Libraries: the OG Internet

My first job was as an editorial assistant at a textbook company. Along with sorting through the slush pile, I was also responsible for fact checking and verifying excerpts to be reprinted in anthologies and collections. Though not quite in the days before the Internet, this was before massive quantities of content had been digitized. ...

Fundraising 2.0

Last month, I ran my first half marathon. I will spare you all the sweaty details, only to say that it has been the highlight of my 2011 thus far. Part of that was achieving a personal goal. I can think of few things more rewarding than indentifying something you want to do, then doing every ...

Eminem vs. Eminem

Congratulations, Eminem. The Super Bowl made you a lot of money. In case you missed them, Eminem was in not one, but two Super Bowl ads. His sponsorship probably cost Brisk and Chrysler a few pretty pennies. But which one made the most of their considerable investment? Brisk: This ad is consistent with Brisk’s brand ...

Social Media: Not for Everyone

I’ve been spending a lot of time on LinkedIn lately. Yes, yes… it’s always important to nurture and cultivate your network, but I have not been spending hours on LinkedIn for my own benefit. Nope, this has been 100% work-related. Mind you, this has not been a particularly fun task. LinkedIn as a platform has a ...