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Library Liaison Profiles

Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Academic Engagement

Liaison: MFA Creative WritingMFA FilmMFA TheatreEducation
Central Reading Room, Melville Library | 631.632.1231  

How can Chris help you?

Chris is the Head of Academic Engagement and the liaison to the MFA Department as well as the School of Professional Development (SPD). 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 Academic Engagement, Stony Brook University, 2019 to present
  • Head of the Southampton Library, Stony Brook University, 2016 to 2019
  • 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., & Blydenburgh, W. (2018). No budget, no barriers: How academic branch libraries can make Twitter work. In J. Joe & E. Knight (Eds.), Social media for communication and instruction in academic libraries (pp.258-284). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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