Behind The ‘Gram, Ivy The ‘Lab-Rarian’ And Dartmouth’s Academic Juggernauts | The Dartmouth

The Dartmouth Library’s witty Instagram posts purpose to attach “tutorial juggernauts” to considered one of campus’ most frequented areas.
                                    
                                                by Hannah Shariff
                                                                                                 | 10/6/21 2:20am
                                                
                        
                    
                                
                                                    
                    
                                    At first look, the Dartmouth Library Instagram account could possibly be mistaken for an unofficial,  student-run web page. Scrolling via the posts, photographs of ‘Lab-rarian’ Ivy — the unofficial mascot of the library — complement useful infographics about library assets and pictures of scholars laborious at work, captioned with peculiar family-friendly derivations of the popularly used scholar phrase “tutorial weapons.” Favourite derivations embody tutorial “harmonizing yodelers” and “sole survivors of misplaced whaling ships.” 

The content material isn’t solely digital; offline social media tasks — such because the current sticker scavenger hunt — have helped college students uncover new areas of a long-cherished area on campus. It appears that evidently post-pandemic, @dartmouthlibrary is searching for to revitalize what Baker-Berry means to Dartmouth, each on-line and in particular person — and the group behind the account appears to be having some enjoyable whereas doing it. 
                                Library communications supervisor Tom Remp famous that the aim of the posts is to mix humor with useful info. Starting his place three months earlier than the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Remp spearheaded the transformation of @dartmouthlibrary. Earlier than taking over the function of communications supervisor for the library, Remp was the social media supervisor for the Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. 
                
                                

“[My former position] taught me find out how to put in messaging that I actually imagine in and the power to get essential issues throughout with out taking it too critically,” Remp mentioned. 

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