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OLA 2018: Using the Library for Recruitment and Retention
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Using the Library for Recruitment and Retention

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Diplomat Room

Many universities stress the importance of recruitment to all employees and departments. This program will discuss ways in which SWOSU Libraries has joined forces with other departments to aid in both recruitment and retention. The program will also cover what other academic libraries have done for both recruitment and retention. There will be time at the end of the session to share and discuss ideas

Presented by: April Miller
Sponsored by: University and College Division
Designed for: Academic libraries
Areas of interest: Recruitment, Management

April MillerApril Miller is the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) at Sayre Campus Librarian, the Campus & Community Outreach Coordinator for SWOSU Libraries, as well as an Assistant Professor at SWOSU.  In these roles, she oversees the daily operations of the McMahan Library on the Sayre Campus, plans and promotes various programs and events for both the Al Harris Library (Weatherford) and McMahan Library (Sayre), and teaches Freshman Orientation and various Library Instruction classes.  April began her library career working part-time at the Clinton Public Library, a part of the Western Plains Library System. She was later promoted to serve as both the Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and handle the webpage and all graphic and marketing materials for the library system. During this time, she discovered her love and passion for libraries, and felt compelled to get her MLIS. April is an avid reader, and enjoys sharing her love of reading, art and puzzles with her 5-year-old son.  She loves crafting, as well as genealogy, and acts as her family’s unofficial archivist. April is a member of both the Clinton Art Council, and the Western Plains Weatherford Genealogy Society.

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