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Kayla Harris

Assistant Professor; Librarian/Archivist

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Marian Library


Email: Kayla Harris
Phone: 937-229-1347
Website: Visit Site
Roesch Library 310A



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

  • Editor-in-Chief, Ohio Archivist
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA) Member
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Member
  • American Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
  • Member, Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA)

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Harris, K., Harris, A. (2019, January). Data Visualization Tools for Archives and Special Collections. The Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter 46, no. 3.
  • Beis, C., Harris, K., Shreffler, S. (2018, November). Digital Archives in the Discovery Layer: A Successful Collaboration between Archivists and Technical Services Librarians. Presented at the 44th annual conference of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • Harris, K., Huggard, M., Katz, R. (2018, October). A Change Would Do You Good: Cross-Sector Perspectives. The Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter 46, no. 2.
  • Harris, K., Shreffler, S., Gauder, H. (2018, September). The Archives as Classroom: A Primary Source Mini Course. Society of American Archivists Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources.
  • Harris, K. & Shreffler, S. (2018, May). Bringing Students to the Archives: A Mini Course on Primary Source Research. Presented at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.
  • Harris, K. (2018, March). Sally Cunneen: Women’s Voices Meant to Speak for All. National Catholic Reporter.
  • Harris, K. (2017). Archives, Artwork, and a Garden: The John Stokes and Mary’s Garden Collection at the University of Dayton. Visual Resources Association Bulletin 44, no. 1.