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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


Ask Us Chat

Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7! (Holidays excluded.)


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Safe Return page for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Safe Return page for information about when this service will be available.

  • 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. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


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

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