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Victoria Pilato


Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian

Liaison: Philosophy and Religious Studies
W-2527 Melville Library | 631.632.9959

How can Victoria help you?

Victoria is the Digital Projects Librarian, and the liaison to the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies.  She can help you with all your research & reference questions, or refer you to other experts.

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. 


  • CopyrightX 12 week online course through HarvardX
  • MSLIS, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU Post
  • BFA, Printmaking, SUNY College at Buffalo


  • Digital Projects Librarian, Stony Brook University, 2016 to date
  • Assistant Digital & Metadata Librarian and Digital Projects Coordinator, Frick Art Reference Library, 2013 to 2016
  • Consultant (provenance research, metadata clean-up, and copyright help), Digital Initiatives Department, LIU Post, 2016

Selected Publications, Presentations & Service


Pilato, V. (2017, June). Building Multi-disciplinary Digital Collections at Stony Brook University. Presented at SUNYLA 2017, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Pilato, V. (2017, June). Travels of a Digital Projects Librarian to Nairobi, Kenya and the Leakey Papers. Presented at the "Globalized Librarianship" session at SUNYLA 2017, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Chase, D., Pilato, V., Haugh, D. (2016, December). Crowdfunding Research: An exploration. Presented at the Library Colloquium Series 2016, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Pilato, V. (March, 2016). Copyright metadata based on DPLA rights statements: developed for the Frick Art Reference Library DAMS. Presented during the "What we talk about when we talk about rights management" session at ARLIS/NA+VRA 3rd Joint Conference 2016, Seattle, WA.

Pilato, V. (January, 2016). Documenting Art Collections in Gilded Age New York: a digital project of the Frick Art Reference Library, highlighted using Google Open Gallery. Presented at METRO Annual Conference 2016, New York, NY.​

Stony Brook University Working Group

Digital Initiatives, 2016 - present

Scholarly Communications, 2017 - present

Committee Member

Secretary, Nassau County Library Association, Academic and Special Libraries Division (NCLA, ASLD), 2016 - present

Member, University Affairs Committee, SBU University Senate, 2017 - present


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