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Cunetto, Stephen

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: (662) 325-8542


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Direct responsibilities for overseeing and managing the Systems, Web Services, Digital Media Center, Access Services and the Digital and Presevations Departments within the Library. He is also responsible for Library Technology and is a member of the Library Administrative Council. He also serves as the head of the Golden Triangle Regional Library Consortium and the Mississippi Academic Library Consortium.

Cunetto is currently serving as the Vice President of the Mississippi Library Association.

  • Library Administrative Council
  • Library Technology Committee (Chair)
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Digital Priorities Committee
  • Charles Templeton Ragtime Festival Committee (Chair)
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee (MSU)
  • EBSCO Academic Advisory Committee
  • MAGNOLIA Steering Committee


Stephen Cunetto, Associate Dean, University Libraries, earned his B.S. in Communication at Mississippi State University and his Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. As the Associate Dean he provides strategic direction, oversight, and maintenance of the Libraries' technological infrastructure and technology services, ensuring tight integration of all digital and online services as well as assists in the overall management and strategic operation of the University Libraries. He manages and provide direction for Access Services, Digital Media Center, Systems, Web Services, Digital Preservation and Access Unit, and the Charles Templeton Music Museum. Other responsibilities include serving as the director of the Mississippi Library Partnership, a consortium of 53 academic, public and school libraries, managing the Mississippi Academic Library Consortium and serving as a member and the Technical Advisor for the MAGNOLIA project. In addition to serving on several Library committees he is also a member of the MSU Information Technology Oversight Committee and serves as chair of the MSU Performing Arts Committee. He has received numerous grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council and the U. S. Small Business Administration. Cunetto served as the President of the Mississippi Library Association (2012), Mississippi Theatre Association (2001-2002), Starkville Area Arts Council (2001), and Starkville Community Theatre (1999-2001). He has served as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Theatre Association from 2003-2016. In 1999 Cunetto was awarded the Mississippi Library Association's Peggy May Award and in 2016 the Mississippi Theatre Associate named its highest award in his honor.