Dr. Kelly Heider

Graduate Information Literacy Librarian
Library Faculty Chairperson

Office Location

205 Stabley Library


Kelly Heider serves as bibliographer to five departments and three doctoral programs in the College of Education and Communications as well as the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the doctoral program in Criminology. In addition, she manages Stapleton Library's Children's Collection, teaches bibliographic instruction sessions and credit-bearing information literacy courses in-person and via Zoom, provides in-person and remote reference service six hours each week, and designs and maintains online research guides and tutorials for the College of Education and Communications and the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Heider's current research interests include: information literacy for graduate students, teacher isolation and burnout, creating a sense of belonging in the online classroom, open educational resources, and library outreach.

Subject Specialist / Personal Librarian for

  • Department of Career and Technical Person Preparation
  • Department of Communication Disorders,Special Education, and Disability Services
  • Department of Counseling (including the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision)
  • Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (including the PhD in Criminology)
  • Department of Professional Studies in Education (including the DEd in Administration and Leadership and the DEd in Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education

Research Guides

Courses Taught

  • LIBR 681: Information Literacy for Graduate Students
  • MEDU 763: Teacher as Researcher
  • MEDU 766: Teacher as Leader


  • DEd, Curriculum and Instruction (with PA Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction K-12 Certification), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • MS, Library Science (with K-12 School Library Teacher Certification), University of Pittsburgh, 1999
  • BA, English (with Secondary Teacher Certification), Seton Hill University, 1993
  • Curriculum vitae