Andrew M. Kelly


Simmons College: Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Masters of Science, 2011

Boston University: College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, 2008
History and English.

Professional Experience:

Paul Smith’s College
Cataloging & E-Resources Librarian
August 2012 – Present

  • Manage library Electronic Resources provision & management through Ebsco Discovery Service and Full Text Finder Link Resolver, including migration and implementation of these systems.
  • Working closely with vendors to manage subscriptions to print serials, software services, and electronic database and journals, and coordinating traditional and alternative monograph acquisitions.
  • Manage and administer EZProxy service, including updates, configuration and monitoring. Completed projects to migrate to proxy-by-host and server versions.
  • Manage institutional eBook subscriptions, licensing, and assessment.
  • Lead efforts to add multiple Patron-Driven eBook purchases and collection development.
  • Collaborate with Faculty on resource acquisition details including licensing and holdings changes, access, and renewal or cancellation decisions.
  • Maintains various documentation and best practices on E-Resources management, troubleshooting and access.
  • Served as College contact for consortia Overdrive eBook purchases & metadata.
  • Forward-looking approach to improving and expanding library adoption of software, policies and procedures as standards, best-practices and vendor offerings change.
  • Contributed to Library Strategic and Assessment Planning processes across Library Technical Services.
  • Performing original and copy-cataloging of library materials conforming to professional standards including RDA, LCSH, and Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot library use of software tools such as OCLC Connexion Client, WebDewey, MarcEdit, and ILS reporting tools.
  • Developed improvement of Collection Development methods, accounting reports, and other acquisitions duties including a variety of eBook acquisitions across platforms.
  • Administers print serial holdings in ILS and link resolver, and print subscriptions with EBSCO.
  • Managing library professional staff and shaping policy in areas of cataloging, ILL, and serials.
  • Delivering occasional library instruction to first-year students and English 101 classes on the library’s resources and research methods.
  • Working diligently with colleagues to continually deliver best possibly library services including reference, technology, and circulation.
  • Wrote, administered, and coordinated three $10,000 NNYLN grants to digitize some of the library’s archival collections and make them available online.
  • Set metadata and crosswalk procedures for NNYLN digitization grants to ensure high quality descriptive metadata for historical photographs to be submitted to NYHeritage ContentDM instance.

Bay State College Library
Evening Library Assistant
September 2009 – August 2012

  • Provided reference and research services to students across all programs and subject areas.
  • Provided one-on-one tutoring to students and served as primary library contact for evening faculty.
  • Taught Information Literacy instruction sessions for Evening Division English courses.
  • Supervised work-study students in circulation, shelving, and other tasks.
  • Troubleshot software, printers, computers, and copier, and served as primary liaison with IT Department.
  • Researched and established improved copy-cataloging and processing procedures.
  • Worked closely with supervisor to transition to new OPAC system and barcode collections.

Boston Book Company
August 2010 – August 2012

  • Managed and organized book images for upload to online listing websites.
  • Wrote detailed catalog descriptions and collations of incoming materials to house standards.
  • Executed design work for flyers, posters, and other promotional materials.
  • Developed electronic catalogs of newly acquired materials and prepared for publication.
  • Performed general office duties, including order processing and telephone and email customer service.
  • Installed and administered Joomla CMS on LAMP environment (Fedora 13 Server).
  • Implemented improved mailing list capability for catalog distribution.


  • Invited Presentation: Hands-On Learning Faire: “Push Button, Get Interactive: Audio Tours & Oral Histories at Historic Saranac Lake’s Saranac Laboratory Museum.” co-presented with Chessie Monks-Kelly, NNYLN Fall Meeting, October 10, 2019.
  • Digitization Grant Report: “Paul Smith’s College Archives: Policy Creation & Film Digitization.” NNYLN Fall Meeting, October 10, 2019.
  • Poster Session: NASIG 2017, “A Snake, a Planet, and a Bear: Ditching spreadsheets for quick, reproducible report production with python, jupyter, and pandas”
  • Invited Panelist: Inter-Library Loan Day, April 29, 2016, NNYLN Offices, Canton, NY
  • Digitization Grant Report: Preserving the Future and Digitizing the Past: Paul Smith’s College Photographs, NNYLN Annual Meeting, October 14th, 2016
  • Professional Development Grant Report: NASIG 2016, NNYLN Annual Meeting, October 14th, 2016


Northern New York Library Network

  • Board of Trustees President, September 2019 – Present
    • Board of Trustees Member, July 2018 – Present
    • Automation Committee Member, Fall 2014 – Present
  • Faculty Senate, Paul Smith’s College
  • Faculty Senate Vice President, 2019 – Present
    • Library & Educational Resources Representative, 2013 – Present
  • Ad-hoc Committee on Grievance Procedure Revision, Paul Smith’s College
    Member, Chair, 2018 – 2020
  • Master’s Degree Development Committees: Course Development and Educational Resources, Member, 2019 – 2020
  • Revenue & Cost Savings Taskforce and Follow-up Working Group, Paul Smith’s College
    Member, Spring & Summer 2019.
  • Ad-hoc Committee on Promotion Procedure Revision, Paul Smith’s College
    Chair, 2017-2018, Member, 2016-17
  • Search Committee for Executive Dir. of Assessment/Instruction, Paul Smith’s College
    Chair, Summer 2016
  • College Strategic Planning Working Group, Paul Smith’s College
    Member, Summer 2015
  • Ad-hoc Committee on Adjunct Faculty Working Conditions, Paul Smith’s College
    Member, February 2014 – January 2015
  • Hiring Committees, Paul Smith’s College, Service on ten hiring committees, currently on hiring committee for Student Success Librarian
    Paul Smith’s College, 2012 – Present
  • Historic Saranac Lake
    Volunteer, 2014 – Present

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, NASIG, 2013, 2015 – 2019
  • Member, ALCTS Roundtable, American Library Association, 2010-2014, 2018-2019
  • Beta Phi Mu: International Library & Information Studies Honor Society

Continuing Education & Professional Development:

  • Faculty Community of Practice: Academic Writing & Publishing, Spring 2021
  • Sabbatical Leave Project: Capstone Citation Database Project, Fall 2020
    Leveraged knowledge of python, git, MSSQL Database and PowerBI to extract, store and display citation metadata from 600+ student papers for future use in Library and College assessment.
  • NY3Rs Training: Cataloging with RDA, January 7-10, 2014
  • North East Document Conservation Center: Basic Book Repair, 2012.


  • COUNTER Release 5 Foundation Classes, 1-10, January, 2020
  • FOLIO Forum: FOLIO Roadmap Update and ERM Demonstration, January 14, 2020
  • Using ‘Robert’s Rules’ with Parliamentarian Steven T. Anderson, November 6, 2019
  • Essential Information and Tips on Licensing Electronic Resources, October 23, 2019
  • Introduction to Python & PyMARC, Two sessions, October 18th & 25th, 2017
  • Implementing Linked data in a Low-Resource Environment, September 9, 2015
  • MarcEdit Training Webinar, March 16, 2015
  • Know & Go: BIBFRAME, August 28, 2014
  • DCMI Webinar – How to Pick the Low Hanging Fruits of Linked Data, May 24, 2014

Professional Conferences and Events:

  • Attendance at Northern New York Library Network Events
    2012-2019: Potsdam, Malone, Canton, Lake Placid, NY
  • E-Resources & Librarianship Conference 2019
    Virtual attendance, March 3-6, 2019
  • NASIG Annual Conference Attendance: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013
    June 8-11, 2018: Atlanta, GA; June 8-11, 2017: Indianapolis, IN;

June 9-12, 2016: Albuquerque, NM, June 6-9, 2013: Buffalo, NY

  • E-Resources & Librarianship Conference 2018
    Virtual attendance & Scholarship recipient: March 4-7th, 2018
  • FOLIO Day, Central New York

October 11, 2017: Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY

  • Empire State Collaborations: Joint NYLA/SUNYLA Conference
    June 10-13, 2014: Albany, NY