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Untitled. Libraries are doing lots of cool things on Instagram.


For instance, just yesterday was #libraryshelfie day and tons of libraries posted pics of staff, patrons, and even dogs with shelves of books. Libraries are sharing #bookface pics where people pose with covers of books that line up with their faces. They highlight their programs and facilities. They advocate for literacy and community. It’s awesome. Five ways libraries are using Instagram to share collections and draw public interest.

Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating ways.

Five ways libraries are using Instagram to share collections and draw public interest.

The latest platform that libraries are experimenting with is Instagram, which allows users to take photos on their smart phones, apply exciting filters and add hashtags, and then share these images online with their followers. Amy Mollett and Anthony McDonnell investigate how libraries are making the most of this visually-engaging platform. This piece originally appeared as an Editor’s Column on LSE Review of Books. With photos of the latest books available to borrow, snaps of library visitors attending workshops, and shots of behind the scenes activities, Instagram is fast becoming an exciting platform through which libraries and librarians can share news, achievements, and images of everyday life among the bookshelves. 1. 2. 10 Instagram Tips for Instasuccess. Instagram Hacks: 68 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About. Master these Instagram hacks and start posting like a pro.

Instagram Hacks: 68 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Table of contents General Instagram hacks Instagram hacks for photo and video sharing Instagram Story hacks. Untitled. When choosing the right image or video for Instagram often it is hard to know which are the best formats of which Instagram supports.


We've put together this article to give you the recommend image and video formats as well as recommend the size for when scheduling your Instagram posts. Images. Toolkits. Open Educational Resources (OER) Toolkit School librarians have observed open educational resources (OER) take root in higher education and have grappled with how to translate the OER movement to K–12 educational settings.


The AASL OER Implementation Task Force’s charge was to position school librarians in OER efforts that will help extend their role as leaders within their schools, align with the AASL Standards, and provide professional development and make school libraries Future Ready. This toolkit can be used to help school librarians understand the process of curating and creating OER for their school, district, and/or state. Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide To aid school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities, AASL tasked a 2019 ALA Emerging Leaders team with developing a guide of reflection activities and resources based on the Include Shared Foundation in the National School Library Standards.

How to edit videos on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. The Photos app lets you change the length of your video or slow it down directly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

How to edit videos on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac

Mad About Marketing: Fun Ways to Advertise Library Programs. Librarians are well aware of the importance of advertising for programs — after all, our program attendance depends on it, and there's no motivator like the fear of an empty room.

Mad About Marketing: Fun Ways to Advertise Library Programs

Outside-the-box marketing is a fun way to reboot your program promotion. But do you ever get tired of making the same old fliers for each event? Isn’t it disappointing when you create a Facebook event page and have 87 people click “going,” but only 3 show up? Try these out-of-the-box advertising ideas for your next program, and you might be pleasantly surprised to see some new faces. Sidewalk signs Sidewalk signs have been hugely beneficial for my library's larger programs. If we really want to get people’s attention, we tie some balloons on it and put it in the middle of the road — with the mayor’s permission, of course!

Window displays. Social Media Privacy Infographic. Pew Study Shows Teens More Likely to Use Instagram or YouTube Over Facebook. Social media has become such an integral part of society, it can sometimes be hard to imagine modern life without it.

Pew Study Shows Teens More Likely to Use Instagram or YouTube Over Facebook

The usefulness of social media as a way to connect with friends and family, meet new people, share ideas, and communicate with businesses means social media will be around for decades to come. That doesn't necessarily mean there won't be changes. The latest survey from Pew Research Center suggests that the next generation of social-media users may use social media in different ways than people do now.

The Pew Research Center recently surveyed U.S. teens between the ages of 13 and 17. There were no signs that the next generation of consumers have any qualms about using the internet and technology. (1) New Message! User demographic statistics for any social media network are an essential piece of data for any marketing strategy.

(1) New Message!

Just like how you want to know who uses your products and services, knowing who’s on what platform aids you in researching, advertising and marketing decisions. As the social space is constantly changing, it’s handy to know updated statistics as you revisit your decisions and tailor content to the way your audience uses different platforms. Click below to jump to the social media network you want to find more demographic data on: Why does demographic data matter? Social Media Demographics to Inform your Strategy in 2020. Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018. Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

Today, roughly half (51%) of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they use Facebook, notably lower than the shares who use YouTube, Instagram or Snapchat. This shift in teens’ social media use is just one example of how the technology landscape for young people has evolved since the Center’s last survey of teens and technology use in 2014-2015. Most notably, smartphone ownership has become a nearly ubiquitous element of teen life: 95% of teens now report they have a smartphone or access to one. These mobile connections are in turn fueling more-persistent online activities: 45% of teens now say they are online on a near-constant basis. The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. Global Instagram user age & gender distribution 2019. Basic Account Get to know the platform You only have access to basic statistics. Premium Account. Untitled. Feed.

How Instagram Feed Works Instagram Feed is a place where you can share and connect with the people and things you care about. When you open Instagram or refresh your feed, the photos and videos we think you care about most will appear towards the top of your feed. In addition to seeing content from people and hashtags you follow, you may also see suggested accounts that are relevant to your interests. Something Went Wrong We're having trouble playing this video.To watch the video, please upgrade your web browser. All posts from accounts you follow on Instagram will appear in your feed. Instagram's technology uses different ways, or signals, to determine the order of posts in your feed.

Likelihood you’ll be interested in the contentDate the post was shared Previous interactions with the person posting At times, you might see a post from a few days ago in your feed. You can see when a photo or video was posted by looking at the bottom of the post, below the caption and comments. Tagging and Mentions. Instagram Help Center Tagging and Mentions Tagging People in Your Photos and Videos. Sharing to Other Social Networks. When you take a photo or video on Instagram, you'll have the option to turn sharing on or off for each of the social networks (like Facebook or Twitter) you want to share to. To adjust your settings to share on social networks: Go to your profile and tap .Tap Settings.Tap Account > Linked Accounts, then tap a social network to log in and link the accounts.

Learn how to stop sharing to other social networks. Layout for iPhone. Editing and Deleting Posts. Using stickers on Instagram. If you're not seeing certain stickers on Instagram, make sure your app is updated to the latest version by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store. What's the Best Instagram Image Size 2020? Complete Guide. How to Create Graphics for Instagram Stories. By Jennifer Herman, Eric Butow, Corey Walker If you enjoy posting graphics versus photos, you’ll be happy to hear that you can use graphics in Instagram Stories. Create your graphic in Illustrator or Photoshop, making sure the graphic is 1,080 pixels wide x 1,920 pixels high. Export the graphic as a .jpg, and email it to yourself. Next, open the email on your phone, and download it to your camera roll.

Then upload the graphic to Instagram Stories in the same way you upload a photo. Untitled. Untitled. 9 Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library. NOTE: Originally published in 2012 Instagram is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that's currently being used by over 80 million users. Instagram 101 for Libraries. A Quickstart Guide from LibraryLinkNJ Share what's happening at your library Getting Started Download the app and set up an account.Choose a username that matches your handle on Twitter, Pinterest or other social spaces. Consider using the same profile photo, too. Untitled. I recently attended the annual MCN conference in Dallas, TX, where lots of digitally-minded museum, library, and cultural people get together to learn from and about each other. While there, I gave an Ignite talk. Ignite is a specific style of talk where there are 20 slides, and each advances automatically after 15 seconds.

Instagram Help. Untitled. New library card holders celebrate in #FirstLibraryCard posts from Worcester, Mass. (l.), and Jersey City, N.J. Today’s librarians are typically well versed in social media, and for many, one platform in particular shines brighter than the rest: Instagram. After all, the picture-friendly platform can help them reach readers—and exchange ideas.

“It’s the most universal,” says librarian Betsy Bird, collection development manager at Evanston Public Library in Illinois. “Unlike Twitter, which is used mostly by adults, Instagram is used across the board.” When asked how many of the nation’s roughly 117,000 libraries use the social media platform, Instagram spokeswoman Ashley Chapman says, “It’s hard to definitively say.” “For me, it’s showing people how cool the library is,” says Matt Bero, content specialist at Lincolnwood Library in Lincolnwood, Ill., explaining why he likes using Instagram. Libraries in Palm Beach and Wayland, Mich., post #BookFaceFriday photos. 12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas. 10 Great Bookish Hashtags to Follow on Instagram. Instagram Tips for Librarians: Promote Your Library With Instagram.