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Pinterest for Libraries:
Building Community Through Social Media
October 14, 2015
Using ReadyTalk
• Chat for questions/comments
• All lines are muted
• If you lose your Internet
connection, reconnect usin...
• This session will be available on the TechSoup
website along with past webinar presentations:
www.techsoup.org/community...
TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear
focus: connecting fellow nonprofits, charities,
public libraries, and found...
Who Is TechSoup?
• Since 1987, TechSoup donation programs have served more than
210,000 charitable organizations.
• We’ve ...
What’s New at TechSoup?
TINT
Online social media display platform to display social pages,
handles, and hashtags from any ...
October 14, 2015
Pinterest for Libraries:
Building Community Through Social Media
Lauren Drittler
Arkansas River Valley
Regional Library System
Dardanelle, AR
Presenters
Chat: Becky Wiegand
Twitter: Ginny...
• Visual bookmarking tool
• Discover new ideas
• Save your favorites
• Share with others
Pinterest Basics
• Pinterest Help Center
https://help.pinterest.com/
• GCF Learn Free: Pinterest
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/pinterest
Pint...
Pinterest for Libraries
@techsoup4libs
#ts4libs
Lauren Drittler
Assistant Director
Arkansas River Valley Regional Library
...
Why Pinterest?
“In general, we aspire to be entertaining,
engaging, and educational, just like the library
itself.”
- Amy ...
Target Audience
Basics for a Profile
• Name of Library
• Verify your webpage
• Complete about section
• Profile picture
Tips for Patron Boards
• Circulation Stats
• Acquisitions
• Newspaper (other media)
• Follow staff on Pinterest
• Conferences, workshops, webinars.
• Check library calendar for events
Tips for Staff Boards
• What projects am I working on?
• Am I needing extra help with learning a new
skill?
Tips for Your Personal Boards
• Arkansas River Valley Library System:
https://www.pinterest.com/ARVRLS
• Glen Carbon Library (Illinois):
https://www.pin...
Questions?
Please type your questions in the chat window.
Send twitter questions to @techsoup4libs
@techsoup4libs
#ts4libs...
• 20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest (Lee Lofland)
http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/20-great-ways-
libraries-a...
What’s New at TechSoup?
TINT
Online social media display platform to display social
pages, handles, and hashtags from any ...
• Online reading education program
• For children age 3-13
• TechSoup product donation
• 10 license subscription packs
Upc...
TechSoup for Libraries
Thank You to Our Webinar Sponsor!
ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for
TechSoup organizations 4 times per week.
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You’ve probably heard of Pinterest, but how might libraries use it? While Pinterest can be a useful tool for crafters, culinary amateurs, and fashionistas, it can also be a valuable resources for libraries and library users. Join us to learn how your library can benefit from establishing an online sharing community with Pinterest.

Come to this free webinar to learn how to develop your own library Pinterest board. Lauren Drittler, Assistant Director of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, will share her experience developing their library Pinterest account which now has 61 boards and 1,600 followers. She will also share tips and best practices for how you can get started with your own library Pinterest account, or improve your existing account for better community engagement.

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  1. 1. Pinterest for Libraries: Building Community Through Social Media October 14, 2015
  2. 2. Using ReadyTalk • Chat for questions/comments • All lines are muted • If you lose your Internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. • If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 Your audio will play through your computer’s speakers.
  3. 3. • This session will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars • You will receive a link to this presentation, material, and links. • Twitter hashtag: #TS4Libs You are being recorded…
  4. 4. TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting fellow nonprofits, charities, public libraries, and foundations with tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology. Who Is TechSoup?
  5. 5. Who Is TechSoup? • Since 1987, TechSoup donation programs have served more than 210,000 charitable organizations. • We’ve distributed more than 11 million software and hardware donations and enabled recipients to save more than US$3.75 billion in IT expenses in 60+ countries around the world. • We reach more than 400,000 nonprofit, library, and philanthropy subscribers in the United States with our newsletters each year.
  6. 6. What’s New at TechSoup? TINT Online social media display platform to display social pages, handles, and hashtags from any social network or RSS feed on your website or on screens at events. Adobe Creative Cloud Get the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and more with hundreds of new features. Tell your story and inspire more with Creative Cloud.
  7. 7. October 14, 2015 Pinterest for Libraries: Building Community Through Social Media
  8. 8. Lauren Drittler Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System Dardanelle, AR Presenters Chat: Becky Wiegand Twitter: Ginny Mies Crystal Schimpf TechSoup for Libraries San Francisco, CA @techsoup4libs #ts4libs
  9. 9. • Visual bookmarking tool • Discover new ideas • Save your favorites • Share with others Pinterest Basics
  10. 10. • Pinterest Help Center https://help.pinterest.com/ • GCF Learn Free: Pinterest http://www.gcflearnfree.org/pinterest Pinterest Training
  11. 11. Pinterest for Libraries @techsoup4libs #ts4libs Lauren Drittler Assistant Director Arkansas River Valley Regional Library www.arvrls.com aquis@centurytel.net
  12. 12. Why Pinterest? “In general, we aspire to be entertaining, engaging, and educational, just like the library itself.” - Amy Loseth, Sacramento Public Library
  13. 13. Target Audience
  14. 14. Basics for a Profile • Name of Library • Verify your webpage • Complete about section • Profile picture
  15. 15. Tips for Patron Boards • Circulation Stats • Acquisitions • Newspaper (other media)
  16. 16. • Follow staff on Pinterest • Conferences, workshops, webinars. • Check library calendar for events Tips for Staff Boards
  17. 17. • What projects am I working on? • Am I needing extra help with learning a new skill? Tips for Your Personal Boards
  18. 18. • Arkansas River Valley Library System: https://www.pinterest.com/ARVRLS • Glen Carbon Library (Illinois): https://www.pinterest.com/glencarbonlib/ • Sacramento Library (California): https://www.pinterest.com/saclib/ • Grimsby Library (Ontario, Canada): https://www.pinterest.com/grimsbylibrary/ • Prince William Public Library System (Virginia): https://www.pinterest.com/pwpls/ • Plainfield Library (Illinois): https://www.pinterest.com/plainfieldlib/ Pinterest Examples
  19. 19. Questions? Please type your questions in the chat window. Send twitter questions to @techsoup4libs @techsoup4libs #ts4libs Lauren Drittler Assistant Director Arkansas River Valley Regional Library www.arvrls.com aquis@centurytel.net
  20. 20. • 20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest (Lee Lofland) http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/20-great-ways- libraries-are-using-pinterest/ • Pintroduction to Pinterest for Libraries (Christine Schirmer) http://www.infodocket.com/2015/05/11/new-video-an- introduction-to-pinterest-for-librarians/ • Use Pinterest to Promote Your Programs & Services (Library Journal) http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/02/opinion/bubble- room/use-pinterest-to-promote-your-programs-and- services/#_ Resources: Pinterest for Libraries
  21. 21. What’s New at TechSoup? TINT Online social media display platform to display social pages, handles, and hashtags from any social network or RSS feed on your website or on screens at events. Adobe Creative Cloud Get the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and more with hundreds of new features. Tell your story and inspire more with Creative Cloud. www.techsoup.org/get-product-donations/
  22. 22. • Online reading education program • For children age 3-13 • TechSoup product donation • 10 license subscription packs Upcoming TechSoup Webinars Meet the New Microsoft Office for Windows Thursday, 10/15, 11AM-12PM PST Facebook for Libraries Wednesday, 12/16, 11AM-12PM PST To register: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars
  23. 23. TechSoup for Libraries
  24. 24. Thank You to Our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: www.techsoup.org/readytalk Please take a moment to complete the post-event survey that will pop up in a new window when you close this screen.

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