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Kerry A. Falloon

Associate Professor/ Acquisitions Librarian

Professor Falloon is a native of Staten Island and currently heads the Acquisitions unit of the Library at the College of Staten. This unit is integral in maintaining and developing the libraries collections, both digital and print, in support of the needs of the academic community. Prior to coming to CSI, Professor Falloon served as Technical Services Administrator at Ocean County College Library in Toms River, NJ and as Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development at Saint Peter’s University Libraries in Jersey City, NJ. She has also interned at the College of Staten Island Library after graduating with an MLIS from Rutgers’s School of Communication and Information Science (SCIS). While at CSI, Professor Falloon worked on the Benevolent Society for Retarded Children Collection through the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, with a prior history working with developmentally disabled children on the Island. In addition to her MLIS, Professor Falloon has a master’s degree in Education with an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Seton Hall University. Her research interests and specialties include investigating patron driven acquisitions, emerging technologies in libraries, collection management and development in libraries, and making libraries user friendly for special populations. She is currently the library liaison to the Center for Student Accessibility at the College of Staten Island.


MLIS, Rutgers University

Ed.S, Seton Hall University

MA, Seton Hall University

BA, Wagner College

Scholarship and Publications

Falloon, K.A. (2020). Effectively Evaluating the Accessibility of Electronic Monographs Using VPATs and Other Resources at the College of Staten Island Library- CUNY, Serials Review, 46(2), 98-113, Retrieve from DOI: 10.1080/00987913.2020.1782629

Falloon, K.A. (2020). Developing Mindful Collection Decision Making: A Case Study in Analyzing Acquisition E-book Projects Using Financial Concepts, Technical Services Quarterly, 37(2), 101-119. Retrieve from  

Falloon, K.A. (Spring 2020). Marketing with Financial Valuation Data: Best Practices in a Library Marketing Libraries Journal, 4(1), 125-144. Retrieve from…

Falloon, K.A. & O’Reilly, F.M. (2020) Prioritizing Accessibility in the E-Resources Procurement Lifecycle: VPATs as a Practical Tool for E-Resource Acquisitions and Remediation Workflows at Academic Libraries, The Serials Librarian, 78 (1-4), 130-140. Retrieve from DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2020.1722020

Falloon, K.A. (2020). Evaluating PDA Using Financial Analysis for Streaming Videos: A Case Study at a US Academic Library, Collection and Curation, 39(2), 47-52. Online publication date: 28 August 2019. Retrieve from

Mulilken, A. & Falloon, K. (2018). Blind Academic Library Users’ Experience with Obtaining Full Text and Accessible Full Text of Books and Articles in the USA: A Qualitative Study, Library Hi Tech, 37(3), 456-479. Retrieve from

Wolverston, R.E., Davidson K., Shedd, J., Falloon, K., (July-Sept. 2017). E-Resource Round Up: A Multi-Modal Approach to Accessibility Compliance for E- Resources. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(3), 180-197.

Falloon, K.A. (2016). Keeping Up Accessibility Practices and How It Relates to Purchasing and Collection Development in Academic Libraries: A Case Study at the College of Staten Island Library. Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference. 

Falloon, K.A. (2016). Rolling with PDA and DDA: How Academic Libraries Can Use Patron-Driven and Demand-Driven Acquisition Techniques to Build Library Collections With Minimal Management and Budget. Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference.

Falloon, K. (2016). Accessibility and Inclusion Issues in Library Acquisitions: A Guideline to Marketing and Evaluating E-Resources. International Journal on Information, Diversity, and Inclusion 1(1). Retrieve from

Falloon, K. (2015). A Case Study in Practice: Providing Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities at the College of Staten Island Library, Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship), 40, 89-107. Retrieve from

Dzurak, E., Falloon, K. A., & Cope, J. (2015). Evaluating and Planning for Interdisciplinary Collection Development: A Case of an East Asian Collection at the College of Staten Island Library. Collection Building, 34(2), 51-58. Retrieve from     

Dzurak, E., Falloon, K., & Cope, J.  (2015, September 21). The Challenge of Evaluating and Developing an Interdisciplinary Collection, e.g. East Asian Studies at the  Public College. The Importance of Being Earnest: Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference, SC. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Kerry Falloon

Contact Information

Office: Building 1L Room 107C
Fax: 718.982.4002