By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow
If you follow Cool@Hoole’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, you may have noticed a new flurry of activity. Ashley Bond, a graduate student from the School of Library and Information Studies currently working in outreach within the Division of Special Collections, designed a hashtag (#) initiative to help spread awareness about our collections to a wider audience both within and outside the University of Alabama.
Side note: Not sure what a hashtag is or what it does? Learn more by watching this video by Boot Camp Digital.
Each day during the workweek, an item from the Division of Special Collections will be paired with a common hashtag. For example, a photograph of a historic football game program might be paired with #footballfriday to raise awareness about the presence of the University Archives within Hoole Library.
Hashtags like this are a fun way to remember UA’s history. After all, winning football championships are just another one of our traditions here at the Capstone!
Please feel free to suggest hashtags you’d like us to use in the the future by replying here or talking to us over on Facebook or Twitter. If you haven’t yet, make sure to subscribe to our Twitter and Facebook feeds to catch all the fun.