Kelly A. McCusker
Collection Development Program Lead Librarian Collection Management and Discovery Division
Collection Development and Strategies Department
Role in the Library
As the Collection Development Program Lead Librarian, Kelly is responsible for overseeing the strategic development, management, assessment, and communication of collections with students, faculty, and staff on Auraria Campus. Kelly manages and leads the the five-person unit; develops and supports new initiatives; promotes resources, services, and knowledge both internally, and externally; and works directly with users to learn about their collections needs. Kelly reviews and selects materials for the Criminal Justice, Education, Law, Library Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Work collections.
- University of Colorado Denver, Auraria Library Faculty Excellence in Leadership and Service Award, 2021
- University of Colorado Denver, Faculty Excellence Award in Librarianship, 2017
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Scholar’s Travel Award, 2014
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Faculty Special Award of Merit, 2008
Professional Affiliations and Service
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Core (Division of ALA)
- Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
- Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
- MPA, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, 2020
- MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2007
- BEd in Primary Education, York University, Toronto, ON, 2006
- BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2001
McCusker, K. & Vandagriff, S. (2022). SCIG: University of Colorado Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Interest Group. College & Research Libraries News, 83 (11).
Ostendorf, D., Cantrell, M., Thomson, J., Glazier, R., Vandagriff, S., McCusker, K., Browning, S. and DiVittorio, K. (2020), CU Faculty Voices: CU system libraries support open access. CUConnections, April 23, 2020.
O'Brien, N. P., Allen, M. P., Burnette, P., Ingold, C., McCusker, K., & Sheehan, B. (2015). Merging the social and health sciences step by step. In S. Holder and A. Butler Lannon, Difficult decisions: closing and merging academic libraries (pp. 49-71). Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries.
Staff Picks Curated by Me
- Anti-Racism Resource Highlights
- If You're Going to San Francisco...
- New Year: Make it Work for You
- Police and Criminal Justice Reform
- Pressing Pause with Poetry
- The Ants Go Marching One by One...
- Voting and Civic Engagement
- Banned Books Week
- The Psychology of Love
- Stats, Data, and More
- The Holidays through Children’s Books
- Challenged & Banned Books