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Kevin Farley

Humanities Collections Librarian

Assistant Professor
Collections and Discovery, Collection Analysis and Investment

(804) 828-8772
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 206-A


  • Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1998 
  • M.L.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1998 
  • M.A. English, Kent State University, 1986 
  • B.A. English and Philosophy, Old Dominion University, 1984

Previous professional experience

  • Bibliographer for English, Journalism and Speech, University of Georgia-Athens, 1999-2001

Selected presentations

  • Farley, K. (2013). A foray into digital library publishing: The British Virginia project at VCU. Presented at The Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC. 
  • Farley, K. (2012). The library de-texted. Presented at Tenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Montreal, Canada. 
  • Farley, K. (2010). Milton downed: Or, how I learned to stop worrying about the book. Presented at Eighth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Farley, K. (2005). Some good, perchance: Shakespeare's failures. Presented at Shakespeare at Kalamazoo.
  • Farley, K. (2004). Donne's transgressions. Presented at Renaissance Imprisonment Conference, HM Tower of London, UK.
  • Farley, K. (2002). Raleigh and the conditions of Elizabethan authorship. Presented at Citadel Conference on English Literature, Charleston, SC.

Selected publications

  • Farley, Kevin. (2013). A foray into library digital publishing: The British Virginia project at Virginia Commonwealth University. Charleston Library Conference Proceedings, Scholarly Communication

Professional organizations

  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • American Library Association

Collection management subject areas

  • African American studies, cinema, English, history, international studies, mass communications, music, philosophy, religion, world languages, literature

Research interests

  • Cultural studies; literary theory; media studies; history of the book and emergent textualities; libraries as experimental social environments

Community activities

  • British Virginia, Library Adviser, 2010-present


VCU Libraries

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901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
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