Pinterest for Libraries


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A presentation on how public libraries are using Pinterest. Presented at the Indiana Library Federation District Two Conference on April 26, 2013.

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  • Think of Pinterest as a virtual bulletin board. Just like you would cut out articles and pictures and pin them, you can do it all virtually to Pinterest. You’ll pin a picture to your board that serves as a link to a webpage. You can create multiple boards so each one is a different category.As of February 2013, Reuters and ComScore said that Pinterest had 48.7 million users. In 2012, it was reported that 83% of users were women, although this is not refelective of every country. In Britain, more men use Pinterest than women. Also popular with the 35-44 age range.Why should a library be on Pinterest? Because it’s where are patrons are, and we want to reach them.
  • Create an accountCreate boardsFollow friends and strangersSee what’s popularPin your own stuff (Add button)
  • Pinterest for Libraries

    1. 1. Jessica Jacko BarnesFrankfort Community Public LibraryApril 26, 2013Pinterest for Libraries
    2. 2. What is Pinterest?
    3. 3. The Basics
    4. 4. Copyright Issues Check our the AboutCopyright section onPinterest Try to pin from the original post Cite original poster in comments
    5. 5. Pinterest for LibrariesHow are libraries using Pinterest.
    6. 6. Marketing “Geek the Library” Mitchell Community Public Library “Events at the Library” Kansas City Public Library “Upcoming Programs” West Hartford Public LibraryOther ideas: Pictures from programs
    7. 7. Collections Staff Picks Fargo Public Library Get Cooking Calgary Public Library Downloadable eBooks Carmel Clay Public LibraryOther ideas: New books, readalikes, virtual bookdisplays, memorials
    8. 8. Local History/Local Interest Local History & Genealogy Muncie Public Library Photo Fridays Toronto Public Library Ray Bradbury Remembered Waukegan Public LibraryOther ideas: Old pictures of library and libraryevents
    9. 9. Research and Reference Gale Virtual Reference Library Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Research Guides Indiana University Maurer School of Law LibraryOther ideas: Videos, handouts, cheat sheats
    10. 10. Library and Staff Library Renovation Begins Bethel Public Library Meet Your Library Staff Oakland Public LibraryOther ideas: Employee of the month, staff favorites
    11. 11. Collaborative Boards Reading Pets St. Johns County Public LibraryOther ideas: What are you reading, name thisperson
    12. 12. Internal Work FCPL Teens Frankfort Community Public Library Decide whether to make separate account forstaff Find other libraries and librarians to follow. Usethe search box.Other ideas: Bulletin boards, displays,programming ideas, summer reading, buildingand remodeling plans, quotes,
    13. 13. Incorporating with Other SocialMedia You can choose to inform followers of new pinson Facebook and Twitter You can add a Pinterest tab on Facebook
    14. 14. Other Things to Consider Use your branding Include library information Pin regularly Use the description box Refollow your followers. Encourage the use of comment and like features.
    15. 15. Sources 20 Ways Libraries are Using Pinterest Right Now Pinterest Image #1 Pinterest Image #2
    16. 16. ContactJessica Jacko BarnesFrankfort Community Public Libraryjbarnes@accs.net765-654-8746