University Admissions Offices & Social Media

Check out the University of Chicago’s College Admissions Tumblr. It’s a great mix of official and zany. And I’m no expert or anything, but I think they may have won the unofficial “Call Me Maybe” meme contest.

It is possible — and desirable — for traditional institutions like universities and libraries to take a lighter approach to interacting with the public. It humanizes the organization, and shows that while we take what we do very seriously, we have a sense of humor about it.

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Cecily Walker is a middle career librarian who writes about libraries, management, front-end development, user experience, and life. She manages systems projects at Vancouver Public Library, and serves on the Editorial Board of In The Library With the Lead Pipe an open source journal of library and information science.

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