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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kellian Clink

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Kellian Clink

MA, MLS, and Specialist in Educational Leadership
Associate Professor
Voice: (507)389-5152 Fax: (507)389-5155



Primarily, I serve as reference and instruction librarian. I do collection development and instruction primarily in the social sciences. Current committee responsibilities include FA Common Curriculum, Sesquicentennial Sub-Committee on Diversity, Writing Advisory Committee.

Professional Information:


Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
Specialist in Educational Leadership 2004-2005

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
MA School of Journalism, 1983-1990
Alternate Plan Paper: "A Comparison of Small Independent Publishing Houses and Large Corporate Publishing Houses." 1988

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
M.L.S. 1986

University of Denver
Summer Denver Publishing Institute
Certificate, 1984

Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
BA Major in French, English, minor in philosophy, 1976-1980


Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library
Mankato, MN

  • Reference, Instruction, Collection Development
  • Student advising 1987-present


Clink, Kellian. (October, 2016). Hispanic Students in the Academic Library. Poster Session. Minnesota Library Association. Duluth, MN.

Clink, Kellian. (September, 2016). Invited presentation to the MSSA Senators about Student Demographics and Services. MSSA retreat. Camp Patterson, MN.

Clink, Kellian. (September, 2016). Second Wave Feminism in American High School Textbooks: A Critique. Northern Great Plains History Conference. St. Cloud, MN.

Clink, Kellian. (Forthcoming). Three country studies (Armenia, Brunei, Burma) in the forthcoming 4 volume set entitled Women’s Lives: A Global Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO.

Clink, Kellian. (2015). Textbooks and the Changing Narratives of Woman Suffrage in the U.K. In: Suffragette Legacy. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Clink, Kellian. (2015). Academic libraries and student retention. Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference. Vancouver Washington, August, 2015.

Clink, Kellian. (2015). Review of websites of particular use to social work students and social workers. Reference Reviews. 29(4), 2-7.

Clink, Kellian. (November 6 2015). Queer Student Development Theory. IFO GLBTIQAA Conference. Minneapolis, MN

Clink, Kellian. (2014). Textbooks and the Changing Narratives of Woman Suffrage in the U.K. Suffragette Legacy Conference. Manchester England. (read by Camilla Rostvik).

Clink, Kellian. (2014). The Millennial Generation: Beyond the Hype. Preparing Leaders for a Brighter Tomorrow TRIO Leadership Symposium. Mankato, MN.

Clink, Kellian. (2014). Using the Library for Self-Advocacy. Preparing Leaders for a Brighter Tomorrow TRIO Leadership Symposium. Mankato, MN.

Clink, Kellian. (2013). Getting Great Fed, State and NGO websites to your patrons. Pacific Northwest Library Conference. Boise, ID.

Clink, Kellian. (2013). High School Textbooks and the Changing Narratives of Woman Suffrage. Northern Great Plains History Conference. Hudson, WI.

Clink, Kellian. (December, 2012). Getting the full story: Providing ready access to Specific Fderal, State & Nongovernmental Web Sites. Informed Librarian Online.

Bothmann, Bobby and Clink, Kellian. (2011). "Free Puppies:" Integrating Web Resources into the Catalog. Advances in Librarianship 34: (forthcoming).

Clink, Kellian and Bothmann, Bobby. (2011). "Free Puppies:" Integrating Web Resources into the Catalog. Presentation at Lib Tech 2011, St. Paul MN. March 16, 2011.

Clink, Kellian (2009). Transitions: Scaffolding Research Skills, Building Bridges, Creating New Knowledge. Pacific Northwest Library Association's Centennial Conference:"A Century of Cooperation, A Legacy of Leadership" August 5-7. Missoula, Montana.

Clink, Kellian and Amy Mukamuri. (2009). Exploring Best Practices for Identification, Assessment, Course Placement, Support Services, and Academic Monitoring of First Year students whose ACT writing scores indicate needs for skill building. Document written under the auspices of the University's Strategic Priorities Grant.

McClure, Randall and Clink, Kellian (2009) How do you know that? An investigation of student research practices in the digital age. Portal 9.1.Selected for inclusion in ALA's Research Review for 2009, Cite U Like, Recommended Reading from Portal, Current Cites & others.

Clink, Kellian and McDonnell, Pete (2008). “ Undergrads in the reference stacks? Using Reference Universe for Composition 101 Topics. Minnesota Library Association  Conference.  Bloomington, MN.

Clink, Kellian (2008). “What do college students learn in high school about research?” Minnesota Library Association Conference. November 21, Bloomington, MN. Portal 9.1.

Amy Mukamuri, Clink, Kellian and Pam Becker (2008). Advising and Advocacy for Refugee/Immigrant ESL Speakers. Professional Development Day. Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Schomberg, Jessica and Clink, Kellian (August 2007). Some Assessment Indicators. Presented at Library Services' staff retreat, Minnesota State University, Mankato. (Discussed survey results from junior & senior library users.)

Clink, Kellian. "Librarians and gumshoes: A look at the last decade's bestselling murder mysteries." Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, August 11, 2006.

Clink, Kellian and Peg Lawrence. "The information commons: A new paradigm." Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, August 10, 2006.

Clink, Kellian. " Gossip or Useful Information." Iowa City, IA: NACADA Region 6 Conference, May 19, 2006.

Clink, Kellian. "ACRL Information Literacy Standards and Composition Papers: How Are We Doing?" Montana Library Association. May 4, 2006.

Clink, Kellian."Evaluating Your Collection Using Student Papers." Montana Library Association Conference, Bozeman, MT: April, 2004.

Clink, Kellian. "Genealogy and Oral Histories: What’s the Connection?" South Central Genealogy Expo Mankato, MN: November, 2003.

Clink, Kellian. "Student Bibliographies: A Librarian's Examination." Presentation at the Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, Boise, ID: August, 2003.

Clink, Kellian and Brunner, Signe. "Barbara Kruger: Her place in art history, her work, how we can emulate her postmodern deconstruction and have fun at the same time!" A combination lecture/collage making event for Women's History Month sponsored by the Women's Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Spring, 2003.

Clink, Kellian. "The May Day Parade, The Heart of the Beast, The Powderhorn Neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN: A Celebration" 37th Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference October, 2002.

Clink, Kellian. "Bibliosisterhood" Women and Leadership Conference, Mankato, MN: 2002.

Clink, Kellian. "Historiography of the Dakota Conflict," Presentation at Northern Great Plains History Conference held in Grand Forks, ND: October, 2001.

Clink, Kellian. "Nuts and Bolts of Organizing" Women and Leadership Conference, 2001.

Clink, Kellian. "Women Artists." Presentation for the Geneva Public Library Lecture Series, Spring, 2000.

Clink, Kellian. "The Female Gaze: When the Photographer is a Woman." Presentation for the Geneva Public Library Lecture Series, Spring, 1999.

Clink, Kellian. "The Role of the Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs in the Public Library Movement in Minnesota." Presentation for the Bemidji Arts Council, July, 1994.

Clink, Kellian. "Feminism and Art Photography," Brown Bag Lunch Presentation, February 1993.

Clink, Kellian. "The IOLS as a Collection Development Tool," IN: Proceedings of the Integrated Online Library Systems Meetings Canfield, OH: Genaway and Associates, 1992.

Clink, Kellian and Loretta Johnson, "Taking Risks: Sharing Power in the Classroom," Presentation at 1991 Bush Conference on Undergraduate Education held in Minneapolis, MN: October, 1991.

Clink, Kellian. "Integrating Online Databases into an Online Catalog: Comparative Search Strategies," IN: Conference on Integrated Online Library Systems Canfield, OH: Genaway and Associates, 1991.

Clink, Kellian. (2015) IN: "The Academic Library's Role in Student Retention," PLNA Quarterly, 80(1).

Recent Awards:

  • Counseling and Student Personnel Extraordinary Service Award, April 2017.
  • Recipient of Customer Service Award, MSU Employee Recognition Program, 2003.
  • Recipient of Customer Service Award, MSU Employee Recognition Program, 2007.
  • Recipient of Sigma Sigma Sigma Service Award. Spring 2008.
  • Recognition through Women of Vision and Courage Award 2004-2012.
  • Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society.
  • MSSA Award Recipient 2010.
  • Order of Omega Faculty Member of the Year Spring 2012



    • Teacher in the Honors Program. Courses have included the Dakota Conflict and History of Books and Libraries.
    • Conference attendance included a workshop at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, the Pacific North West Library Associaton Conference, the ALA Conference and Montana Library Association Conference.