TSLA opens the door to social media...

Following up on a promise I made to readers back in July of last year, today I am pleased to share news about a project that has been in the works for some time. Working at the direction of the Tennessee Secretary of State's office, and collaborating with some very talented colleagues at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), we have just launched the TSLA's new blog and Facebook page, and a Flickr site is in the works, all in an effort to share more of our collections and services with the public through social media. The first blog post is a "formal" introduction, complete with a calling card! Expect to see blog posts twice a month, and Facebook updates more frequently as time permits. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the debut of TSLA's Flickr site where you'll find more treasures from TSLA's collections in the very near future.

I'm very excited to be a part of this social media effort, and hope you'll subscribe to updates from the TSLA blog and other social media outlets for more updates.

Gordon Belt is an information professional, archives advocate, public historian, and author of The History Press book, John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero, which examines the life of Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier, through the lens of history and memory. On The Posterity Project, Gordon offers reflections on archives, public history, and memory from his home state of Tennessee.