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Master of Library and Information Science, 2007, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Awards and Scholarships:

  • Student-to-Staff Award to attend American Library Association Conference
  • Graduate Student Organization conference travel award
  • Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i Scholarship
  • LIS Department Tuition waiver award
  • Mary Edward Professional Award

Bachelor of Arts in English, 2003, University of California at Berkeley


Instruction & Outreach Librarian, June 2013 – Present, California Maritime Academy Library, Vallejo, CA

  • Teach a section or sections of a 2-unit Information Literacy course (LIB100) each semester
  • Teach course-integrated research skills and concepts
  • Work with discipline-based faculty to integrate Information Literacy into the curriculum
  • Oversee, develop, and participate in Library outreach activities to students, staff, and faculty
  • Create professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on research skills and emerging technologies
  • Provide multidisciplinary reference service in-person and online
  • Share in collection development responsibilities

Web Services Librarian, August 2009 – May 2013, Golden Gate University Library, San Francisco, CA

  • Coordinate development of the University Library web presence, working collegially with others to create, assess, revise, and maintain web content, navigation, and access to resources
  • Provide reference services to Golden Gate University affiliates, via phone, IM, email and in-person
  • Serve as the library’s subject specialist and liaison for Finance, Economics, Information Technology Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, and Healthcare Informatics
  • Provide face-to-face and online research instruction to classes in liaison departments
  • Work with other library staff members and faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in all relevant media
  • Participate in library planning, assessment, and evaluation

Reference and Instruction Librarian, August 2007 – July 2009, University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu Library, Pearl City, Hawai‘i

  • Provided reference service via phone, email, and in-person
  • Collaborated with teaching faculty to provide library instruction for entire campus
  • Made appointments for personal research consultations with students
  • Carried out collection development and acquisitions for all curricular areas
  • Collaborated with University of Hawai‘i librarians on system-wide online information literacy tutorial and assessment tool
  • Designed subject area web pages for library web site
  • Lead planning of library web site redesign
  • Implemented federated searching system
  • Designed videos and online tutorials
  • Supervised and trained student workers


Hanson, M. & Adams, A.L. (2014). Who Do They Think We Are? Addressing Library Identity Perception In The Academy. In 2014 CARL Conference Proceedings.

Hanson, M., Tweet, A., Pischke, K. & Adams, A.L. (2014). Are We There Yet? Rev Up Your Productivity With Project Management Tools. In 2014 CARL Conference Proceedings.

Hanson, M. (2014). Google Public Data Explorer. Public Services Quarterly, 10(1), 13-14.

Hanson, M. On The Go: Developing A Mobile Web Presence For Your Library. In 2012 CARL Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from

Hofer, A.R., & Hanson, M. (2011). Beyond the One-Shot Instruction Session: Semester-long Partnerships for International Student Success. In P. Jackson & P. Sullivan (Eds.), International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.

Hofer, A.R., & Hanson, M. (2010). Upstairs-downstairs: Working with a campus assessment coordinator and other allies for effective information literacy assessment. In 2010 CARL Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from


  • Video Magic: Student Filmmaking with GoPros. Presentation at LOEX Conference, Denver, CO, May 1, 2015. Slides available from
  • What Does the Public Say? Analyzing Online News Article Comments About Libraries. Poster session with Annis Lee Adams at California Library Association Conference, Oakland, CA, November 9, 2014. Poster available from
  • Student to Author: Using Wikipedia to Improve Undergraduate Research & Writing. Presentation with Michele Van Hoeck at Maritime Education Summit, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine, October 19, 2014. Slides available from
  • Comics in Class: Assessing Metacognition in Graphical Research Narratives. Presentation with Michele Van Hoeck at Library Instruction West at Portland State University, July 24, 2014. Slides available from
  • Student to Superhero: Freshmen Tell Their Research Stories. Poster session with Michele Van Hoeck at ALA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 28, 2014. Poster available from
  • Teaching Visualization: Effective Communication In Visual Formats. Presentation at WILU Conference, London, Ontario, May 21, 2014. Slides available from
  • Who Do They Think We Are? Addressing Library Identity Perception In The Academy. Presentation with Annis Lee Adams at California Academic & Research Libraries Conference, San Jose CA, April 6, 2014. Slides available from
  • Are We There Yet? Rev Up Your Productivity With Project Management Tools. Invited Preconference workshop with Andrew Tweet, Kevin Pischke and Annis Lee Adams at CARL Conference, San Jose CA, April 4, 2014. Slides available from
  • Research Mapping with Google Maps Engine. Presentation with Michele Van Hoeck for Encouraging Innovation and Technology: HHLib 9 Online Conference. Feb 27, 2014. Slides available from
  • Soaring in the Cloud: Collaboration Tools for Superhero Librarians. Presentation with Annis Lee Adams at Hawaii Library Association Conference, Nov 9, 2013. Slides available from
  • Speed Dating for Project Management Software. Presentation with Andrew Tweet, Kevin Pischke, and Annis Lee Adams at Internet Librarian, Oct 29, 2013. Slides available from
  • Tripping Hazards: Where do patrons stumble on our websites? Presentation with Annis Lee Adams at Internet Librarian, Oct 28, 2013. Slides available from
  • Give ’em the business: Be a biz wiz with interactive business reference tools. Presentation with Annis Lee Adams at Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, April 11 2013. Slides available from
  • Triangulating Mountains of Data: Using Three Data Sets for Website Content Analysis. Poster session with Annis Lee Adams at SCELC Research Day, March 5, 2013. Poster available from
  • Free Biz Resources: Visualization tools for business research. Cybertour with Lee Adams at Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 24, 2012. Slides available from
  • On the Go: Developing a mobile web presence for your library. Lightning Talk at CARL conference, San Diego, CA, April 5, 2012. Slides available from
  • Brain Dump: Using Mind Maps for Topic Development. Poster session at WILU Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, June 2011. Handout and poster available from
  • Competence vs. Confidence: Assessment Knockdown! Poster session with Amy Hofer at ACRL Conference, Philadelphia PA, April 2011. Handout and poster available from
  • Throw out the hash marks! Dig deeper with reference statistics. Presentation with Christian DeLay at Hawaii Library Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, November 2010. Handout and slides available from
  • Terra incognita with no GPS: A case study approach to mapping assessment. Presentation with Amy Hofer at LOEX of the West conference, Calgary, Canada, June 2010. Handout and slides available from
  • Information Literacy Outreach: Connecting with Campus Partners. Panel with Annette Marines and Nicole Greenland, CCLI conference, May 2010.
  • Upstairs-downstairs: Working with a campus assessment coordinator and other allies for effective information literacy assessment. Presentation with Amy Hofer at CARL conference, Sacramento CA, April 2010. Conference proceedings available from
  • Web 2.0 in Information Literacy online tutorials. Poster session with Diane Nahl at American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL, July 2009. Poster available from
  • LILO: Learning Information Literacy Online. Cyber Zed Shed presentation at ACRL conference, Seattle WA, March 2009.
  • Assessing Information Literacy Online. Poster session with Kevin Roddy at Assessment Poster Session, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, November 2008.
  • Assessing Information Literacy Online. Presentation with Kevin Roddy at Internet Librarian Conference, Monterey, CA, October 2008. Slides available from
  • LILO and Laulima: Assessing Information Literacy Local-Style. Presentation with Lari-Ann Au at Hawai‘i Library Assocation Conference, Maui, HI, October 2008. Slides available from
  • Press One for Yes: Using Clickers for Library Instruction and Information Literacy Assessment. Presentation with Junie Hayashi and Becky Rathgeber at Hawai‘i Library Association Conference, Maui, HI, October 2008. Slides available from


University Committees

  • Curriculum Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • Institutional Review Board, 2014 – 2015
  • VP for Advancement Search Committee, 2015
  • Library Dean Search Committee, 2015
  • Project Management Software Selection Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • Homecoming Committee, 2014
  • Chair, inaugural Cal Maritime Photo Contest Committee, 2013 – 2015
  • Chair, inaugural Cal Maritime Film Series Committee, 2013 – 2015
  • Co-Advisor, Cal Maritime Student Craft Club, 2014
  • Co-Advisor, Cal Maritime Student Short Story Club, 2014
  • Cal Maritime Unity Council Event Subcommittee Leader, 2013 – 2014
  • Cal Maritime Talloires Declaration Ad Hoc Committee, 2013 – 2014
  • Cal Maritime Shared Literary Experience Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • GGU Content Management System Selection Committee, 2012 – 2013
  • GGU Website Redesign Committee, 2009 – 2010
  • UH – West O‘ahu General Education Committee, 2008 – 2009

Library Committees

  • Co-Chair, New Student Library Orientation Program, 2013 – 2015
  • GGU Digital Commons Implementation Team, 2012 – 2013
  • GGU Hiring Committee Chair
    • Electronic Resources Librarian, January 2011
    • Part-Time On-Call Reference Librarians, March 2012
  • GGU Libraries OPAC Redesign Committee, 2011
  • GGU Summon Implementation Team, 2010 – 2011
  • Treasurer, Hawaii Voyager Users Group, August 2007 – July 2009
    • collaborated on annual meeting planning and execution
  • UH Libraries Information Literacy Committee (recorder), August 2007 – July 2009
    • work on LILO (Learning Information Literacy Online) tutorial, create informational videos, brainstorm and implement information literacy programs, plan and lead an information literacy workshop for faculty at UH West Oahu
  • UH Libraries Circulation/ISL Committee, August 2007-July 2009
  • UH Libraries WebVoyage Committee, August 2008-July 2009


  • California Conference on Library Instruction Steering Committee, May 2010 – 2015
    • Chair, August 2011 – July 2012
    • Poster Session Subcommittee Chair, August 2012 – 2015
  • BayNet Executive Board, May 2011 – present
    • Chair, Professional Development Grant Committee, Spring 2015 – present
      • Created BayNet Professional Development Grant Program, 2015
    • President, May 2013 – 2014
    • Vice-President, May 2012 – May 2013
    • Mentoring Program Chair, May 2011 – May 2012
      • Created BayNet Mentoring Program, 2011
    • At-Large Representative, May 2011 – April 2012
  • Hawaii Library Association (HLA) Board of Directors, November 2007 – 2008
    • helped plan Spring meeting, Corporate Sponsorship chair for HLA 2008 conference, created 2009 HLA fundraising calendar for libraries in Yap, Micronesia