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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 awareness and support of library resources. Her research interests explore themes in inclusive teaching, outreach, accessible learning environments and library history.  


MS, Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2022

MLIS, Library Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2022

BA, Public Relations and Advertising, DePaul University 2018

Publications and other Intellectual Contributions

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.