Kristi L. Palmer, MLS


I’ve worked professionally in the arena of digital collection organization and metadata creation since 2003 supporting the creation of faculty, student, and community-driven digital scholarship and cultural heritage collections.  My research interests include open access, scholarly communication, and Indianapolis history.  As Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship I direct the Center for Digital Scholarship and participate in leading the Library.  As the Liaison to the Department of History and American Studies I provide collection development and research instruction for those students and faculty.  

Projects and Publications: 

Palmer, Kristi L. and Anthony Stamatoplos. "Collaborative Repurposing of Existing Technology to Enhance Student-Directed Research." Presented at EDUCAUSE 2012. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L., Emily Dill, and Charlene Christie. "Where There's a Will There's a Way," in College & Research Libraries. 70(4), 2008: 315‐330. Available: [preprint]; Published version:

Palmer, Kristi L. and Ann O'Bryan. "The Evolving Cataloging Department." 2007. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. "Imag-ing Our Foremothers: Art as a Means of Promoting Information Literacy." Indiana libraries, 26(2), 2007, 30-34. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. "Indianapolis in Maps: Now and Then." [A reusable learning object]. 2006. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. and Emily Dill. "Preaching to the Choir?: How Academic Librarians Really Feel About Open Access." Presented at Electronic Resources & Libraries 2nd Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga., 2007. Available:

Palmer, Kristi L. and Emily Dill. Survey of Librarian Attitudes About Open Access. Presented at Presentation at the Public Knowledge Project First Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada. 2007. Available:

Hollingsworth, Jaena and Kristi L. Palmer. "Targeting Undergraduates in Library Diversity Initiatives." Presented at National Diversity in Libraries Conference. 2008. Available:

Dill, Emily and Kristi Palmer. "What's the Big IDeA?: Considerations for Implementing an Institutional Repository." Library Hi Tech News no. 6, 2005, pp. 11-14. Available:

Palmer, Krist L. "Image-ing Our Foremothers: Art as a Means to Connecting with Women's History." [A reusable learning object]. 2005. Available:

Dill, Emily, Kristi L. Palmer, and Kevin Petsche. "What's the Big IDeA: Institutional Digital Repositories @ Your Library." Presented at Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2005. Available:


Kristi Palmer
Interim Dean

Call: (317) 274-8230
Office: UL 1112C

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