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.


Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Appalachian State University. In progress

MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi. May 2004

MA, Anthropology, University of Southern Mississippi. May 2004

BA, Anthropology, Mississippi State University. August 2001


McBride, K., Gregor, M., and McCallister, K. (Spring 2017). Bridging the Gap: Developing Library Services and Instructional Programs for Transfer Students at Appalachian State University. References Services Review. {Accepted for publication}

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