My interest in social media and archives stems from work I did for the College Archives & Special Collections of Columbia College Chicago in 2016. As a millennial, I understand the importance of social media as an outreach tool, and how fun it can be to share things one loves with other people who love those things as well.
For Columbia College, I designed a comprehensive social media plan that overhauled their current usage. I analyzed best practices and trends within the archives and special collections community on social media. I then transitioned that experience into my role as a graduate assistant in the archives at Dominican University. I founded and manned their accounts through the second half of 2016, before graduating in January of 2017. All content was planned, designed, and posted by me. In my most recent position as an interim reference librarian at Dominican University, I have continued to design marketing materials for programs. Examples of my work can be seen below; all items are copyright 2016-2017 Dominican University or copyright 2016-2017 Madeline McDermott and may not be reused or reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the copyright holder. Please contact me for more details.