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. (2017). Recent Developments and Future Directions in RDA. Technicalities, 37(3), 10-13.
  • McCallum, Carolyn, Gilbertson, Kevin, Kelley, Steve, & Corbett, Lauren. (2017). Can RDA Content, Media, and Carrier Coding Improve Discovery Facet Mapping?. Library Resources & Technical Services, 61(2), 93-101. #
  • Kelley, Steve. (2016). The Smaller Library Staff's Perspective on BIBFRAME. Technicalities, 36(6), 8-11.
  • Kelley, Steve. (2016). Possible Major Changes Afoot in the World of RDA. Technicalities, 36(3), 14-17.
  • Kelley, Steve. (2015). Some Advice for Implementing RDA in Your Library. Technicalities, 35(6), 15-18.

Book Reviews

  • Kelley, Steve. (2016). FRBR, BEFORE AND AFTER: A LOOK AT OUR BIBLIOGRAPHIC MODELS. Karen Coyle. Technical Services Quarterly, 33(3), 345-347.
  • Kelley, Steve. (2015). Subject Access to Information: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Koraljka Golub. Technical Services Quarterly, 32(4), 461-463.


  • Kelley, Steve, McCallum, Carolyn, & Gilbertson, Kevin. (2017, March). Can RDA Content, Media, and Carrier Coding Improve Discovery Facet Mapping?. LAUNC-CH Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. #

Committees & Offices Held

  • ALCTS Continuing Resources Section: Policy & Planning Committee, Member of Committee. (July 1, 2017 - Present).
  • NASIG Program Planning Committee, Member of Committee. (June 11, 2017 - Present).
  • ALCTS Esther J. Piercy Award Jury, Member. (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017).
  • ALCTS Continuing Resources Section: Nominating Committee, Member of Committee. (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017).
  • ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section: Margaret Mann Citation Jury, Chair. (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017).

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