Steven Shapiro Bio

Steven Shapiro, M.A., M.L.S.,Electronic Resources Librarian, Montclair State University

Steven Shapiro is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Harry A. Sprague Library. He administers all aspects of the Library's large array of electronic resources including databases, reference collections and streaming audio and video products. He handles contract negotiations with vendors and consortia and provides technical support to faculty and students experiencing database access issues. In addition, he arranges trials of new electronic resources for faculty to evaluate and review. He also manages the Library's website ( and the Library's new discovery service which simultaneously searches the online catalog and many of our indexes and full-text databases. He is past-president of ACRL/NJ (NJLA/College & University Section) and continues to be active professionally. He is a regular contributor to Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, published by Taylor and Francis, which is devoted to issues and practices of electronic resource management. He has presented at a number of different conferences including, NJLA, and VALE on the topic of marketing electronic resources.

Steve earned his B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Lafayette College, M.L.S. from University of Maryland, and M.A. in Social Sciences/History from Montclair State.