Lara Miller

Head of Library Teaching & Assessment

Lara Miller is the Head of Teaching & Assessment (Assistant rank) at Emory University's Oxford College Library. Lara holds a Master's in Library Science from Indiana University and a B.A. in Peace & Global Studies from Earlham College. 

Lara works with faculty and students on library research & information literacy instruction for the Anthropology, Art, Dance, Philosophy, Political Science, & Sociology departments at Oxford. She teaches information literacy sessions for departmental courses and Discovery Seminars. Lara also chairs the Research Practices and Assessment teams at the Oxford College Libraries.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Lara for any research consultations.


Education

BA| Earlham College| 2016

MS| Library Science| 2018

Publications

Lara Miller, Rebecca Blakiston, & Yingxuan (Bob) Liu (2021) DesignOps in an Academic Library: Reducing Barriers, Improving Efficiency, and Scaling Impact of Design and Research, Journal of Library Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2021.2006984

Presentations

El-Khayat, Y., Franco, N., & Miller, L. (2021). “Community building with conversations about COVID-19.” Medical Libraries Association Conference (Virtual).

Miller, L. (2021).” Pell-Grant students: technology lending and student success.” Association for College and Research Libraries Conference (Virtual).

Miller, L. (2020). “Supporting student success: Pell Grant student experiences with library technology lending services.” Library Assessment Conference (Virtual).

Miller, L., Sogge. M. (2020). “Assessment methods.” Workshop for the UArizona Assessment Institute (Tucson, AZ).

Blakiston, R., Liu, B. & Miller, L. (2019). “Approaches to assessing the user experience.” Workshop for Assessment in the A.M. Training Series (Tucson, AZ). Invited. 

Blakiston, R. L., Miller, L., & Curl, A. D. (2019). “Creating user-centered website navigation.” University of Arizona IT Summit (Tucson, AZ).

Miller, L., Nichols, J. T., & Paschke-Wood, J. (2019). “Planning and assessing outreach to different campus user groups.” Arizona Library Association Annual Meeting (Tucson, AZ).

Asher, A., Koh, H., & Miller, L. (2019). “The library in international student life: a holistic investigation of first-year information literacy development.” International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries (Aberystwyth, Wales).

Schalewski, L., Brown, T., Bryan, P., Forecki, M., Miller, L., & Sogge, M. (2019). “Designing and conducting successful focus groups.” Workshop for Assessment in the A.M. Training Series at UArizona (Tucson, AZ). Invited.

Research Interests

Information literacy acquisition, library instruction pedagogy, assessment methods in libraries, and user experience best practices