After learning that many elementary students had their own Instagram account (yes, I know the minimum age is 13), I made a school library account, and I have a small following of students and parents. I post one or two pictures a week at most, I don’t post students’ faces, I don’t follow any students or parents back, and it takes almost no time at all.
What do I post?
Pictures of new books, book displays, author visits, and activities in the school library.
I posted a time-lapse video of how to cover a paperback.
Hands down, the most fun posts are the #BookFaceFriday pictures. Google the term and you’ll be entertained by the librarian phenomenon of posing with a book cover and matching face or body parts to the cover. Students love to scout the library for photo possibilities.
Here are a few examples from my library:
If you are new to Instragram, and don’t know how to use hashtags, take a look at the 5MinLibrarian’s 31 Days of Instagram Challenge for easy ideas and inspiration.
You’re all invited to follow me on Instagram @opelibrary. I don’t follow individuals back, but I follow various library accounts.