A N G E L A P I E R PAO L IT EC H N O LO GY S U P P O RT L I B R A R I A NB U F FA LO A N D E R I E CO U N T Y P U B L I C L I B R A RYP I E R PAO L I A @ B U F FA LO L I B .O RGP R ES E N T E D A P R I L 3 0 , 2 0 1 3L I B R A RY A S S I STA N T S’ DAY I N SY R AC U S EPinterest for Libraries
Presentation Outline Pinterest Information The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s (BECPL’s)Pinterest Profile What Other Libraries are Doing with Pinterest Useful Pinterest Features Further Information
“Pinterest is a tool for collecting andorganizing things you love.”Popular Content Includes . . . Food & drink DIY & Crafts Women’s Fashion Home Décor Travel
Some Pinterest Facts Launched March, 2010 Image-based socialnetwork Currently 48.7 MillionUsers 80% Pinterest users in U.S.are women, most in the 24-34 age group, followed bythe 35-44 age group 50% Pinterest Users haveChildren 80% total pins are repins
The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Pinterest -http://pinterest.com/buffalolibrary/ February 2012, Library learnedabout Pinterest’s growingpopularity Looked to see what otherlibraries were doing Brainstormed ideas for BECPL Joined Pinterest Site is currently maintained bytwo full-time and one part-timelibrarian (Susan Cutrona andMichelle Snyder) At the end of each month, wesubmit numbers ofboards, pins, and followers toAdministration and our LibraryBoard.
User Response Over 500 followers With Twitter connectionand Facebook Tab, we canpotentially reach 8500people with a single pin. Followers includepatrons, staff, otherlibraries, communitybusinesses andorganizations, andpoliticians.
BECPL’s Boards Highlight . . . Library Advocacy andFundraising Central Library and Branches Library events Training Lab Tutorials Books – Staffpicks, Cookbooks, NYTFiction and Nonfiction, NewBooks Music and movies Free downloads Local interest and specialcollections
BECPL’s Boards Highlight . . . Library’s presence on theweb Databases and SubjectGuides Favorite Apps Patron and Staff Bright Spots Summer Reading Buffalo and Erie County Timely boards, such asHolidays, National Women’sHistory Month, etc.
Some Additional Ideas Books to movies Award winners Read alikes Library/literary quotations Staff members Local authors Read posters Book crafts Beautiful libraries Library cards of the world Library merchandise Community partnerships Non-library specific boardssuch as fashionideas, recipes, travellocations (Sacramento) The possibilities areendless.
Useful Pinterest Features New look Analytics New PinterestBusiness Accounts CollaborativeBoards Secret Boards Mobile Apps
Where can I go for further information?http://pinterest.com/pin4libraries/