Head, Research & Instruction Services
Areas of Responsibility:
As Head of Research & Instruction Services, my role is to provide direction in the development of effective and innovative methods for the delivery of research and instruction services. I have the primary planning and administrative responsibility for the department and supervise, mentor, and evaluate the department’s librarians.
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, M.L.I.S., 1999.
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, B.S., Earth Science, 1998.
LSU Libraries, Head, Research & Instruction Services, September 16, 2013-present.
LSU Libraries, Research & Instruction Services Assistant Coordinator, July 1, 2006-September 15, 2013.
LSU Libraries, Associate Librarian, July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006.
LSU Libraries, Assistant Librarian, October 1, 1999-June 30, 2005.
Areas of Research:
Electronic databases and journals
Education/career trends for librarians
Publication trends for librarians
Continuing education for librarians
Workplace culture in academic libraries
Kelly Blessinger and Paul Hrycaj, eds., Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries: the Early 21st Century (Oxford: Chandos Press, 2013).
Kelly Blessinger and Gina Costello, “The Effect of Economic Recession on Institutional Support for Tenure-Track Librarians in ARL Institutions.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 37 (2011): 307-11.
Kelly Blessinger and Paul Hrycaj, “Highly Cited Articles in Library and Information Science: An Analysis of Content and Authorship Trends.” Library & Information Science Research 32 (2010): 156-162.
Kelly Blessinger, Stephanie Braunstein, Alice Daugherty and Paul Hrycaj, "Formation of an Academic Writing Group at Louisiana State University Libraries: Background, Guidelines and Lessons Learned.” Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL1 (2010): 18-4.
Kelly Blessinger and Michele McCullar, “Analysis of a Decade in Library Literature 1994-2004.” College & Research Libraries 68(2007):155-69.
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