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Angela Pierpaoli Technology Support LibrarianBuffalo and Erie County Public Library email@example.com Presented October 30, 2012
What is Pinterest? How is the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library using Pinterest? What are the most useful features of Pinterest? Where can I go for further information?
“Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.”
People Create Boards to . . . Decorate Their Homes
People Create Boards to . . . Share Their Favorite Recipes
People Create Boards to . . . Share Their Favorite Books
February 2012, Library learned about Pinterest’s growing popularity Looked to see what other libraries were doing Brainstormed ideas for BECPL Joined Pinterest Trained two part-time librarians to help with some of the boards
The Central Library and its branches Library events Training Lab Tutorials Books – Staff picks, Cookbooks, NYT Fiction and Nonfiction, New Books Music and movies Free downloads Local interest and special collections
Library’s presence on the web Databases and Subject Guides Favorite Apps How to support the Library Patron and Staff Bright Spots Summer Reading Buffalo and Erie County
Over 250 followers With Twitter connection, we can reach over 3000 people with a single pin. Followers include patrons, staff, other libraries, community businesses and organizations, and politicians.
What are other libraries doing with Pinterest? Search Box in Upper Left-Hand Corner
3 Ways to Pin an Image1. From the Internet – “Pin It” Button on Favorites Bar easiest method2. From a file on your computer3. Repin someone else’s pin