Committee on Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity at the University Libraries

Our Mission

Attendees at the Africana Studies 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Attendees at the Africana Studies 50th Anniversary Commemoration (November 2018)

Respect for diversity is a fundamental value of Stony Brook University and the University Libraries, and is identified among the core values of our strategic growth. Working in parallel with the Office of the SBU’s Chief Diversity Officer the University Libraries Committee on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity will strive to:

  • build, preserve, and provide access to rich and diverse collections
  • recommend policies and projects that embed diversity and inclusion into the Libraries’ services and work environments
  • envision events that build cultural awareness and provide the tools needed to strengthen work relationships and build a supportive SBU community
  • increase awareness and sensitivity among library staff
  • develop responsive library spaces for diverse user communities

Timothy Long speaking
Music professor Timothy Long discusses Missing, the opera he conducted about missing indigenous women in Canada and the US (February 2018)

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee 2020-2021

Students and faculty standing behind table
Committee members and students at the Women of Color in Medicine Panel (March 2019)
  • Chair: Claire Payne, Web Services and Data Librarian
  • Christine Fena, Undergraduate Success Librarian
  • Stacey Horath, Executive Assistant to the Interim Dean of University Libraries
  • Chris Kretz, Head of Academic Engagement
  • Jay Levenson, Library Clerk II, Access and User Services
  • Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication
  • Caterina Reed, Instructional Support Associate
  • Victor Santiago, Library Supervisor
  • Laurel Scheinfeld, Health Sciences Librarian

Past Committees


  • Chair: Stacey Horath
  • Vice-Chair: Claire Payne
  • Chris Kretz
  • Jay Levenson
  • Nicki Loder
  • Mona Ramonetti
  • Laurel Scheinfeld


  • Chair: Mona Ramonetti
  • Steven Berbig
  • Anastasia Chiu
  • Stacey Horath
  • Jessica Koos
  • Chris Kretz
  • Jay Levenson
  • Raquel Lynn
  • Suzanne Natsch
  • Victoria Pilato


Speakers at the UNITI forum
Speakers at the Black History Month UNITI Forum (February 2019)
Reception at the panel discussion of “Chinese Food, Identity, and Diasporic Memory” (September 2018)
A full house for a reading and discussion of Dr. Msia Kibona Clark’s Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers (February 2019)