AASL Post: How to Create a Physical Instagram Display

How to Create an Instagram Display in the Physical World | Instagram is a great way to share and promote your program, but it doesn't have to just stay in the cloud. Create a physical Instagram display to promote both your social media account and your library programs.

I love the power of social media in libraries. It’s an amazing way to share what you’re doing, promote your programs, and reach out to students and community members. Being a visual learner, Instagram is definitely one of my favorite platforms. It makes it easy to share striking visual images with as much or as little text as you prefer.

It’s no secret that Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms.  I think it’s one of the best tools out there for reaching students and community members with what you’re doing?  But how do you share those same stories with those who can’t/won’t have an Instagram account/never bother to check it?  My answer: creating a physical display of my school Instagram account in my library.

How to Create a Physical Instagram Display

In my post on AASL Knowledge Quest, I share my reasoning behind creating a physical Instagram display.  I also share the practical details of how to put one together (spoiler: it’s super easy and you likely already have all the materials you need).

In the post you can learn more about:

  • Why it’s important to have a physical version of your digital sharing in your library
  • Step-by-step directions for creating your display
  • Tips for printing out your photos

Click on over to read more 🙂

PS: Check out this throwback post to see the first time I created an Instagram display back at Stewart


Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com & is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.

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