Meet the Faculty

Kelly Fisher

Kelly Fisher

Associate Professor & Public Services Librarian

Contact Details


MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
BA in English with History Minor, Illinois State University, 2002

Melick Library

Melick Library

Contact Me For…

  • Researching Assistance
  • Citation Assistance
  • Interlibrary Loan Assistance
  • Learning Management System use assistance

Research Interests:

Use of Open Access of electronic publications for interlibrary loans and their impact on library service. Innovative and effective marketing strategies for non-profit arts groups.

Teaching Interests:

Information Literacy Skills, particularly keyword brainstorming and search syntax formation.

Professional Activity:

I serve as the Eureka College Bowl team advisor. I am a member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Fisher, Kelly, et. al. Open Access and Interlibrary Loan. CARLI Resource Sharing Committee Annual Project. June, 2016.

Fisher, Kelly, Janelle Dies, Emily Eaton & Holly Rocke. Teaching with Learning Management Systems. Teaching Excellence Workshop, Eureka, IL. Nov. 19, 2015.

Fisher, Kelly. Challenges to Libraries in the Digital Age. Keynote presented to the Winnebago County Home Extension meeting, Rockford, IL, August 3, 2012.

Fisher, Kelly, Susan Franzen, Amy Glass, Jennifer Sharkey, and Frances Whaley. Information Literacy and General Education Goals: A Brilliant Combination. Panel presentation at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, October, 18, 2011.

Fisher, Kelly. “Presenting the Big Picture: Using Excel as a Print Periodical Collection Management Tool.” Keynote presented at CARLI IACQ Open House at Melick Library, Eureka College, March 17, 2011.

Fisher, Kelly. “Issues Related to Print vs. Electronic Serials.” Breakout presented at CARLI IACQ Open House at Melick Library, Eureka College, March 17, 2011.

Fisher, Kelly. “What Do They Really Know?: Surveying Patron Information Literacy Skills.” Presented at Illinois State University Information Literacy Summit, April 20, 2010.

Fisher, Kelly. “Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment.” Presented at CARLI PSWG Open House at Melick Library, Eureka College, March 11, 2010.

Community Engagement:

  • Vice-President of the Eureka College Women’s Board
  • Marketing Director of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s Board
  • Singer in the Peoria Area Civic Chorale.

Uniquely Eureka Experience:

I was drawn to Eureka due to its small size and liberal arts concentration, having majored and minored in English and History. I like that I can get to know a majority of the faculty and staff and many students and make lasting connections. I believe Eureka College can provide any student with the opportunities for new experiences that will help them grow as an individual and lead them to become productive members of society.


I have a wonderful young daughter named Emma who I am teaching to love books as much as I did when I was growing up. I also love anything Jane Austen and hope to travel to England to tour the locations that inspired her novels.