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Jessica Koos

Jessica Koos

Health Sciences Librarian

Liaison: School of Medicine, Program in
Public Health
Biomedical Informatics
Health Sciences Tower, Level 3,
Rm 136 | 631.444.6251

How can Jessica help you?

Jessica is a Health Sciences Librarian with subject expertise in a variety of disciplines.  She is the library liaison to the School of Medicine, the Program in Public Health and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook.  Her research interests include information-seeking behavior, health sciences education, consumer health, open access and research data management. 


  • Master of Science, Education, Wilkes University
  • Master of Library Science, Queens College, City University of New York
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Stony Brook University


  • Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library, 2017-present
  • Pharmacy and Nursing Librarian, Wilkes University, 2014-2017
  • Ellen Brenner Memorial Fellowship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2014
  • Special Projects Intern, Touro College School of Health Sciences, 2013


Read, K., Koos, J., Miller, R.S., Miller, C.F., Phillips, G.A., Scheinfeld, L., & Surkis, A.   (2019). A model for initiating research data management services at academic libraries. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 107(3), 432-441.

Koos, J.A. (2019). Evidence Summary: Green deposit rates in LIS Taylor & Francis Journals: Are librarians practicing what they preach? Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice, 14(2), 137-139.

Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J., Stevens, G.A. & Filosa, S. (2019). A partnership between academic and public librarians: What the Health workshop series. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 107(2), 232-237. https://doi

Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J., Stevens, G.A. & Scheinfeld, L. (2019). Health science libraries and open data: New roles in improving health. In Darren Chase & Dana Haugh (Eds.) Open praxis, open access: Digital scholarship in action. American Library Association. In press.

Koos, J.A. (2018). Evidence Summary: The potential of a cost-per-use analysis to assess the value of library open-access funds. Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice, 13(4), 99-101.

Koos, J.A. & Bassett, A. (2018). Genetics home reference. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 37(3), 292-299.

Koos, J.A. (2018). The Data Librarian’s Handbook. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 37(2), 217-218.

Koos, J.A. (2017). Essential Evidence Plus. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 105(3), 302–304.


  • Principal Investigator, National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Health Information Awareness Award, September 2017, Mid-Atlantic Region, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Travel Stipend, June 2015, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, National Harbor, Maryland


  • Koos, J.A. “A Partnership for Community Health: Health Sciences Librarians Mentoring MPH Students.” Stony Brook University Libraries Liaison Retreat, August 2, 2019, Stony Brook, NY.

  • Scheinfeld, L., Saragossi, J., Stevens, G. Koos, J.A., Huang, M. “The Big Book Migration: From Outdated to Updated.” State University of New York Library Association (SUNYLA), June 13, 2019, Onondaga, NY.

  • Hom, J., Lam, S., Koos, J.A., Kunkov, S. “A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy for Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis.” Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2019, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Koos, J.A., & Sargossi, J. “Behind the Neon Lights: Finding the Truth About Health Fads.” Long Island Library Conference, May 2019, Melville, NY.
  • Exner, N., Koos, J.A., Sheridan, S., Contaxis, N., Mentech, T. & Contaxis, N. “Reach Out to Elevate Your Research Data Management Services.” Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2019, Chicago, IL.
  • Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J. & Stevens, G. (2018, May). What the Health: Teaching Public Librarians to Adapt, Transform and Lead. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J. & Stevens, G. (2018, April). What the Health: Teaching Free NLM Resources to Public Librarians. METRO Spring 2018 Research Forum, Manhattan, New York.
  • Koos, J.A. & Scheinfeld, L. (2018, April). Stony Brook University: Data Management Pilot Project. Capstone Summit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Koos, J.A., Saragossi, J. & Stevens, G.  (2018, April). What the Health: Sharing Open Access Health Information on Long Island. Stony Brook University Libraries Colloquium Series, Stony Brook, New York.

Poster Presentations:

  • Koos, J.A. & Scheinfeld, L. (2018, May). The Background of Health Sciences Librarians. Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Koos, J.A. & Saragossi, J. (2017, October). Protection from Predators in PubMed (Poster). Open Access Symposium, Stony Brook, New York.
  • Koos, J.A. & Saragossi, J. (2017, June). Open Access Funding and Sustainability (Poster). SUNYLA Annual Conference, Stony Brook, New York.


  • Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), Senior Member

Professional Service:

  • Medical Library Association (MLA), Member, 2013-present; Scholarly Communications Committee, 2019-2020
  • Medical Library Association NY/NJ Chapter, Member, 2017-present; Executive Board Member, 2018-2020
  • Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP), Member, 2018-present
  • Medical & Scientific Libraries of Long Island, Vice President/President, 2017-2019
  • State University of New York (SUNYLA), Member, 2017-2019

Library Service:

  • Scholarly Communications Working Group
  • Digital Initiatives Working Group
  • Faculty Review Committee
  • Assessment Working Group