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Library Liaison Profiles

Jessica Koos

Jessica Koos

Health Sciences Librarian

Liaison: School of Medicine, Program in
Public Health
Biomedical Informatics
Health Sciences Tower, Level 3,
Rm 136 | 631.444.6251

How can Jessica help you?

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


  • Master of Science, Education, Wilkes University
  • Master of Library Science, Queens College, City University of New York
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Stony Brook University


  • Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library, 2017-present
  • Pharmacy and Nursing Librarian, Wilkes University, 2014-2017
  • Ellen Brenner Memorial Fellowship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2014
  • Special Projects Intern, Touro College School of Health Sciences, 2013


Koos, J.A. (2018). The Data Librarian’s Handbook. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 37(2), 217-218.

Koos, J.A. (2017). Essential Evidence Plus. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 105(3), 302–304.


  • Principal Investigator, National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Health Information Awareness Award, September 2017, Mid-Atlantic Region, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Travel Stipend, June 2015, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, National Harbor, Maryland


  • Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J. & Stevens, G. (2018, May). What the Health: Teaching Public Librarians to Adapt, Transform and Lead. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J. & Stevens, G. (2018, April). What the Health: Teaching Free NLM Resources to Public Librarians. METRO Spring 2018 Research Forum, Manhattan, New York.
  • Koos, J.A. & Scheinfeld, L. (2018, April). Stony Brook University: Data Management Pilot Project. Capstone Summit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J. & Stevens, G.  (2018, April). What the Health: Sharing Open Access Health Information on Long Island. Stony Brook University Libraries Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, New York.

Poster Presentations:

  • Koos, J.A. & Scheinfeld, L. (2018, May). The Background of Health Sciences Librarians. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Koos, J.A. & Saragossi, J. (2017, October). Protection from Predators in PubMed (Poster). Open Access Symposium, Stony Brook, New York.
  • Koos, J.A. & Saragossi, J. (2017, June). Open Access Funding and Sustainability (Poster). SUNYLA Annual Conference, Stony Brook, New York.


  • Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), Provisional Member, 2014-present

Professional Service:

  • Medical Library Association (MLA), Member, 2013-present
  • Medical Library Association NY/NJ Chapter, Member, 2017-present
  • Medical & Scientific Libraries of Long Island, Vice President/President, 2017-2019
  • State University of New York (SUNYLA), Member, 2017-present

Library Service:

  • Scholarly Communications Working Group
  • Digital Initiatives Working Group
  • Faculty Review Committee