#Alaina24: A Day in the Life of a “Day in the Life”

On October 11, 2012, the University of Michigan-Flint embarked on its first 24-hour photo project. We weren’t the first to try and capture a “day in the life,” but our successes and challenges were our own. It was #UMFLINT24, and it was beautiful. I knew I was going to love it. A day full of … Continue reading #Alaina24: A Day in the Life of a “Day in the Life”

This Job is Important

Working in higher education likely means something different to every person who finds herself here. For me, it's opportunity. It's empowerment. It's independence. It's decisions and growth and responsibility. It's being a part of a place where so many people come together to do, make, build, change. It's all of the things that were so … Continue reading This Job is Important

Posts by Others (or: Timeline for Pages is Still Hard)

Back in March, I wrote a post called "Facebook Timeline for Pages: Why is this so hard?" To date, the post has been viewed 9,160 times, and continues to be the most-read post on my blog every single day. This tells me two things: 1. I was not alone in my frustration; and 2. People … Continue reading Posts by Others (or: Timeline for Pages is Still Hard)

Data-Driven Social Media Strategy (Part 4): Evaluation

It’s been some time since I’ve shared my progress as I work toward finalizing my university's social media strategy. This is no accident. Some time was spent researching measurement tools. Then some time was spent playing around with said tools. At the moment, the testing of measurement tools is on hold. This sounds cryptic and … Continue reading Data-Driven Social Media Strategy (Part 4): Evaluation

Blogging Resources from Enriching Scholarship

Today I had the pleasure of co-presenting a session at the University of Michigan's 2012 Enriching Scholarship, called "Top Ten Tools to Tell Terrific Tales" (how's that that for alliteration?). Together with Matthew Adams of LSA Web Services, Nicole Rhoads from the News Service, and emerging technologies librarian Patricia Anderson, we shared a plethora of … Continue reading Blogging Resources from Enriching Scholarship