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Elliott Kuecker

Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science




(919) 962-8366



Manning Hall - 205


Archival science, academic librarianship, Digital Humanities, academic writing, qualitative research, critical theory.


PhD, Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia
MLIS, Valdosta State University
MA, English, University of Florida
BA, English, University of Florida


Dr. Elliott Kuecker spent ten years working in academic libraries, serving as an instructional librarian for the humanities, a college archivist, staff in physical and digital preservation, running a Digital Humanities Lab, and more. In addition, he has facilitated numerous critical theory reading groups and books to prisoners initiatives.

He publishes in several fields with an emphasis on the crafts of archiving, performing qualitative research, composing academic writing, and pedagogy. He has authored multiple studies on labor ethics in the LIS field and many methodological pieces pertinent to qualitative research and its intersection with post-structural theory. He also publishes studies on children’s creations found in archives and curriculum analyses of craftwork in American schools. He is a frequent reviewer for numerous LIS and qualitative research journals.

Outside of research and teaching, he loves running, bicycling, hiking, and walking. He enjoys reading nonfiction, collecting Americana music, and playing outside with his family.


UNC / Adobe Grants Program Communicating Research with Digital Media (2024)

The Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence, Awarded by: UNC-CH SILS (2023)

Online Course Design Support Program, UNC-CH Summer School (2023)

Macagnoni Qualitative Research Award, The University of Georgia Qualitative Research Program (2021)

John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, American Association of Law Libraries (2015)

American Association of Law Libraries Scholarship, American Association of Law Libraries (2015)

University of Florida Rainbow Alliance Award for LGBTQ+ Research, University of Florida LGBTQ+ Advisory Board (2014)


Follow his research on his ORCiD or Research Gate profile.