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
Jessica Jacko BarnesFrankfort Community Public LibraryApril 26, 2013Pinterest for Libraries
Copyright Issues Check our the AboutCopyright section onPinterest Try to pin from the original post Cite original poster in comments
Pinterest for LibrariesHow are libraries using Pinterest.
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
Collections Staff Picks Fargo Public Library Get Cooking Calgary Public Library Downloadable eBooks Carmel Clay Public LibraryOther ideas: New books, readalikes, virtual bookdisplays, memorials
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
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
Library and Staff Library Renovation Begins Bethel Public Library Meet Your Library Staff Oakland Public LibraryOther ideas: Employee of the month, staff favorites
Collaborative Boards Reading Pets St. Johns County Public LibraryOther ideas: What are you reading, name thisperson
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,
Incorporating with Other SocialMedia You can choose to inform followers of new pinson Facebook and Twitter You can add a Pinterest tab on Facebook http://kimgarst.com/how-add-pinterest-tab-your-facebook-fan
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.
Sources 20 Ways Libraries are Using Pinterest Right Nowhttp://edudemic.com/2012/03/20-ways-libraries-are-using-pinterest-right-now/ Pinterest Image #1http://lemontreecreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinterest-we-love-you.html Pinterest Image #2http://www.psiquilt.com/2011/07/pinterest.html
ContactJessica Jacko BarnesFrankfort Community Public Libraryjbarnes@accs.net765-654-8746http://www.slideshare.net/JessicaJackoBarnes/