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Maddi Brenner: Business Outreach and Reference Librarian

Business Librarian

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Maddi Brenner

About Maddi

Maddi Brenner is the Outreach and Reference Librarian for the Business Library. In her role, she fosters collaboration and engagement with students and faculty to promote library resources. She is passionate about bridging gaps between information knowledge, libraries and accessible learning environments. Her research interests explore information in society and how information institutions are perceived through both a historical and/or contemporary lens.


MS, Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MLIS, Library Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BA, Public Relations and Advertising, DePaul University

Publications and other Intellectual Contributions

Brenner, M. (anticipated 2023). "Neighborhood Library Modernization": Public Library Expansion and Racial Inequality in Milwaukee during the 1960s. Libraries: Culture, History and Society. 

Rardin, J. & Brenner, M. (June 2023). Sharing your research with the world: An exploration of conference mediums and effective presentations. The Librarian Parlor (online).

Anderson, A. M., Phillips, A. L., & Brenner, M. (2022). Meeting Them Where They Are: Online LIS Students and Mental Health Supports. The Library Quarterly (Chicago)92(4), 379–387.

Brenner, M. (Nov. 2021). Borrowing beyond the books: A reactionary piece on mixed-used libraries in Milwaukee. e-polis: Urban Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (online).


Brenner, M. (May 2022). Re-Imagining Reference through WTMJ-TV Film: An Exploratory Analysis on Wisconsin's WTMJ-TV Film and Online Platforms for Users. Presentation presented in the Pop-up Sessions at the Midwest Archives Conference 2022. 

Brenner, M. (Nov. 2021). Beyond the Books: An Exploratory Analysis on Mixed-use Libraries in Milwaukee. Proposal presented at the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference 2021.

Phillips, A., Anderson, A, & Brenner, M. (2020). Special Interest Group Transforming LIS Education through Disability Inclusion Session. Paper presented at the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Virtual Annual Conference 2020.

My Associations

American Library Association

Business Reference and Services (BRASS)

Association of College and Research Libraries

Library History Round Table (LHRT)