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  • Advisors as Allies: Connecting Libraries and Academic Advising 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    Nearly every college student is assigned to and familiar with how to communicate with their academic advisor; unfortunately, the same cannot be said for most students and their liaison librarian. Though librarians and ...
  • Building Your Brand and Communicating for Collaboration in a Brand New Role 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    Newly created roles in libraries are an exciting opportunity, but can also be confusing: for colleagues, your campus and community. The confusion is only compounded when a position breaks with tradition or is built on ...
  • Building Your Brand and Communicating for Collaboration in a Brand New Role 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    Newly created roles in libraries are an exciting opportunity, but can also be confusing: for colleagues, your campus and community. The confusion is only compounded when a position breaks with tradition or is built on ...
  • Building Your Network 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    Social mixers and elevator pitches may be where your mind goes when you think about networking, but there are many ways to connect with others in libraries that fall outside of the conventional wisdom. The NMRT Online ...
  • Connecting Commuter and Military-Affiliated Students to Campus and Community 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    A student success librarian describes two successful programs implemented during the 2021-2022 academic year targeting commuter and military-affiliated students. Each program was implemented in close partnership with ...
  • Cutting Through COVID-19 Communications Overload: Which Emails Engaged Personal Librarian Students? 

    Birkenhauer, Laura; Floyd, Nate
    When the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a move to remote learning for many in early 2020, those employed in higher education turned to email as a primary method for communicating and remaining virtually connected with ...
  • Digital Wellness: Strategies for Supporting Student Well-Being Online 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    With 24/7 device access and frequent social media use proving problematic to the success of our students, this poster presents an argument for digital wellness instruction in libraries, potential campus collaborators for ...
  • Discussions at a Distance: Autonomy in Asynchronous Course Assignments 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    After instructing a typically in-person, first-year experience course in an asynchronous, online format for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this instructor sought student feedback on both the modes of discussion ...
  • Future Focused Outreach with Campus and Community Collaborations 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    In changing times, outreach efforts play a major role in meaningfully connecting users to the academic library of the 21st century. Collaborations, both on- and off-campus, are vital to the success of such endeavors. This ...
  • Pandemic Proof Partnerships 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    An academic librarian discusses campus partnerships that continued despite the unexpected changes that have characterized the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a new partnership established during this time. Presentation details ...
  • Putting a Place to a Name: Connecting Sophomores to Campus 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    With campus offices closed to visitors and students studying remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, some first-year students ended the 2020-21 academic year without having ever set foot in the physical locations for important ...
  • RecrEational REading: Reflections on a Digital Leisure Reading Pilot 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    After initiating a shift in leisure reading purchasing from leased print titles to E-book and E-audio titles in response to the events of 2020, librarians reflect on a year of the pilot project: How was the collection ...
  • Student Health and Wellness and the Library 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    The COVID-19 pandemic made clear that student health and wellness is a priority for every area of campus, including the library. As students continued to struggle with stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns after ...
  • The University Library and Student Success: What's the Connection? 

    Birkenhauer, Laura
    The Miami University Libraries recently hired for a new role: Student Success Librarian. While the emphasis on student engagement and success is nothing new for the Libraries, a frequently asked question remains: “What ...