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Library Liaison Profiles

Dana Reijerkerk

Dana Reijerkerk

Dana Reijerkerk

Senior Assistant Librarian

Knowledge Management & Digital Assets Librarian

Liaison: Anthropology, Graduate School for ETD Submissions
W-2510-B Melville Library | 631.632.7187

ORCID: 0000-0002-4516-6923

My Research Guides

How Can Dana Help You?

Dana is the Knowledge Management and Digital Assets Librarian. Contact her for research assistance in digital asset management, digital preservation, user experience design, anthropology, archives, Indigenous histories and cultures. 


M.S. in Information, University of Michigan, 2019

B.A. in American Indian Studies, UNC at Pembroke, 2016


Data Analyst Professional Certificate, IBM, Expected 2023

User Experience for Libraries, Library Juice Academy, Expected 2023

Cultural Stewardship & Historic Preservation, Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums, 2018


Book Chapters

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Transliteracy in Archives: Engaging Students with Primary Sources.” In Prudence W. Dalrymple and Heather Todd (eds.), Libraries Empowering Society through Digital Literacy (IFLA/De Gruyter Publications Series, 2023). Chapter draft in review.

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Librarian Mentorship through Mutual Scholarship: An Approach to Foster Higher Morale and Strengthen Collegiality,” In Monica D.T. Rysavy, Russel S. Michalak, Trevor A. Dawes, and Jon Cawthorne (eds.), Toxic Cultures in Higher Education (ACRL Publication, 2022). Revisions in review.

Reijerkerk, D. & Nyitray, Kristen J., “Mind the (Training) Gap: A Case Study in Assessing Metadata Competencies by Transforming Records for a Multi-System Migration,” In Marlee D. Givens and Sofia Slutskaya (eds.), Transforming Technical Services through Training and Development (ALA Editions, 2022). 

Reijerkerk, D., “Open Access Mandates and Indigenous Materials: Ways to Ethically Collaborate,” In What’s emerging in the field? Essays from the MCN 2020 VIRTUAL Scholarship Program Recipients (Museum Computer Network, 2021), available at

Refereed Journal Articles

Reijerkerk, D. & Nyitray, K. J. “A Role by Any Other Name: A Content Analysis of Digital Asset Management on Library and Archives Job Boards,” Journal of Digital Media Management (2022). Accepted.

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D.  “From Pathfinder to Indigenized: An Assessment of LibGuides for Indigenous Studies by ARL Member Institutions,” College and Research Libraries (2022). Accepted, expected publication November 2022.

Reijerkerk, D. & Nyitray, K. J. "(Re)moving Indigenous Knowledge Boundaries: A Review of Library and Archives Collection Literature Since the Enactment of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)." Collection Management (2022). 

Nyitray, K. J., Reijerkerk, D., & Kretz, C. "'There Will Be an End, But We Don't Know When': Preserving Diverse COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences through Oral History." Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 18, no.2 (2022): 280-300.

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. "Searching for Paumanok: Methodology for a Study of Library of Congress Authorities and Classifications for Indigenous Long Island, New York." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 60, no.1 (2022): 19-44.

Data set:

Kretz, C., Payne, C., & Reijerkerk, D. "Study Room Time Machine: Creating a Virtual Library Escape Game During COVID-19." College & Undergraduate Libraries 29, no.2 (2021): 272-295.

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Digital Repository Legacies: A Case Study in Assessing Organizational Trustworthiness,” Journal of Library Administration 61, no.7 (2021): 793-812.

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Searching for Paumanok: A Study of Library of Congress Authorities and Classifications for Indigenous Long Island, New York.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 59, no.5 (2021): 409-441.

Reijerkerk, D. “UX Design in Online Catalogs: Practical Issues with Implementing Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels.” First Monday 25, no.8 (2020).



Refereed Conference Presentations

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Radical Acceptance in the Archive: Emotionality of Acquiring and Letting Go of Collections.” Archives and Emotions (virtual) conference, University of Malta, October 7, 2022. 

Nyitray, K. J., Reijerkerk D., & Sapon-White, R. “Without Warrant: Strategies for Remedying LOC’s Exclusion of Indigenous Communities in New York and Oregon,” ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference, “What Now? Reflection, Reckoning, and Recovery,” New Haven, CT, June 23, 2022. 

Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Digital Repository Legacies: A Case Study in Assessing Organizational Trustworthiness,” Northeast Institutional Repository Day 2021 (Virtual), December 2, 2021.

Reed, C. & Reijerkerk, D. “Building a Culture of Empathy During a Pandemic,” SUNYLA Annual Conference 2021 (Virtual), June 17, 2021. 

Reijerkerk, D. & Nyitray, K.  J. “The Art of Metadata Management: Navigating an IR Migration Remotely Across Departmental Boundaries,” 2021 Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference, University of Southern Mississippi, April 29-30, 2021.

Invited Lectures

Reijerkerk, D. "Indigenous Open Access Issues," INFO 679 Museums and Digital Culture: Theory and Practice (3 credits), Pratt Institute School of Information, Sara DeYoung (instructor), October 20, 2021.

Reijerkerk, D. “Indigenous Religious Traditions: Four Common Religious Practices”, Human Development Spring 102 Seminar (1 credit) course. Taught by Reverend Brenda Ford, Stony Brook, NY, March 29, 2021.

Reijerkerk, D. “Indigenous religious traditions: Holistic practices, plants, roots, and Indigenous traditions”, Human Development Undergraduate College Seminar: Varieties of Religion (1 credit), Reverend Brenda Ford (instructor), Stony Brook, NY, March 9, 2020.



Stony Brook University Library Committees

  • Member (elected), Stony Brook University Libraries Faculty Executive Committee, 2020 - 2024

Stony Brook University Library Working Groups

  • Member (appointed), DSpace Repository Ad Hoc Working Group, 2020 - Present
  • Member (appointed, Virtual Presence Steering Group, 2020-Present
    • Member, A-Z Database List/LibGuide Improvement Ad Hoc, 2020-2021 

Stony Brook University Service

  • Departmental Senator (elected), University Senate and College of Arts and Sciences Senate, 2021-2024
  • Mentor (volunteer), Asian American and Pacific Islander Mentorship Program, 2021-2022

Professional Service

  • Member, Digital Library Federation (DLF) Assessment Interest Group (AIG) Metadata Assessment Working Group Blog/Social Media subgroup, 2022-2023
  • Co-Chair, Code4Lib Virtual Conference Keynote Committee, 2021
  • Member, Digital Library Federation (DLF) Born Digital Access Working Group (BDAWG) Remote Site Visits and Transfers Group, 2020-2021
  • Permanent reviewer, International Journal of Librarianship, 2019 - Present