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Elizabeth Kelly

Digital Programs Coordinator, Associate Professor



  • Monroe Library
  • Digital Projects
  • Library Liaisons
  • Monroe Library
  • Special Collections and Archives
  • Web and Systems


Elizabeth Joan Kelly is the Digital Programs Coordinator at the Monroe Library at Loyola University. She has been employed at the library since 2010 and manages the library's digital programs including digital collections and preservation, digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and library web services. Her research interests include digital library and archives assessment, particularly the reuse of digital library objects, as well as library pedagogy. Recent publications on these subjects include articles in The Journal of Web Librarianship, The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, College & Undergraduate Libraries, Codex, and Archival Practice, among others. Elizabeth has also presented widely on these topics at conferences and annual meetings.

As the librarian liaison to Digital Filmmaking, Mass Communication, Music Industry, Popular and Commercial Music, and Urban and Electronic Music, Elizabeth offers research and technology instruction. She has been an embedded librarian or co-instructor for Introduction to Music Industry Studies and Technology for Music Students and the instructor-of-record for Research & Technology 2.0. She has also provided specialized archives and digital scholarship instruction for a variety of classes, from the First Year Seminar “Walking New Orleans” to the graduate-level music course Introduction to Graduate Studies.

Elizabeth is a Certified Archivist (Academy of Certified Archivists) and a Digital Archives Specialist (Society of American Archivists). She co-founded the Digital Library Federation interest group for Digital Library Pedagogy and is a member of the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project, “Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT).” Elizabeth is also an active member in national and regional professional organizations for librarians and archivists.

Prior to her career as a librarian, Elizabeth earned degrees in music composition and has won awards for her instrumental, vocal, and electronic music. Her music can be heard on her personal website at

Liaison Responsibilities