Diane Holliday

Associate Professor/Reference Librarian
Office: RC 207D
Phone: 631.244.3397
Archives & Special Collections Phone: 631.244.5047
Fax: 631.244.3374
E-mail: hollidad

Education

Cert. Archives and Preservation, Queens College, City University of New York
M.B.A. General Management, Dowling College
M.L.S. Queens College, City University of New York
B.S. Atmospheric Science/Meterology, SUNY at Stony Book

Responsibilities

Archives
Faculty Administration Senate
Faculty Curriculum Committee
Long Island South Shore History (LISSH) Wiki Curator
School of Art & Sciences Liaison
Special Collections

Books

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

Papers

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

Gotsch, J., & Holliday, D. (2007). Designing a library environment that promotes learning. Contributed paper for the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 13th National Conference in Baltimore, MD (pp. 174–183). IL: Chicago.

Exhibits

Holliday, D., Curator (2013, March 14 to 2013, June 16). Idle Hour, William K. Vanderbilt’s Estate, Oakdale, NY: An Exhibit of Historic Photographs. Islip Art Museum - Historic Exhibits Room. East Islip, NY.

Presentations

Holliday, D. C. (2016, March 13). A Postcard Tour of Hotels and Inns of Long Island’s South Shore. Lecture presented to the Bayport Heritage Association at Bayport/Blue Point Library, Blue Point, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2016, March 7). The Long Island Environment and the Gilded Age. A faculty research presentation at Dowling College Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2015, October 12). Peace Haven: A Cult in Oakdale. A faculty research presentation at Dowling College Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2015, September 30). South Shore Estates of the Gilded Age. Lecture presented at Bay Shore / Brightwaters Public Library, Brightwaters, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2015, June 18). The Top 10 Things You Might Not Know about Fortunoff Hall. Lecture presented at the Dowling College Administrative & Educational Support Retreat, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2015, April 28). The Peace Haven Years 1938 - 1941: James B. Schafer and the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians. Lecture presented at Connetquot Public Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2015, April 22). Idle Hour - The William K. Vanderbilt Estate. Lecture presented at Sayville Public Library, Sayville, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, October 30). “La Recreation:” The Idle Hour Estate Bowling Alley and its Place in Gilded Age History. Lecture presented to the Oakdale Historical Society at 149 Connetquote Avenue, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, October 6). Idle Hour Artist Colony. Lecture presented at Connetquot Public Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, April 27). Archival Practice for Beginners. Lecture presented to Board Members of Friends of the Connetquot, Connetquot River State Park and Preserve, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, March 12). Treasures of the Dowling College Library Special Collections. A lecture to members of the Long Island Studies Council (LISC) at Dowling College Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, February 24). Idle Hour Artist Colony. A faculty research presentation at Dowling College Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2013, November 2). Archival Practice for Beginners. Lecture presented at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, East Northport, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2011, September 27). Idle Hour - The William K. Vanderbilt Estate. Lecture presented at Sayville Public Library, Sayville, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2011, August 11). A Postcard Tour of Hotels and Inns of Long Island’s South Shore. Lecture presented at Sayville Public Library, Sayville, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2011, July 18). The Environmental History of Long Island’s South Shore (During the Gilded Age). Lecture presented at Seatuck Environmental Association in conjunction with the Islip Public Library, Islip, 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.

Brink-Drescher, J., & Holliday, D. (2008, July 9). Leveraging History with Technology. Poster session presented at Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference 2008, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Presentation & Handout.

Brink-Drescher, J., & Holliday, D. (2008, June 10). Wiki @ your library: Now what can you do with it? Technology Workshop sponsored by Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC), presented at Farmingdale Public Library, Farmingdale, NY.

Holliday, D. (2008, April 13). Career Path Wishes. Keynote Address presented at the Induction Ceremony of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. PDF

Gotsch, J. & Holliday, D. (2007, October 5). Looking at your library space differently: The no-budget approach to library redesign. A workshop sponsored by the Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of the Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA). Dowling College. Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D., & Gotsch, J. (2007, March 31). Designing a Library Environment That Promotes Learning. A live webcast in PowerPoint format to the Virtual Conference Community of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 13th National Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Bibliography Survey Instrument Student Participation Form

Holliday, D., & Gotsch, J. (2007, March 30). Designing a Library Environment That Promotes Learning. A contributed paper and presentation to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 13th National Conference. Baltimore, MD. Bibliography Survey Instrument Student Participation Form

Gotsch, J., & Holliday, D. (2007, January 24). “Survey Results for Library Environmental Design Project.” A presentation to the Librarians at Dowling College.

Gotsch, J., & Holliday, D. (2006, February 15). “Net Gen Learners & Libraries: A summary of ACRL/NY Annual Symposium 12/2/05.” A presentation to the Librarians at Dowling College.

Gotsch, J., & Holliday, D. (2005, December 2). Designing a library environment that promotes learning and creativity: A review of the literature. Poster session presented at the ACRL/NY Symposium 2005: “Connecting with the Net Generation: Access and Environment,” New York, NY. Bibliography

Aloi, M., & Holliday, D. (2005, June 27). Using library displays as a marketing tool: In house, on the road, and online. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association, Chicago, IL.

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.

Holliday, D. (2000, December 7). Implementing a Virtual Collection in a Small Academic Library: A follow-up to a poster presented at ACRL-ENY. Presented at the LILRC sponsored program on E-book: E-phemeral or e-ternal? A program on e-books in the library, Farmingdale, NY.

Holliday, D. (2000, November 17). Analysis of patron policies in Suffolk County public and academic libraries. Presented at the SCLA sponsored program on Library rage: Dealing with difficult patrons, Farmingdale, NY.

Holliday, D., & Ryner, K. (2000, October 2). NylinK, netLibrary, and me. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Clinton, NY.

Davis, F., & Holliday, D. (2000, July 10). On the road with senior internet training. Poster session presented at the American Library Association Conference 2000, Chicago, IL.

Holliday, D. (1999, October 30). Building partnerships for the weeding process. Presented at the New York Library Association Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY.

Holliday, D. (1998, September 23). Weeding in an academic setting. Presented at the SCLA sponsored program on Learning to say goodbye: Weed and feed, Bellport, NY.

Online Publications

Society of Architectural Historians (Ed.). (2012). SAH Archipedia. (D. Holliday, Geospatial Metadata Contributor). Retrieved from http://sah-archipedia.org/

Holliday, D. C. & Nyitray, K. J. (2011, November). Long Island Burial Grounds [Google Map]. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from University Archives and Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries website: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vpsrc=6&ctz=300&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=204563739783789368216.0004b00b398bcafe54897&t=h&ll=40.86368,-73.070068&spn=1.246286,2.334595&z=8&source=embed

Holliday, D. C., & Nyitray, K. J. (2011, November 22). Long Island Cemetery and Gravestone Studies: Research Sources. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from University Archives and Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries website: http://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/longislandgravestone

Holliday, D. C. (2011). Interim finding aid to the Paul Townsend Collection [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/uploads/LibraryArchives/Guide to Townsend Collection.pdf

Holliday, D. C. (2011). Finding aid to the Historic Post Card Collection [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/uploads/LibraryArchives/postcard.pdf

Holliday, D. C. (2010). Finding aid to the Nelson R. Gidding script collection [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/uploads/LibraryArchives/NelsonRGiddingScriptCollection.pdf

Holliday, D. C. (2009). Map of Idle Hour Estate and Accessory Buildings [Google Map]. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/pmwiki.php/LISSHistory/GoogleMap

Holliday, D. C. (2009). Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://library.dowling.edu

Holliday, D. C. (2009). Materials in the Archives. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/pmwiki.php/LibraryArchives/LibraryArchives

Holliday, D. C. (2009). Materials in Special Collections. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/pmwiki.php/LibraryArchives/SpecialCollections

Holliday, D. C. (2008). Historic Houses [Blog]. Retrieved from http://historichouses.wordpress.com/

Holliday, D. C. (2007). Long Island South Shore History [Wiki]. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://lisshistory.dowling.edu

Holliday, D. C. (2007). Louis Comfort Tiffany [Guide to Web Resources]. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: https://delicious.com/dowlinglibrarian/Louis%20Comfort%20Tiffany

Holliday, D. C. (2007). Map of Long Island Estates and Cultural Institutions [Google Map]. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://www.dowling.edu/library/maps/liestates.html

Holliday, D. C. (2007). Map of Vanderbilt Estates in the Gilded Age [Google Map]. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: http://www.dowling.edu/library/maps/vanderbiltestates.html

Holliday, D. C. (2007). Photos of Historic Houses [Flickr Archive]. Retrieved from Diane Holliday credited as Bluelibris website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27580952@N02/sets/

Holliday, D. C. (2007). Vanderbilt Estates [Guide to Web Resources]. Retrieved from Archives and Special Collections, Dowling College Library website: https://delicious.com/dowlinglibrarian/Vanderbilts,Homes

Promotional Publications & Informational Resources

Holliday, D. (2015). Pepperidge Hall Collection at Dowling College [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/wikis/uploads/LibraryArchives/Pepperidge%20%Hall%20Brochure.pdf

Holliday, D. (2015). The Idle Hour Estate & Vanderbilt Collections at Dowling College [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/Idle%20Hour%20Estate%20Brochure.pdf

Holliday, D. (2015). The Idle Hour Artist Colony Collection at Dowling College [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/Idle%20Hour%20Artist%20Colony%20Brochure.pdf

Holliday, D. (2015). Peacehaven, James B. Schafer & The Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians Collection at Dowling College [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/Peace%20Haven%20Brochure.pdf

Holliday, D. (2015). The Vanderbilt Townhomes of NYC. [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/BobKingLecture.pdf

Holliday, D.C. (2013). The Vanderbilt’s Legacy - Success: The Idle Hour Mansion’s Inhabitants and Their Contributions to Society [Booklet]. Oakdale, NY: Dowling College Library.

Holliday, D.C. (2013). Idle Hour Mansion Poster Set [Posters]. Oakdale, NY: Dowling College Library. (Seven Posters: 1st Idle Hour Mansion; Study & Gold Room; Ballroom; Hunt Room; Entrance Hall; Smoking Room; Cloister & Conservatory)

Holliday, D. (2013). Idle Hour: William K. Vanderbilt’s Estate, Oakdale NY: An Exhibit of Historic Photographs [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/exhibitflyerrev.pdf

Holliday, D. (2013). The Idle Hour Estate & Vanderbilt Collections at Dowling College [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/TrifoldIdleHour2013.pdf

Holliday, D. (2012). The Idle Hour Artist Colony Collection at Dowling College [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/Trifoldartcology.pdf

Holliday, D. (2011). South Shore history: The Gilded Age Estates [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/ssh%20brochure.pdf

Holliday, D. (2009). Dowling College Book for Sale. [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/books%20for%20sale.pdf

Holliday, D. (2009). Spring Cleaning? Why not donate items to the Dowling College Library Archives? [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/Spring%20cleaning.pdf

Holliday, D. (2007). Dowling College Special Collections & Archives presents: Long Island South Shore History [Postcard]. Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/postcard%20lissh%20front.pdf

Holliday, D. (2007). Links to south shore history: The Gilded Age [Brochure]. (Retrieved from http://wwwx.dowling.edu/library/papers/Diane/ssh%20brochure.pdf

Holliday, D., & Esposito, E. (2006). P-12 Curriculum Materials Center [Brochure]. (Available from Dowling College Library, 150 Idle Hour Boulevard, Oakdale, NY 11769) Exhibit Curation

Video Tutorials

Holliday, D. C. [dowlinglibrarian]. (2014, April 24). The Gilded Age, the Vanderbilt’s and Idle Hour. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/io8ebntSHtc?list=UUXxvjKeOYZ169HAaXfBIEZA

Grant

Holliday, D. and Powers, P. (2010). Dowling College Library Preservation Assessment Project for Idle Hour Artist Colony Paintings. [Grant] National Endowment for the Humanities. (Available from Dowling College Library, 150 Idle Hour Boulevard, Oakdale, NY 11769) (Status Unfunded)

Honors, Awards & Recognitions

Holliday, D. C. (2009). Southampton Windmill [Photograph]. Stony Brook, NY: Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages. Finalist, selected for exhibition for “Eye on Long Island Photography Contest, 2011.”

Aloi, M. & Holliday, D. (2005, November). Dowling College Library: Displays showcase library strengths. In Ebsco, Customer success case studies.

In the News

Dowling College. (2015, October 16). Peace Haven: A Cult in Oakdale. Featured News. Retrieved from http://www.dowling.edu/peace-haven-cult-oakdale/

Diangelo, D. (2015, May 28). The Peace Haven Years 1938 - 1941. Suffolk County News, p. 13.

Collora, C. (2013, March 24). Vanderbilt “Idlehour” Mansion Exhibit at Islip Arts Museum [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVZXbJ968Q&feature=youtu.be

Musetti-Carlin, M. (2013, Spring). Around Town. Around Oakdale - The official newsletter of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, 4.

Finnegan, L. (2013, March 14). Glimpses of Idle Hour: New exhibit opens today in Brookwood Hall. Suffolk County News, p. 12.

Musetti-Carlin, M. (2012, September 20). A Walk on the Farm: Idle Hour Artist Colony tour highlights local history. Suffolk County News, p. 5.

Takats, C. (2011 September 30). A Peek into Long Island’s Wealthy Past - Idle Hour - The Vanderbilt Estate. Article archived at: http://www.sayville.com/news.asp?news=1375

Broderick, A. (2011 September 2). Touring 20th Century South Shore Hotels & Inns. Article archived at: http://sayville.patch.com/articles/touring-20th-century-south-shore-hotels-inns

Cummings, L. M. (2011 May 8). Dowling Tour. Blog archived at: http://liruins.com/estates/dowling-tour.html

Cacic, N. and Smoot, S. (2010 September 6). Explore LI’s Heritage at Dowling. Newsday, p B37.

Community Outreach: Mansion Tours for Large Groups

Holliday, D. C. (2015, June 23). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. Two historical tours for members of the Connetquot Public Library, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, June 7). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for members of the Rocky Point Historical Society, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, March 29). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for attendees of the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Symposium at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2014, March 12). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for members of the Long Island Studies Council (LISC), Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2013, August 27). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for members of the Asharoken Garden Club, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2013, July 13). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for members of the Dowling College Alumni Council, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2013, September 15). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. Several historical tours for members of the Oakdale Improvement Society, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2010, December 13). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for students from the Edward J. Bosti Elementary School, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2010, December 9). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for students from the Edward J. Bosti Elementary School, Oakdale, NY.

Holliday, D. C. (2010, January 28). Tour of Idle Hour Mansion. An historical tour for students from the Charles A. Mulligan Intermediate School, Oakdale, NY.

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