Seminar C: Put a Hashtag On It: #LibrariesofInstagram*

21 Jun 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber

Seminar C: Put a Hashtag On It: #LibrariesofInstagram*

Sponsored by B & L Rootenberg Rare Books

Instagram has over 440 million users, and was named “one of the most influential social networks in the world.” Libraries and special collections have transformed the app from a “fun way to share your life” into a hub for collaborative exhibitions and conversations – an engine for audience building, outreach, and inter-institutional participation.

The session, led by representatives of special collections accounts in academia, public, and national research libraries, will demonstrate how Instagram helps explain What We Do, How We Do It, and What’s in the Vault. Hosts will offer ideas on creating and archiving mini-exhibitions, hosting “InstaMeets” and “challenges,” cross-posting, and developing internal policies.

This seminar will be hands-on. Join the conversation on taking photos, content selection, posting management, and fostering expanded engagement.

Suggested reading: Session hashtag: #RBMS17IG

Jason W. Dean, Southwestern University (@suspeccoll)
Diane Dias De Fazio, New York Public Library (@archibrarian)
Lauren Hewes, American Antiquarian Society (@americanantiquarian)
Jay Sylvestre, University of Miami Libraries (@um_spec_coll)

Moderator: Agnieszka Czeblakow, University of Texas San Antonio (@utsaspeccoll)

*This session will be recorded.