Kelci M. Kelci

(legally Kelci Baughman McDowell)





MLIS, San Jose State University, California, 2016

MFA in Writing, University of San Francisco, California, 2009 

BA in English, University of San Francisco, 2005

Study abroad, IES/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Spring 2004



Santa Clara University Library, Archives & Special Collections

Research & Instruction Services Coordinator, 3/2018 — present

University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library | Geschke Resource Center

Reference & Research Services Library Assistant, 2/2006 — 3/2018


Switchback Literary Magazine

Advising Editor, 5/2011 — 5/2012

Managing Editor, 3/2009 — 5/2011

Poetry Editor, 8/2007 —  3/2009


University of San Francisco, English Department

Teaching Assistant for Professor D.A. Powell, Spring, 2009


Graduate Theological Union, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Circulation Assistant, 9/2005 — 2/2006


University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library | Geschke Resource Center

Reference Desk Student Assistant, 2001 — 2005



Slack and Communication: Tales from the Reference Department Student Workers, California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Poster Session, 2018 

Recruiting Student Workers with Facebook, California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) Poster Session, 2008                                                




American Library Association (ALA), Member, 2013 — present

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2013 — present

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), Member, 2013 — present

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2016 — present

Hand Bookbinders of California, Member, 2015 — 2017




"Interview" in sPARKLE & bLINK 2.4, May 2011

"Judas Lies Dying" in BlazeVOX 2kX, Fall 2010

"Untitled" in BlazeVOX 2kX, Fall 2010

"melvin st., p.a." in Blood Lotus #17

"a betty crocker recipe" in Blue Moon Literary and Art Review, Issue 6, Fall/Winter 2010 (in print only; not available online)

"23: a spring of mornings looped," sPARKLE & bLINK, Issue #5, July 2010

"44: where parallels are lived," sPARKLE & bLINK, Issue #5, July 2010

"50: my mother and father," sPARKLE & bLINK, Issue #5, July 2010

"31: portrait of the muse as a young woman," sPARKLE & bLINK, Issue #5, July 2010

 MFA Thesis, University of San Francisco: 52 Sundays, 2009

"Practice in Postmodernism," The Ignatian, 2005

"Untitled," The Ignatian, 2003   




4th Annual Faculty, Staff, and Student Gleeson Library Poetry Reading, 4/2012

Quiet Lightning, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA, 5/2011

Open Heart Poetry Featured Reader, 7/2010

Quiet Lightning, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 7/2010

Richmond District Branch Library, Poets 11, San Francisco, CA, 4/2010

Peninsula Literary Series, Palo Alto, CA, 3/2010

USF MFA Graduate Reading, San Francisco, CA, 8/2009




Gleeson Library Poetry Celebration, 4/2014

Faculty, Staff, and Student Poetry Month Reading, USF Gleeson Library, 4/2011

Switchback Issue 13 Launch Party, Dog Eared Books, San Francisco, CA, 4/2011

Switchback Issue 12 Launch Party, Books and Bookshelves, San Francisco, CA, 11/2010

Faculty and Staff National Poetry Month Reading, USF Gleeson Library, 4/2010

Switchback Issue 11 Launch Party, Cantina, San Francisco, CA, 3/2010

Faculty and Staff National Poetry Month Reading, USF Gleeson Library, 4/2009




Books (?) by Poets (!), University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library, 11/2007-1/2008




University of San Francisco, Merit Award for Excellence in Service, 2017

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Library and Information Science Scholarship, 2014

Academic Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference Scholarship Recipient, 2011

USF English Department Writing Contest – Poetry, Spring 2005




USF Muscat Scholar Program, Staff Mentor, 2017-2018

Shop Steward, Office and Professional Employees (Local 3), 2009 — present

Essay Scorer for the Leo Walsh Irish Scholarship Program, 4/2011 & 4/2012

USF Book Club Facilitator, 2007 — 2012

President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, USF, 2010 — 2012




Certified in Core Bookbinding, San Francisco Center for the Book, 2015

Computer Skills: Windows 7, Windows 10, macOS, MS Office, Apple iWork Suite, Apple iLife Suite, WordPress, Squarespace, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional, LibGuides, Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium/Sierra, Google Drive Suite, Google Calendar, LiveJournal, Blogger, Twitter, Instagram, basic html, Django content management system, Ektron content management system, and other internet and world wide web communications. 

Book Art Skills: printing using laserjet printers, inkjet printers, and laserjet photocopiers; page producing using handmade Japanese paper and other special papers, such as cork paper; page mending using repair tissue and liquid plastic adhesive; binding using string, liquid plastic adhesive, yarn, and other sewing supplies; case and textblock mending and spine recovering using Exacto knives, binder tape, filament tape, Fastape, hinge re-enforcements, and liquid plastic adhesive; designing nontraditional books using wood, wire, found materials, fabric, iron-ons, and more.