Library Staff Directory

Mildner, Samara

Samara Mildner

Sr. Administrative Assistant
Technical Services

YUL Committees Membership: 

I began my role as a Sr. Administrative Assistant, Library Technical Services in 03-16-2018 as a casual employee, and later both applied and secured the role as a permanent employee 04-23-2018.  Prior to Yale, I spent all of my career in the Corporate sector; I can honestly say that I enjoy both equally. I managed to come up to speed pretty quickly on Yale's processes, procedures, and policies as they concern Library TS, and I'm interested in broadening my knowledge-base within other divisions/departments.

I hold a BA in French and a Masters in Education.


  • Library Technical Services - Workplace Culture Group
  • YUL Administrative Assistants Committee


  • New Haven Reads - Tutor
  • Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County Youth United 

Experience/Areas of Interest

  • Sourcing Operations & Procurement
  • Event Planning
  • Immigration, global mobility, domestic relocation
  • Demonstrated strength in customer focused service orientation to meet high customer expectations 
  • Ability to develop trust & cultivate working relationships to shape & influence others 
  • Ability to multi-task & adapt to rapidly changing priorities, technology, processes, and procedures 
  • Ability to utilize judgment/discretion to determine when to escalate issues, according to risks & circumstances, within the  environment

Technologies (includes those used outside of Yale):

  • Workday (procurement/expenses)
  • Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, Yammer, Skype, Box) 
  • Egencia
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Qualtrics 
  • GSuite (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Slides)
  • Oracle Purchasing 
  • Concur (travel/expenses)
  • Support Central (collaboration & document management/repository tool)
  • Cisco (TP, CMR, WebEx, Jabber) 
  • ServiceNow (Contingent Workers)
  • IDM (Identity Manager) 
  • DropBox (cloud file storage/sharing/collaboration)