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Kelly A. McCusker

Kelly A. McCusker

Researcher Support Librarian Researcher Support Services

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Role in the Library

As a member of the Researcher Support Services department at Auraria Library, Kelly creates, assesses, promotes, and designs services and resources that support the research needs of faculty, staff, and students on Auraria Campus. She achieves this through research consultations with students and faculty, print and digital resource selection for social science collections, management of the Library's Research Guides, oversight of the federal and state government documents, and management of the Savvy Researcher Workshop series.

Professional Affiliations and Service

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


  • University of Colorado Denver, Master of Public Administration (in progress) (MPA)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS)
  • York University (Canada), Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures (BA)

Curriculum Vitae


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  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).

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