The University of Houston Libraries event, LinkedIn at the Library, received honorable mention in the 2018 Texas Library Association (TLA) Branding Iron Awards community engagement category.
LinkedIn at the Library began as a microgrant project in 2013 and has since continued each semester. The goal of the event is to help UH students successfully use the networking platform in their career search. Now coordinated by the Libraries’ Campus Engagement Committee, LinkedIn at the Library connects staff from the Libraries and University Career Services with students to improve their LinkedIn profiles and online networking skills. “Through excellent collaboration and promotion, LinkedIn at the Library has increased in popularity on campus, empowering students to create the best online presence possible,” said dean Lisa German.
The TLA Branding Iron Awards recognize the inspiring and creative work of libraries across the state in marketing of services, programs, and events. The community engagement category highlights programming or events designed to meet community needs done in partnership with other organizations inside or outside of the library facilities, and participation in organizations and groups that positively impact the community.