Katy Kelly

Contact Information

  • Email: Katy Kelly
  • Phone: 937-229-4274
  • Location: Roesch Library 105D

Katy Kelly

Communications & Outreach - Reference & Instruction Librarian

  • Full-Time Faculty


Katy promotes library services and resources by planning, developing, and assessing programs, activities, and publications for the university community. She manages Roesch Library's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts and chairs the Libraries Marketing and Outreach Team. She also provides reference support and participates in library instruction. Katy is the liaison to the Department of Communication.


B.S.C., Ohio University (2008)
M.S.L.I.S., Syracuse University (2010)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
  • Member, Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Member, American Library Association (ALA)
  • Member, Beta Phi Mu, International Library & Information Studies Honors Society
  • Editor, Public Services Quarterly marketing column

Research Interests

  • Marketing in libraries
  • Library outreach programming

Selected Publications

Kelly, K., Hoelscher, C., and Gauder, H. (2014). Results for résumés: Managing undergraduate library interns. Library Leadership & Management, 28(4). 

Kelly, K. (2013). Catholic academic libraries and print promotional materials. Catholic Library World, 84(2), 94-100.

Tekulve, N., Kelly, K. (2013). Worth 1,000 words: Using Instagram to engage library users. In Baudino, F. (Ed.), Brick and click libraries: Academic library symposium (1-8). Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State University.

Kelly, K., Glazer, G. (2013). Get @ us! Using social media to market libraries, provide customer services, and revitalize outreach efforts. In R. Peacock & J. Wurm (Eds.), The New Academic Librarian: Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities (18-16). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Kelly, K. (2011). Beyond the classroom: Mentoring MSLIS students in an academic library. In C. Smallwood & R. Tolley-Stokes (Eds.), Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession (145-150). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.