Instagram is a social media platform that allows individuals and groups to connect to one another through photos, videos and key terms, which are identified by hashtags. By following different individuals, groups and subjects, Instagram users become part of a larger community of people who share their interests.
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"This is a great new communications tool for the Library and Archives," State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill said. "Instagram is a platform that's popular with many younger people, so hopefully we'll reach some of them for the first time. Regardless of the users' ages, though, Instagram is a great forum for sharing digital images of historical significance. We have so many resources here that more people would use if they simply knew about them."
The Library and Archives operates on several other social media platforms. It has its own Facebook page and this blog, both of which were launched in January of 2013. The organization also has a Flickr account.
Posts concerning the Library and Archives also sometimes appear on Secretary of State Tre Hargett's Twitter account, which was launched in October of 2009.
The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State