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, IBM, Expected 2023
User Experience for Libraries, Library Juice Academy, Expected 2023
Cultural Stewardship & Historic Preservation, Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums, 2018
2020-2021: Individual Professional Development Award, United University Professions
2020: Museum Computer Network Scholar
2021-2022: $10,000 University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies Seminar & Workshop Fund. For Decentering Japanese Art History project.
2021-2024: NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant
2020-2023: NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant
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).
Reijerkerk, D. & Nyitray, K.J. "More than Remotely Possible: Flexible Work Arrangements for Inclusive Recruitment and Retention of Academic Librarians." In Lisa Hopkins and Bridgit McCafferty (eds.), Innovative Library Workplaces: Transformative Human Resource Strategies (ACRL Publications, 2023).
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 Publications, 2023).
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 https://publications.mcn.edu/2020-scholars/.
Refereed Journal Articles
Reijerkerk, D. & Reed, C. "Archives, Decolonization, and the Politics of Tribal Sovereignty: An Examination of Accessibility Barriers to Indigenous Federal Recognition Research in the United States," The American Archivist 86, no.2 (Fall/Winter 2023). Accepted.
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 11, no.1 (2022).
Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “From Pathfinder to Indigenized: An Assessment of LibGuides for Indigenous Studies by ARL Member Institutions,” College & Research Libraries 83, no.6 (2022): 1014-1031. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.83.6.1014
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). https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01462679.2022.2033144
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/15501906221079052
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2021.1989640
Open access version: https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/library_articles/44/
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2021.1975341
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2021.1972729
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2021.1929627
Open access version: https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/library_articles/45/
Reijerkerk, D. “UX Design in Online Catalogs: Practical Issues with Implementing Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels.” First Monday 25, no.8 (2020). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v25i8.10406
Select Other Writing
Mastrovita, M., Reijerkerk, D., Fried, R., & Klose, A. “Metadata During COVID - Part II,” Digital Library Federation Blog, November 1, 2022. https://www.diglib.org/metadata-during-covid-part-ii/
DLF BDAWG Ad Hoc for Remote Site Visits and Transfers, "Remote Transfers and Site Visits for Born-Digital Collections: Reflections from the Field," Digital Library Federation Blog, October 21, 2021. https://www.diglib.org/remote-transfers-and-site-visits-for-born-digital-collections-reflections-from-the-field/
Nyitray, K.J. & Reijerkerk, D. "Using Native-Land.ca Data for Studying Indigenous Long Island, New York," Native-lands.ca Blog (Guest Post), September 27, 2021. https://native-land.ca/using-native-land-ca-data-for-studying-indigenous-long-island-new-york/
Reijerkerk, D. "Indigenous Open Access Issues in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums," INFO 679 Museums & Digital Culture: Theory and Practice (3 credits), Pratt Institute School of Information, Sara DeYoung (instructor), October 13, 2022.
Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Radical Acceptance in the Archive: Emotionality of Acquiring and Letting Go of Collections.” Archives and Emotions (virtual) conference, Archives and Emotions conference, Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences, Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences (MAKS) of the University of Malta and the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Aston University of Birmingham, October 7, 2022.
Nyitray, K. J. & Reijerkerk, D. “Librarian Mentorship through Mutual Scholarship: An Approach to Foster Higher Morale and Strengthen Collegiality.” ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee Fall 2022 Program, September 30, 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 Conference, December 2, 2021.
Reed, C. & Reijerkerk, D. “Building a Culture of Empathy During a Pandemic,” SUNYLA Annual Conference 2021 (Virtual), June 17, 2021.
Gilbert, S., Levatino, K., Reed, C., Reijerkerk, D., & Werginz, R. "Employment Series: New Librarian Panel," Invited panelist, Long Island Library Resources Council, May 6, 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.
Reijerkerk, D. & Kennedy, K. "Onboarding Challenges Post-Alma Migration at Stony Brook University Libraries," Virtual Refereed, Poster Presentation, State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference, 2020.
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.
Select Digital Exhibitions and Projects
2022: Library Faculty Executive Committee Documents Assessment. Co-led preservation planning of documents produced by Stony Brook University Libraries’ governance groups with the University Archivist.
2021: Billy Jim Layton sound recordings. Co-led born-digital file transfer; created preservation plan; created documentation for AV Digitization File Format specifications for LPs and Reel-to-Reels.
2021: On This Site UX Assessment. User experience design assessment of the most-trafficked web pages on Indigenous Long Island culture reclamation website. https://www.jeremynative.com/onthissite/
2020 - Present: Decentering Japanese Art History Project. Inter-institutional, community-led OER for teaching Ainu and Ryūkyūan visual material culture in Japanese art history classrooms. https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/djah
2020: Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences. SBU Libraries’ archival documentation project about the campus and regional experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 - 2021. Co-led project planning; created preservation plan and metadata taxonomies; digital asset management. https://exhibits.library.stonybrook.edu/s/documenting-covid-19-stony-brook-university-experiences/page/welcome
2018: Reclaiming Ohi:yo’ - Restoring the Altered Landscape of the Beautiful River. Online permanent exhibition for the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. Exhibit designed to be used on the museum’s website. http://scalar.usc.edu/works/ohiyo/index
Select Service: 2019 - Present
Mentor and internship supervisor (6 students)
Stony Brook University Service
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