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Kayla Harris

Associate Professor; Assistant Director of the Marian Library

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Marian Library


Email: Kayla Harris
Phone: 937-229-1347
Roesch Library 310A
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Kayla is responsible for managing the Marian Library's archival collections including manuscripts, visual resources, and ephemera. Her primary responsibilities include the arrangement and description of materials, reference services, and outreach, with the goal of making the Marian Library's unique materials accessible.


  • M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina (2011)
  • B.A., Michigan State University (2010)

Professional Activities

  • Series Editor, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, Society of American Archivists
  • Exam Development Committee Member, Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Member, Midwest Archives Conference
    • 2021 Program Committee Co-Chair
  • Member, Society of American Archivists
    • Editor-in-Chief, Ohio Archivist, 2018-2021
  • Member, Academic Library Association of Ohio
    • Procedures Manual Coordinator, 2018-2021

Research Interests

  • Teaching with special collections
  • Digital projects
  • Archival access points

Selected Publications

  • Harris, K., Beis, C., Shreffler, S. (2022, January). Citizen Web Archivists: Applying Web Archiving as a Pedagogical Tool. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 33, no. 4.
  • Harris, K. (2021, May) Two Chefs are Better than One: Partner Image Analysis. In J. Porterfield (Ed.), Teaching with Archives and Special Collections Cookbook, ACRL.
  • Harris, K. & Shreffler, S. (2021, March). Archiving Catholic Faith on the Web During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Catholic Library World 91, no. 3, 188-193.
  • Handley, H. & Harris, K. (2020, December). Retaining Opportunities, Completing Key Projects with Remote Student Employees During COVID-19. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 17.02 Focus Issue: Collections & COVID-19, edited by Juilee Decker, guest edited by Carrie Meyer.
  • Cahalan, S. B. & Harris, K. (2020, September). Mary, Undoer of Knots: Unraveling Best Practices for Unwanted Donations and Deaccessioned Collection Items in a Catholic Library. Catholic Library World 91, no. 1, 25-33.
  • Beis, C., Harris, K., Shreffler, S. (2019, June). Accessing Web Archives: Integrating an Archive-It Collection into EBSCO Discovery Service. The Journal of Web Librarianship 13, no. 3.
  • Harris, K., Shreffler, S., Gauder, H. (2018, September). The Archives as Classroom: A Primary Source Mini Course. Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources.
  • Curran, C. & Burns, K. (2011) A Methodology for Studying the Information Seeking Behavior of Catholic Clergy. Advances in the Study of Information and Religion 92-108.