Staff Listing: Kelly Blessinger

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Kelly Blessinger
Head, Access Services

Areas of Responsibility

As Head of Access Services,  I have the primary planning and administrative responsibility for the Circulation and Interlibrary Loan units.

Educational Background

  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, MLIS, 1999.
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, B.S., Earth Science, 1998.

Professional Experience

  • LSU Libraries, Head, Access Services, November 3, 2014-present.
  • LSU Libraries, Head, Research & Instruction Services, September 16, 2013-November 2, 2014.
  • 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
  • Serial studies
  • Education/career trends for librarians
  • Publication trends for librarians
  • Continuing education for librarians
  • Workplace culture in academic libraries

Recent Publications

  • Kelly Blessinger, Stephanie Braunstein, Jennifer Abraham Carter, Linda Smith Griffin, and Paul Hrycaj, "Implementing a Film Series for Community Engagement." Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL 3, no. 2 (2015): 25-46. 
  • 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 ACRL 1, no. 2 (2010): 18-4.
  • Kelly Blessinger and Michele McCullar, “Analysis of a Decade in Library Literature 1994-2004.” College & Research Libraries 68(2007):155-69.

Curriculum Vitae

Kelly Blessinger