Madeline Kelly

Head of Collection Development, University Libraries

Madeline Kelly is the Head of Collection Development at the George Mason University Libraries. She has experience in public services, preservation, and collection development, and is most interested in finding practical ways to assess the quality and value of library collections. Before moving into her current position, Madeline developed and implemented a comprehensive collection assessment program for George Mason University. Her recent article, Applying the Tiers of Assessment: A Holistic and Systematic Approach to Assessing Library Collections, describes the Mason approach.

Prior to working at Mason, Madeline worked at Trinity Washington University (Washington, DC), Wheelock College Library (Boston, MA), and the Watertown Free Public Library (Watertown, MA). Madeline holds a BA from the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA) in English and Spanish, and received her MLS from Simmons College (Boston, MA).

She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her fiancé and two cats.