Chris Kretz

Associate Professor/ Reference Librarian
Office: RC 207E
Phone: 631.244.3396
Fax: 631.244.3374
Email: kretzc


M.A.L.S. Stony Brook University
M.L.S. Queens College
B.A. Dickinson College


Electronic Resources
Member, Faculty Personnel Committee
Education Liaison
Co-Chair, Middle States Steering Committee Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

Audio Projects

Omibus podcast (2005–2012)
This American Library presentation
Photo from LILRC’s Flickr account

Holliday, D., & Kretz, C. (2010). Oakdale. Portsmouth, NH: Arcadia Publishing.

Presentations & Papers

Kretz, C. (2012, May 12). The South Shore Gilded Age. Lecture presented at Comsewogue Public Library, Comsewogue, NY.

Kretz, C. (2011, November 17). The South Shore in the Gilded Age. Lecture presented at Patchogue Public Library, Patchogue, NY.

Holliday, D. C., & Kretz, C. (2011, April 14). South Shore History Lectures. Panel Discussion presented at the Long Island History Committee, Reference and Adult Services Division “History Programs Showcase,” Suffolk County Library System, Bellport NY.

Abell, M., PhD., Holliday, D., & Kretz, C. (2011, March 1). The Vanderbilts and the Gilded Age. Lecture presented at Dowling College Annual Theme Event, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D., & Kretz, C. (2011, January 24). Oakdale & Idle Hour in the Gilded Age. Lecture presented at East Islip Public Library, East Islip, NY.

Kretz, C. (2008, March 12). This American library. Presented as part of LILRC’s Podcast@Your Library workshop. Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY.

Pope Robbins, L., Esposito, L., Kretz, C., & Aloi, M. (2007). What a user wants: Redesigning a library’s web site based on a card-sort analysis. Journal of Web Librarianship, 1(4), 3–27.

Holliday, D., Gotsch, J., & Kretz, C. (2007, October 20). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion and Artist Colony. An historical tour researched and presented by the Dowling College Librarians for Members of the New York Victorian Society. Oakdale, NY.

Aloi, M., Esposito, L., Gotsch, J., Holliday, D. & Kretz, C. (2007). Technology of displays: Using technical services skills to enhance library displays. Technical Services Quarterly, 24(4), 15–27.

Kretz, C. (2007). Podcasting in libraries. In Nancy Courtney (Ed.), Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User. Columbus, OH: Libraries Unlimited.

Kretz, C. (2007, May 16). Creating podcasts for libraries. Presented at the 36th Annual Continuing Education Conference of the Nassau County Libraries Association’s Academic and Special Libraries Division , Woodbury, NY.

Pope Robbins, L., Esposito, L., Kretz, C., & Aloi, M. (2006, October 13). Library web page redesign: Finding out what your users want. Presented as a LILRC-sponsored program, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY.

Kretz, C. (2006, April 10).Learning to speak: Creating a library podcast with a unique voice. Presented as part of HigherEd BlogCon 2006. [Links to 5.75 MB MP3 file]

Terry, S. & Kretz, C. (2005, April 6). Pioneers of Oakdale: Digitizing history. Presented as part of the Dowling College Faculty Works in Progress Series.

Aloi, M., Esposito, L., Gotsch, J., Holliday, D. & Kretz, C. (2005, February 3). Displays on a dime: Quick, collaborative, and economical approaches to library outreach. A workshop sponsored by SCLA, Bellport, NY.

Kretz, C. (2004, November 5). Historic Oakdale: The design and display of a digital project. Presented at LILRC’s 13th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future.

Kretz, C. (2004, June 15). Digitization at Dowling. Presented at LILRC’s 2nd Symposium on Digitization, Farmingdale, NY.