Kelly McCallister

Belk Library: Room 134
Learning and Research Services
Distance Education Librarian
Assistant Professor

Library Responsibilities

  • Serve as a library advocate for distance education students and faculty.
  • Serve as the key person for library policy questions related to distance education.
  • 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.


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science May 2004, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MA, Anthropology, May 2004, University of Southern Mississippi
  • BA, Anthropology, August 2001, Mississippi State University

Scholarly & Service Interests

  • 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.1-9.

  • Johnson, K. W., & McCallister, K. C. (November 2015).  Assessing the 24/5 Library: a Case Study in Data and Perspectives. Journal of Access Services. 12:3-4.

  • 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.

  • ACRL Virtual Conference Committee

  • NCLA_ CUS Section: Chair

  • DLS Conference Advisory Board

  • Reviewer for CHOICE magazine