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Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley
Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management
Resource Services
Russian and East European Studies

Steve Kelley is the Head of Continuing Resources and Database Management and leads a section that includes three staff members. The section is responsible for serials cataloging, serials receipt, binding and marking materials, authority control, and catalog database maintenance. Steve earned his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 and his BA (history, with a Russian minor) from Washington University in St. Louis in 1991. He began working at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library in 2002. Steve was a cataloging librarian at Ball State University from 1999 to 2002. Steve’s professional achievements include being elected in 2013 to a three-year term as Vice President/President/Past President of NASIG (an international organization of librarians, publishers and vendors in the field of serials and continuing resources).


  • Kelley, Steve. (2014). The Serialization of (Just About) Everything. Technicalities, 34(6), 12-14.
  • Kelley, Steve. (2014). RDA and the Future of Machine-Generated Bibliographic Records. Technicalities, 34(3), 10-11, 16-17.
  • Kelley, Steve. (2013). Serials Catalogers Should Take the Plunge with RDA. Technicalities, 33(6), 11-13.
  • Burris, Christian, Hiatt, Derrik, & Kelley, Steve. (2013). The Intersection of Serials Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Electronic Resource Management. Technicalities, 33(3), 12-15. #
  • Kelley, Steve, McCallum, Carolyn, & Lock, Mary Beth. (2012). The Cataloging of E-Book Readers: A Service Model-Oriented Approach. Serials Review, 38(3), 178-182. #

Book Reviews

  • Kelley, Steve. (2014). Kincy, Chamya Pompey, with Sara Shatford Layne. Making the Move to RDA: A Self Study Primer for Catalogers. Technicalities, 34(5), 19-21.


  • North American Serials Interest Group, President. (May 4, 2014 - Present).
  • North American Serials Interest Group, Vice President/President-Elect. (June 9, 2013 - May 2014).
  • ALCTS Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award Jury, Member of Award Jury. (July 1, 2012 - June 2013).
  • ALCTS Continuing Resources Section: Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee, Member of Committee. (July 1, 2012 - Present).
  • ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section: Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access, Voting Member of Committee. (July 1, 2012 - Present).

Note: Above is a selection of Steve’s professional activity.

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