My job is to help people shape the future through interactions with the past.  

I'm a special collections librarian. I connect people with cultural heritage through teaching, outreach, and the web.

Kelli Hansen

Education & Experience

I have an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in Art History from the University of Missouri, and work experience in libraries since 2002.

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My service includes RBMS committees and chairing local initiatives.  

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My research interests include the history of graphic narratives from the Middle Ages to the present.

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Selected teaching, outreach, and web development projects

Visualization of Collection Data

This is a work in progress that I am presenting at the RBMS Digital Special Collections Discussion Group at ALA...

Invited post for pedagogy blog

I was invited to contribute a post to the Pedagogy and American Literary Studies blog on how faculty can collaborate...

Library Matters News Hub

In 2015-2016, I co-chaired the MU Libraries Public Relations and Outreach Committee.  We were asked by the library administration to...

Omeka digital exhibitions site

After hand-coding two digital exhibitions and managing several other legacy exhibitions in static HTML, I started looking for another solution....

The Life Sciences and Society Symposium

Special Collections contributes to a yearly campus-wide symposium on the life sciences and society with an exhibition of rare books...

Traveling Exhibition

What do Albrecht Durer, Thomas Rowlandson, Frans Masereel, and Art Spiegelman have in common? They all published works of sequential...

Social Media Outreach

As the social media coordinator for Special Collections, I write posts, create digital images, coordinate publishing, and develop and implement...

Supporting distance learners in Special Collections

My colleagues and I were approached by Dr. Rabia Gregory to make a video in support of a distance education...