." 3rd Bed, 9.

Chase, D. (2000). "Canday Bilong." The Texas Review, 24.

Chase, D. (1998). "Touching Morons." New Orleans Review, 24 (3-4).

Journal Review Board (member)
2010 to 2013:  Journal of Sustainability Education. Frolich. Larry (Ed.).

SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence
Library Support Team member, 2013 to the Present.

Stony Brook University Working Group
Provost’s Online Education Advisory Group, library representative, 2014 to the Present.


July 2014: Stony Brook Online Learning Development Initiative Grant for "Writers Online Learning Forum and Information Literacy Environment (WOLFIE)" (with Cynthia Davidson and Kristina Lucenko, $20,000).