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Dana Reijerkerk

Dana Reijerkerk

Dana Reijerkerk

Knowledge Management & Digital Assets Librarian

Liaison: Anthropology
W-2510-B Melville Library | 631.632.7187

ORCID: 0000-0002-4516-6923

How Can Dana Help You?

Dana is the Knowledge Management and Digital Assets Librarian and liaison to the Department of Anthropology. Contact her for research assistance in anthropology, Indigenous histories, archives, Indigenous information privacy and ethics, user experience design, and digital preservation. 


  • MSI, University of Michigan
  • BA in American Indian Studies, UNC at Pembroke


Book Chapters

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

Journal Articles

Kretz, C., Payne, C., & Reijerkerk, D. (2021). “Study Room Time Machine: Creating a Virtual Library Escape Game During COVID-19,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 29 (2),

Nyitray, Kristen J. & Reijerkerk, D. (2021) “Digital Repository Legacies: A Case Study in Assessing Organizational Trustworthiness,” Journal of Library Administration 61 (7),

Nyitray, Kristen J. & Reijerkerk, D. (2021). “Searching for Paumanok: A Study of Library of Congress Authorities and Classifications for Indigenous Long Island, New York,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 59 (5), 409-441,

Reijerkerk, D. (2020). “UX Design in Online Catalogs: Practical Issues with Implementing Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels,” First Monday 25 (8),


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. 

Nyitray, K. J., Kretz, C., & Reijerkerk, D. “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences,” 2021 New York Archives Conference (Virtual). June 11, 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. & Nyitray, K. J.  “Research Methods and Sources for Indigenous Studies,” Presented for Native American Heritage Month, November 4, 2021. 

“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.

“Locating reliable sources for Indigenous research papers and projects.” Presented for Native American Heritage Month. Sponsored by the Stony Brook University Libraries Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Online. November 19, 2020. 


  • 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