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Jennifer DeVito

Jennifer DeVito

Director, Access Services

Liaison: Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies,
Business and Management Studies​
S-3417 Melville Library | 631.632.7115

How can Jennifer help you?

Jennifer DeVito is the Director of Access & User Services, which includes circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, at the Stony Brook University Libraries.

Jennifer is also the liaison to the College of Business and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies department. 

Her professional and research interests include library leadership and management, resource sharing and access to information, instructional design, academic integrity and information literacy.


  • BA, New School for Social Research
  • MLIS, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • MS, Information Design and Technology, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Selected Publications, Presentations & Service


DeVito, J. A. (Accepted for publication). Review of Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting students facing trauma, abuse, and discrimination. The Library Quarterly.

DeVito, J. A. (2021, December). Review of Deconstructing service in libraries: intersections of identities and expectations. Public Services Quarterly, 17(4), p. 263-264.

DeVito, J. A. (2020, July). Review of Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision. The Charleston Advisor: Critical Reviews of Web Products for Information Professionals, 22(1), p. 60-63.

Posner, B., DeVito, J. A., Haldeman, K., & Massie, D. (2019). Reciprocal on-site access: Sharing information by sharing library space. Journal of Library Administration, 60(1), 80-87. doi:10.1080/01930826.2019.1685270

Akers, K. G., Higgins, M., DeVito, J. A., Stieglitz, S., Tolliver, R., & Tran, C. Y. (2018). Collaboration Between Health Sciences Librarians and Faculty as Reflected by Articles Published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Journal of the Medical Library Association. Retrieved from

Higgins, M., DeVito, J. A., Stieglitz, S., Tolliver, R., & Tran, C. Y. (2017). Better Together: An examination of collaborative publishing between librarians and STEM and health sciences faculty. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship.

McGivney, C., Kasten, K., Haugh, D., & DeVito, J. A. (2017) Fake News & Information Literacy: Designing information literacy to empower students. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity.

Kenefick, C., & DeVito, J. A. (2015). Five realities of hospital library mergers. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 15(3).

Kenefick, C. & DeVito, J. (2015). From treading water to smooth sailing: Mentoring for new academic librarians.College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22(1) March 2015 (in press).

Kenefick, C., & DeVito, J. (2013). Google expectations and interlibrary loan: Can we ever be fast enough?Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 23(3):157-163.

Digital Projects & Posters

DeVito, J.A. (2022, June 9). Somehow I manage. Presented at SUNY Librarians Association Annual Conference 2022, Farmingdale, NY.

DeVito, J. A. (2021, June). The Virtual Academic Library & Equitable Access to Information. American Library Association Annual Conference, Women & Gender Studies Section, virtual. 

DeVito, J.A. & McGivney, C. (2021, May). Finding the Balance: Navigating Challenging Workplace Environments. ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference 2021, virtual.

DeVito, J.A. & McGivney, C. (2020, March). Mitigating Misinformation: Open data’s impact on public health. Open Access Symposium 2020, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. 

DeVito, J.A. & McGivney, C. (2020, March). Visual Narratives: Informing public health through open data. Open Access Symposium 2020, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. 

DeVito, J. A. & McGivney, C. (2019, June). Balancing the books: Gender & negotiation.. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Women & Gender Studies Section, Washington, DC.


Fishner, C., Thomas-Whiteside, K., Rhodes, A., DeVito, J. A., Harms, D., Davies, A., & Dangler, J. (2021, June). Promotion & Tenure: The Rebooted Boot Camp. Presented at the SUNYLA Annual Conference, virtual.

DeVito, J. A. (2020, March). A Path to Getting Published. How to Publish in LIS: An Introduction to Scholarly and Professional Writing by Librarians, Presented at the Long Island Library Research Council.

DeVito, J. A., Ilik, V., & McGivney, C. (2019, November). Leadership strategies for librarians. Presented at the Louisiana Virtual Academic Library 2019 Conference.

McGivney, C., & DeVito J. A. (2019, May).Bridging the Gap: How institutional support affects librarian’s research capacity. Presented by Claudia McGivney at QQML 2019 10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

DeVito, J. & McGivney, C. (2018, June). Research support for academic librarians. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, EBSS Research Forum, New Orleans, LA.

DeVito, J. A. (2018, May). Managing Your Projects with Project Managing. Presented at Business Librarian Online Conference.

Akers, K., Higgins, M., DeVito, J., Stieglitz, S., Tolliver, R., & Tran, C. (2018, May). Librarian-Faculty Collaboration as Reflected by Articles Published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Atlanta, GA.

DeVito, J. A. (June 2017). Developing an online training program: The Integration of student employee training and assessment using Blackboard’s course management system. Presented at SUNYLA 2017 Annual Conference, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

DeVito, J. A. (July 2016). Access Services in a nutshell. Presented at the 2016 SBU Libraries Liaison Retreat, Stony Brook University Libraries, Southampton, NY.

Mapping the convergence of library/faculty research in the sciences, SUNYLA 2016, SUNY Binghamton, 10 June 2016

Game-based Learning: Using games to enhance information literacy skills, Research Forum, Stony Brook University Libraries, 7 May 2015

Academic Integrity: The Library’s role in student success, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Bellport, NY, October 2014

Peer Review

Reviewer, Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2020-present