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Kristina Keogh
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Library Administration
Office: POY 318
Phone: (727) 873-4400

My Subject Specialties

Art & Art History

Library Campus Dean, Associate Librarian

USF St. Petersburg Library Administration


Kristina joined the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library as Campus Library Dean in September 2022.  She previously worked as the library director at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she also served as the Primary Fulbright Program Adviser, mentoring students and alumni throughout the application process. She has served throughout her career in public and user services roles, working primarily with arts and humanities constituencies, as well as in transdisciplinary settings across the institution. In addition to her work in libraries, Kristina maintains a research agenda within early modern art history, focusing on the visual culture surrounding relics in post-Tridentine Italy. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys domestic and international travel, exploring museums of all types, and catching up on the latest fiction.



  • NPML oversight and administration
  • Campus and community outreach
  • Liaison to Graphic Arts program and visual and performing arts courses on the St. Petersburg Campus
  • NPML Gallery coordinator



  • PhD, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Florida State University
  • Master of Art History, University of Florida


Research Interests

  • Research practices in art and design communities
  • Empathetic models of management and mentoring in information professions
  • The interaction of art and relics in early modern Italy


Selected Publications

Keogh, Kristina and Nicole Caron. “Contemporary Research Methods for Creatives: A Faculty/Library Collaboration and Research Course by and for Creatives.” In Creators in the Academic Library, edited by Alexander Watkins and Rebecca Kuglitsch. Association of College and Research Libraries. (In press; expected 2023).

Keogh, Kristina. “Authenticating the Holy Body: Transitions between Relic and Image in the Early Modern Cults of Caterina de’ Vigri and Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi.” In The Interaction of Art and Relics in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art, edited by Livia Stoenescu, 11-27. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2020.

Keogh, Kristina M. and Stephen A. Patton. “Embedded Art Librarianship: Partnering from Concept to Production.” Art Documentation: The Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 35, no. 1 (2016): 144-163.