SUNY Empire State University Librarians

Sara Hull

Librarian and Coordinator for Collaborative Projects, Reference, and Outreach

A little about myself: I began working at Empire State University in May 2007, and am now responsible for managing all aspects of our library's reference services, including our local Ask a Librarian service and our global Ask Us 24/7 partnership. With the goal of introducing students to the variety of library services and resources available to them to advance their education, I coordinate librarian participation at orientations, residencies, and other university events as well as our social media presence. Additionally, I work in collaboration with other student-facing departments across the university to develop and implement university-wide initiatives benefiting our students. In my life outside of work, I am a writer, a voice-over artist, a singer and musician, and a lover of nature, including camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening, and all manner of critters. Previously, I have worked at the Corinth Free Library, Siena College's Standish Library, and Bay Path University's Hatch Library.

Liaison responsibilities: 1Stop Student Services; Academic Support; AskUs 24/7; Center for Mentoring, Learning & Academic Innovation; Opportunity Programs; Veteran & Military Education; and Student Success

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

Librarian and Coordinator for Library Instruction and Information Literacy

A little about myself: I have worked at Empire State University since May 2003. I coordinate library instruction and information literacy services, among other things. I have experience working in large and small academic libraries and a large, urban public library. I truly love helping people develop the skill they need to find and use information when they need it, so never hesitate to send us your questions!

Liaison responsibilities: Human Services; Nursing & Allied Health; Psychology & Human Development; Graduate Studies

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

Sarah Morehouse

Librarian and Coordinator for Instructional Support

A little about myself: I got my Masters in Library Science from the University at Albany in 2005 and started work at SUNY Empire's library in 2006. The reason I became a librarian is my research superpower, and if you ask me a reference question, I will use it to help you with your question, and also help you discover your own superpower. In addition to librarianship, I specialize in history and educational studies, and have incomplete master’s degrees in both of them. I combine my interest in library science with my interest in educational studies by supporting course development and revision in collaboration with Empire Online. I am deeply interested in accessibility for people with all kinds disabilities including the “invisible” ones, the neurodiversity-friendly library, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as it pertains to library collections, services, and scholarship. Other responsibilities and interests include copyright, scholarly communications and Open Access, and Open Educational Resources. At home, I have 3 cats, a garden, an overgrown craft stash, camping equipment waiting for me, a preschooler, and an engineer.

Liaison responsibilities: Business, Management & Economics; Labor Studies; Science, Mathematics & Technology; Arts & Humanities; from Social & Behavioral Sciences, Educational Studies, Social Science & Policy, Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Studies.

Degrees: B.A. in history, minor in English composition, Siena College; M.L.S. SUNY Albany; incomplete M.S. in curriculum development and instructional technology, SUNY Albany.

Shannon Pritting

Director of Library Services, Open and Digital Learning Assets

A little about myself: I’ve held several roles in SUNY, including library director at SUNY Poly, faculty librarian at SUNY Oswego, librarian at Cayuga Community College, and director of SUNY library services and the Office of Library and Information Services at SUNY System. I also led several departments at Syracuse University libraries. I’ve led large-scale library initiatives across many institutions, such as adoption of a shared library services platform for all 60 institutions and creation and adoption of IDS Logic by 125 IDS Project members. I’m a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a lifelong learner, and enjoy connecting with faculty, staff, and students to help them be successful in teaching and learning.

Degrees: B.A. in literature, writing, and politics, SUNY Potsdam; M.A. in literature, SUNY Oswego; M.S.L.I.S., Syracuse University; M.S. in information design and technology, SUNY Poly; graduate certificate in project management, SUNY Empire State College. (ORCID:

Heather Shalhoub

Librarian and Coordinator for Web Services, User Experience, and Systems

A little about myself: I was a librarian at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Schenectady County Community College, and the University at Albany before I came to Empire State University in 2008. I have my M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany with a concentration in libraries, including a focus on humanities and web design. Most recently, I am working on completing a certification in User Experience for Libraries. My other work experience includes experience working in a public library children's room, running community art programs for children and senior citizens, teaching painting for beginners, and teaching workshops on creativity and personal growth. I paint and do mixed media and digital art in my spare time. I enjoy helping people learn and become lifelong learners, helping them find the information they need and leaving them with more confidence in their own research skills and abilities. If you need help with research, I am always happy to help. 

Liaison responsibilities: Information Technology Services; SUNY Library Systems (SLS)

Degrees: B.A. in art, SUNY Albany; M.S.I.S., SUNY Albany; incomplete M.A. in creative arts therapy, Hofstra University.

Faculty and staff members wishing to request librarian presence at a university function, please submit this Library Outreach Form.