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Claudia McGivney

Claudia McGivney

Senior Assistant Librarian/ Head, Academic Engagement

Liaison: School of Professional Development,
Education, and Scholar Athlete Program
N-1003 Melville Library | 631.632.1231

How can Claudia help you?

Claudia McGivney is the Head of Academic Engagement at the Stony Brook University Libraries.  

Her research interests include reflective practice, first-year experience, library user engagement, information literacy, perception of librarians, and the use of anime, manga, and graphic novels in higher education.



M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Hofstra University

M.S. Library and Information Science, C.W. Post, Long Island University

B.A. Arts, English and History, SUNY at Stony Book


Reference Librarian, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, 2009 - present

First Year Experience Coordinator Dowling College, 2015 - 2016

Reference Librarian, Associate Professor, Dowling College, 2010 - 2016


Selected Publications, Presentations & Service:


Catalano, A., Paretta L., McGivney, C., & King, T. (2014, October). Library study behaviors in the age of ubiquitous mobile devices: An observational study in four academic libraries. The Reference Librarian, 55 (4), 328-342.

McGivney, C. (2014, July). NASA App. The Charleston Advisor, 16 (1), 26-29.

McGivney, C. (2013, July). Citelighter. The Charleston Advisor, 15 (1), 21-25.

McGivney, C. (2013, April). Taking notes: Notability & PaperPort Notes. The Charleston Advisor, 14 (4), 26-32.

McGivney, C. (2013, January). Doceri. The Charleston Advisor, 14 (3), 8-12.

McGivney, C. (2013, January). Splashtop Whiteboard. The Charleston Advisor, 14 (3), 50-53.


Invited Lectures, Presentations & Panels 

McGivney, C. (2017, February 15). Making FYE Meaningful: Integrating Peer Mentoring and Reflective Practices. Presentation given at 36th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience in Atlanta, GA.

Buono, M., Gangone, S., & McGivney, C. (2015, August 15). New adults: Connecting with local fans between cons. Panel conducted at LI-Con, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Buono, M., Gangone, S., & McGivney, C. (2015, August 15). The lost teen generation: How to get the most out of your library as a teen and new adult. Panel conducted at LI-Con, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Gangone, S., & McGivney, C. (2015, August 15). Comic book pendants. Workshop presented at LI-Con, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Gangone, S., & McGivney, C. (2015, August 15). I am Groot. Workshop presented at LI-Con, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Kiladitis, R., Korsavidis, N., Lauer, E., McGivney, C., Wood, S. (2015, April 16). The image of librarians and the librarian’s image. Panel conducted at LIPopCon, Oakdale, NY.

Buono, M., Firer, J., McGivney, C., Pope Robbins, L. & Romano, G. (2015, April 16). Accessing anime and managing manga in libraries and classrooms. Panel conducted at LIPopCon, Oakdale, NY.

McGivney, C. (2014, March 28). Mobile Government: Top Must-Have Gov Apps. Presenter at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, Bethpage, NY.

Kociolek, M., McGivney, C., Pope Robbins, L., & Weisenstien, E. (2013, October 10). Women in comics.  Panel conducted at New York Comic Con, New York, NY.

McGivney, C. (2013, April 5). Remote control classrooms: Using apps to annotate and create content in an academic environment. Digital poster session presented at “Digital Humanities and the Transformation of Scholarship,” a SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Conference, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY.

Dolan, D., Frangella, S., David, J., Loeffler, G., & McGivney, C. (2011, April 8). Connecting curriculum to career: Crossing the bridge from library school to the real world. Panel conducted at Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY.


Teaching Experience 

FYE 1031A: Hero's Quest in Literature, Dowling College: 2015 - 2016 

LIB 1101: Introduction to Academic Research, Dowling College: 2010 - 2016

LIB 001: Introduction to Technology and Information Literacy, Hofstra University: 2009-2014