Our Team

Special Collections librarians cultivate a range of specializations on topics that relate to the Libraries' collections. We are also available to collaborate with departmental liaisons and subject specialists to provide instruction that situates primary sources within a broader landscape of information.

During the fall 2020 semester, Special Collections instruction will be primarily online.

Not sure which librarian to schedule? 

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John Henry Adams

John Henry Adams is a Research and Instruction Librarian in Special Collections. He holds a PhD in English literature from Arizona State University and an M.L.S. from Indiana University with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts. His teaching areas include:

  • Medieval manuscripts
  • Hand press printing
  • History of the book
  • History of cartography
  • German-language texts

 

John Fifield

John Fifield is a Research and Instruction Librarian in Special Collections. He holds a joint M.A. in library and information science with a graduate certificate in book studies from the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science and the Center for the Book. His teaching areas include:

  • Book arts and artists’ books
  • History of the book
  • History of science
  • Color theory

 

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is Head of Special Collections. She holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Missouri and an M.S.I.S. from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in archives and special collections. Her teaching areas include:

  • Medieval manuscripts
  • Comic art and popular culture
  • History of science
  • Romance languages
  • Theater and the performing arts
  • Library and information science