University of Texas at Austin

Master of Science in Information Studies December 2010

Certificate of specialization in archives and special collections

University of Missouri

Master of Arts in Art History December 2003

Coursework focused on medieval manuscripts, early printing, and illustration
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Anne Rudloff Stanton

Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Spanish Literature May 2001

Magna cum laude; honors thesis in art history


Special Collections and Rare Books
University of Missouri Libraries

Librarian II September 2015-present
Librarian I February 2011 - September 2015

  • Develop and teach curriculum-based instruction sessions and consult with faculty on assignments and student projects.
  • Lead in designing, developing and maintaining the departmental social media, website, online finding aids, digital exhibitions, and marketing materials.
  • Serve as the department’s primary liaison and coordinator with local museums and organizations to plan and implement cooperative exhibition opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with library staff to develop outreach events such as orientations, workshops, and presentations for community groups.
  • Curate exhibitions to highlight materials from various collections, including rare books, comics, and manuscripts.
  • Provide reference services for all print, manuscript and microform collections.
  • Coordinate selection and treatment of materials for a donor-funded rare book conservation initiative.
  • Monitor stacks environments, maintain stacks areas, and oversee in-house preservation efforts.
  • With senior librarians, develop, manage, and maintain the book, manuscript, and digital collections.
  • Manage and supervise two graduate-level assistants, undergraduate employees, and interns.
  • Service includes:
    • MU Librarians and Archivists Council, Welfare and Professional Development Committee, member, June 2014-present.
    • MU Libraries Communications and Marketing Committee, co-chair, February 2016-present; member, January 2012-2016.
    • MU Libraries Social Media Working Group coordinator, July-January 2016; member, February 2016-present.
    • MU Libraries Web Advisory Group, Content team member, February 2011-present.
    • Ellis Library Exhibits Committee, chair, June 2011-December 2013; member, December 2013-2015.
    • Renew Mizzou Task Force, member, August 2013-May 2014.
    • Ellis Library Events Team, ex-officio, December 2011-August 2013.

Pre-Professional Experience

  • Project Archives Assistant August-December 2010 (limited-term position) Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries
  • Research Associate, National Digital Newspaper Program September 2009-August 2010 (limited-term position) Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas
  • Digital Projects Assistant August 2008-August 2009 (limited-term position) Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas
  • Web Editor November 2006-August 2008 Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas
  • Library Information Specialist II March 2004-October 2006 Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Missouri Libraries
  • Graduate Curatorial Assistant/Intern, European and American Art November 2002-February 2004 Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
  • Teaching/Research Assistant August 2001-December 2003 Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri



Hansen, Kelli. “The Book as Artifact.” Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises. Ed. Anne Bahde, Heather Smedberg, and Mattie Taormina. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2014. 8-12.

Hansen, Kelli. “Education, Training, and Recruitment of Special Collections Librarians: An Analysis of Job Advertisements.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 12:2 (September 2011): 110-132.

Hansen, Kelli. “A Fifteenth-Century French Illuminated Calendar Leaf.” MVSE (2007): 45-61.

Hansen, Kelli Bruce. Entries in The Art of the Book: Manuscripts and Early Printing, 1000-1650. Ed. Joan Stack. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 2003.

Selected Presentations

“Pop-Up Special Collections.” Pecha-kucha style presentation at the annual conference of the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Oakland, CA, June 2015.

“Measuring Social Media: Assessing Your Outreach and Impact.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Missouri Bibliographic Information User System Consortium, Columbia, MO, June 2015.

“The Ghosts of Librarians Past: Researching Library Provenance in Special Collections.” Paper presented as one of several professional speakers at the annual University of Missouri Library and Information Science Graduate Student Association Conference, Columbia, MO, May 2015.

Discussion group facilitator. “Work Smart: Productivity Tips and Tricks for Librarians.” Missouri Library Association Conference, 9 October 2014.

“Artifacts in Social Studies: Utilizing Material Culture in Instruction.” Columbia Public Schools English Language Arts and Social Studies Faculty Professional Development Conference, 15 August 2014. Panel presentation with Arthur Mehrhoff, Jessica Boldt, Joan Stack, Nicole Johnston, Jean Parsons, and Alla Barabtarlo.

“Get Real! Teaching with Library and Museum Collections on Campus.” University of Missouri Celebration of Teaching, 21 May 2014. Panel presentation with Alla Barabtarlo, Karen Witt, Arthur Mehrhoff, Joan Stack, John Konzal, Jessica Boldt.

“K-12 Outreach and Special Collections.” Missouri Library Association Conference, 2 October 2013. Presented with Karen Witt.

“Spinning Plates and Balls in the Air: Balancing Librarianship with Home Life.” Discussion group facilitated with Karen Witt. Missouri Library Association Conference, 3 October 2013.

Hansen, Kelli (invited panelist). “Professional Development Panel Discussion.” Library and Information Science Graduate Students Association, Columbia, MO, 4 November 2011.


Assistant Web Editor, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL, July 2015-present
I am part of a team who maintains the RBMS websites. After a term as assistant web editor, I will transition to primary web editor in summer 2016.

Web Team Volunteer, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL, October 2013-June 2014
Installed WordPress plugins, wrote PHP code for handling and presenting data, and developed web forms in the Standard Citation Forms for Rare Book Cataloging website.

Elected member, Welfare and Professional Development Committee, MU Librarians and Archivists Council, June 2014-present
Contributions: Assisted in editing a proposal for flex-time guidelines drafted by the previous committee’s membership.

Co-chair, MU Libraries Communications and Marketing Committee, February 2016-present; Member, February 2012-present
Contributions: Participated in National Library Week activities, 2012-2014; preparations for first Ellis Finals Lounge, December 2012. Developed and installed a faculty publications exhibit, May 2012.

Appointed Chair, Ellis Library Exhibits Committee, June 2011-December 2013; Member, January 2014-present
Contributions: Converted the paper exhibits application form into a web form and reorganized the committee’s web site. Built on previous policy changes and drafted a new incoming loan form and policy for Bookmark Café artwork. Recruited and managed reservations for six Bookmark Café artists and numerous Colonnade exhibitors, and coordinated installation and removal of exhibits. Worked with off-campus groups to bring exhibitions to the Libraries, including the National Holocaust Museum in St. Louis and a traveling exhibition of historic printing from UMSL’s Mercantile Library. Coordinated and installed four exhibits focusing on Ellis Library’s general collections and staff.

Member, Web Advisory Group, Content Team, February 2011-present.
Contributions: Participated in transition to LibAnswers knowledgebase system, summer 2013. Rewrote web page content in preparation for the Libraries redesign, summer 2013. Revised web pages as part of the Web Content Group, June 2011. Reviewed 80 web pages as part of the Web Content Group, February – May, 2011. Assisted the Usability Group with usability testing of the Libraries’ Journal/Article Finder page as a preliminary test subject, March 21, 2011.

Appointed member, Renew Mizzou Task Force, August 2013-May 2014
Charge: The Renew Mizzou Task Force was assembled to coordinate efforts among library departments in adjusting to the relocation of administrative offices from Jesse Hall to Ellis Library.

Ex-officio, Ellis Library Events Team, December 2011-December 2013.
Charge: Ellis Library Events Team is comprised of members from administration, security, library technology services, and the Exhibits and Faculty Lecture Series Committees. It meets monthly to coordinate exhibits and events.

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