Faculty Profile: Kelly Miller

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Kelly Miller

Associate Dean, Learning & Research Services

(305) 284-2647

Kelly E. Miller is Associate Dean of Learning and Research Services at the University of Miami Libraries in Coral Gables, Florida, where she has worked since 2014. In this role, she is responsible for units and fellowship programs that support the learning and research needs of University of Miami students and faculty. These units include the subject librarians in Richter Library, subject-specialty libraries (Architecture, Business, Music, and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences), Creative Studio, and Learning Commons. Prior to joining the University of Miami Libraries, Miller held positions at UCLA Library and the University of Virginia Library.

A 2013 graduate of the Leading Change Institute, she focuses on the transformation of library spaces and services to support students and faculty. She has published articles on libraries in Educause Review, portal: Libraries and the Academy, Urban Library Journal, and Archive Journal. She has presented at conferences of the International Association of University Libraries, Society of College and Urban Planning, Educause Learning Initiative, Coalition of Networked Information, and Designing Libraries, among others. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Archive Journal. From 2005 to 2007, she held the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries at the University of Virginia Library.

Trained as a humanist and scholar, Miller earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Russian and English from Stetson University. In 2001-2002, she held a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has published scholarship on Russian literature and visual art and translations from Russian and Czech in such publications as Kosmas: Czechoslovak and Central European Journal, Canadian Slavonic Papers, and Slavic and East European Information Resources. She has taught courses on Russian language, literature, and art history at the University of Michigan, Dickinson College, and University of Virginia. Her area of focus is the relationship between poetry and painting.

In recent years, Miller has been focusing on exploring the beneficial role that libraries can play in supporting student health and well-being and has collaborated with others to establish a mindfulness program at the UM Libraries. In 2017-2018, she completed courses in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Cultivating Compassion. In February 2021, she graduated from the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP), a two-year training program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1701-4006

Recent selected publications:

Kelly E. Miller and Kineret Ben-Knaan. "How Librarians Contribute to Interdisciplinary Research Teams." Integration and Implementation Insights. September 20, 2020

Kelly E. Miller and Lisa Baker. "Sailing Together at the University of Miami: How New Campus Partnerships are Leading to the Transformation of Librarian Roles," IATUL Proceedings 2019 (Purdue e-Pubs)

Kelly E. Miller, "On Being in Libraries," EDUCAUSE Review 53, no. 5 (September/October 2018).

Recent selected presentations:

Kelly Miller with Kineret Ben-Knaan, Angela Clark Hughes, and James Sobczak, "Librarians on Interdisciplinary Research Teams," OCLC Research "Works in Progress Webinar," September 2020

Kelly Miller with Kineret Ben-Knaan, Angela Clark Hughes, and James Sobczak, "Exploring Roles for Librarians on Interdisciplinary Research Teams," CNI Fall Virtual Meeting 2020

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