SUNY Empire State College Librarians

Sara Hull, information resources coordinator

A little about myself: I began working at Empire State College in May 2007. Prior to joining the librarians here, I was the reference and instruction services librarian at Bay Path College in Massachusetts, and had previously worked at Siena College’s library and at the Corinth Free Library. I have experience in a variety of fields, from professional theatre and voice-overs to teaching and writing, but I love that being a librarian affords me the opportunity to continue embracing and discovering knowledge in all of my areas of interest. I enjoy knowing that anything I don’t know now (and that’s a lot), I can always learn. I hope to share my enthusiasm for learning with others, so if there is a subject you would like help in exploring, please just ask!

Area of study responsibilities: cultural studies; interdisciplinary programs; social theory, social science

Degrees: B.A. in English, minor in education and theatre certificate, Siena College; M.S. in information science, M.A. in English and M.A. in women’s studies, SUNY Albany

Dana Longley, assistant director for library instruction and information literacy

A little about myself: I have worked at Empire State College since May 2003. I coordinate library instruction and information literacy services, among other things. I have been an avid follower, user and experimenter of emerging technologies and social media for libraries for several years. I have experience working in both large and small academic libraries and a large, urban public library. I truly love helping people find the information they need when they need it so never hesitate to send us your questions!

Area of study responsibilities: community and human services; nursing

Degrees: B.A. in history, SUNY Geneseo; M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh

Sarah Morehouse, information resources coordinator

A little about myself: I've worked in the online library since October 2006. Before that, I was a student in the Information Science and Policy program at the University at Albany, and worked as a graduate assistant/intern at the University at Albany library and New York State Library. What fascinates me is what goes on when people take it upon themselves to acquire a new body of knowledge and put it to work for them. It can be an empowering, liberating experience. It's an important life skill that I want to help make accessible to everyone. I also love the way this kind of work exposes me to all sorts of knowledge I might never have had the opportunity to learn otherwise! Whether it’s the technical aspects or the larger research process, figuring out where to start or finding the exact resource you need to wrap it all up, I’d love to help.

Area of Study Responsibilities: educational studies; historical studies

Degrees: B.A. in history, minor in English composition, Siena College; M.L.S., SUNY Albany

Heather Shalhoub, information resources coordinator

A little about myself: I started with my work Empire State College’s online library in 2008 by assisting with reference-desk coverage while working as an instructional technologist with the help desk. I became a full-time member of the library in March 2011. I have my M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany with a concentration in libraries, including a focus on humanities reference. My background includes a B.A. in art from the University at Albany and experience running community art programs for children and senior citizens. I also have completed graduate work in art therapy at Hofstra University. My academic interests include art and art history and psychology and human development.

Area of study responsibilities: arts; human development

Degrees: B.A. in art, SUNY Albany; M.S.I.S., SUNY Albany