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Katy Kelly

Professor; Assistant Dean for Strategic Communication and Outreach

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Inclusive Excellence and Organizational Development


Email: Katy Kelly
Phone: 937-229-4274
Roesch Library 210


Katy oversees strategic communication and promotes the University Libraries' services, collections and expertise. She connects the Libraries to a variety of constituents and tells the Libraries' story in compelling ways. Katy also serves as the liaison to the faculty and students of the Department of Communication, providing collections, research and instruction support.


  • B.S.C., Ohio University
  • M.S.L.I.S., Syracuse University

Professional Activities

  • Member, Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Member, American Library Association (ALA)
  • Member, Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
    • President, 2016-2017
  • Member, Beta Phi Mu, International Library & Information Studies Honors Society
  • Editor, Public Services Quarterly marketing column, 2013-2023

Research Interests

  • Marketing and strategic communication in libraries
  • Library "space as service"