Dr. Kelly Heider

Please note: Dr. Heider is currently serving as the acting assistant vice provost for University Libraries.

Graduate Information Literacy Librarian
Library Faculty Chairperson

Office Location

205 Stabley Library


Kelly Heider leads the library's information literacy efforts to support graduate students and graduate research at IUP. 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.

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