Kelly McCallister

Kelly McCallister
Phone number: 
(828) 262-2782
Fax number: 
(828) 262-3001
Office address: 
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 409
Job title: 
Interim Associate Dean of Libraries
Associate Professor
Administrative Services

Liasion Areas


Library Responsibilities

  • Serve as a library advocate for non traditional students and faculty.
  • Serve as the key person for library policy questions related to non-traditonal students.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with distance education cohort coordinators, directors, and program managers and monitor new distance education offerings.
  • Ensure that the instruction and research needs of distance education students are met.
  • Teach in the information literacy instruction program and provide research assistance for on-campus and distance education students.
  • Train other librarians to teach distance education instruction sessions.
  • Maintain the web content for distance education library services.


  • Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Appalachian State University. In progress
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi. 2004
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Southern Mississippi. 2004
  • BA, Anthropology, Mississippi State University. 2001


Service Interests

  • Reviewer for CHOICE Magazine                                                      
  • ALA (American Library Association)
  • DLS (Distance Library Services) Conference Advisory Board                                                     
  • NCLA (North Carolina Library Association) -CUS (College and University Section)-Chair 


Scholarly Interests

  • Non-traditonal students
  • Information literacy
  • Ethnography
  • Webinar development and uses


McBride, K., Gregor, M., and McCallister, K. (September 2017). Bridging the Gap: Developing Library Services and Instructional Programs for Transfer Students at Appalachian State University. References Services Review. 45 (3) , 1-14

McCallister, K.C. & Peuler, M. (September 2016). Beware the  Power of the Donut: A successful case study of a DE library, departmental, faculty and student collaborations. Journal of Library & Informations Services in Distance Learning.10:3-4, 340-348

Johnson, K. W., & McCallister, K. C. (November 2015).  Assessing the 24/5 Library: a Case Study in Data and Perspectives. Journal of Access Services. 12:1-17

McCallister, K.C. (September 2015). ACRL in San Francisco: ACRL programs at the ALA Annual Conference [Intentional teaching online]. College & Research Libraries News, 76, (8) 420.

McCallister, K.C., Gregor, M.N. and Joyner, D.W. (2015), “Librarians collaborate! Working across two- and four-year institutions to teach information literacy skills”, in Mueller, D. M. (Ed.), Creating Sustainable Community: The Proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference, March 25–28, 2015, Portland, Oregon. Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL, pp. 436-442.

McClave, Kelly C. (August 2004): A Little Turn-of-the-Century-Town in the Piney Woods: An Ethnohistorical Examination of Howison, Mississippi.  Master’s thesis in Anthropology. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi