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Basics
Melissa M. DragooYouth Services LibrarianHamilton East Public Librarydragoom@hepl.lib.in.us
What is Pinterest?Pinterest is an electronic pinboard. It is awebsite that allows you to store andorganize interesting/use...
The Mission of PinterestOur goal is to connect everyone in the worldthrough the things they find interesting.We think that...
How Do People Use Pinterest?
Ready, Set, Go!http://pinterest.com/
Getting StartedChoosing your Username and Account Name•User name will be in your URL•Account Name will be displayed on you...
Your Profile
Ok…now what?
Searching• In the top left hand corner, type your  search terms into the box• Choose Pins, Boards, Pinners• You can choose...
Creating a Board
Re-pinning
Original Pins
Things to Consider• Come up with a list of priorities for the board. Do you want to start small and  focus on highlighting...
Copyright Issues• There is concern of copyright infringement  by re-pinning others work• Avoid this by writing original  c...
Useful Articleshttp://www.davidleeking.com/2012/03/15/pinterest-for-libraries-what-were-doing/#.UKLzrYfj8nkhttp://edudemic...
Library Pinterest Pages of Notehttp://pinterest.com/topekalibrary/http://pinterest.com/nypl/http://pinterest.com/fullerton...
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
Pinterest Basics
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Pinterest Basics

  1. 1. Basics
  2. 2. Melissa M. DragooYouth Services LibrarianHamilton East Public Librarydragoom@hepl.lib.in.us
  3. 3. What is Pinterest?Pinterest is an electronic pinboard. It is awebsite that allows you to store andorganize interesting/useful things you findon the web. You can also see what otherpeople are pinning and re-pin the thingsthat they find.
  4. 4. The Mission of PinterestOur goal is to connect everyone in the worldthrough the things they find interesting.We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipecan reveal a common link between twopeople. With millions of new pins addedevery week, Pinterest is connecting peopleall over the world based on shared tastesand interests.
  5. 5. How Do People Use Pinterest?
  6. 6. Ready, Set, Go!http://pinterest.com/
  7. 7. Getting StartedChoosing your Username and Account Name•User name will be in your URL•Account Name will be displayed on yourPinterest PageExample: Generic Public LibraryUser Name: www.pinterest.com/gplAccount Name:First Name: Generic; Last Name: PublicLibrary
  8. 8. Your Profile
  9. 9. Ok…now what?
  10. 10. Searching• In the top left hand corner, type your search terms into the box• Choose Pins, Boards, Pinners• You can choose to follow Pinners, Boards or re-pin specific pins
  11. 11. Creating a Board
  12. 12. Re-pinning
  13. 13. Original Pins
  14. 14. Things to Consider• Come up with a list of priorities for the board. Do you want to start small and focus on highlighting your collection? Promote your programs? If you clearly delineate your goals, it will give your pinning focus. (Re-visit this periodically and update as needed)• Keep it fresh! Create a goal for the number of pins you would like to add per week• Who will maintain your page? Will it be one person responsible or a team? Keep in mind that if someone isn’t assigned responsibility for the page, it can easily fall by the wayside• Will you allow non-staff to pin to certain boards? Who will be in charge of monitoring these boards?• Promote your Pinterest page on your website, blogs, Facebook page, Twitter feed, etc.• Will your board be library wide? Branch specific? Divided by population served?• Consider adding Pinterest specific policies to your Social Media policy
  15. 15. Copyright Issues• There is concern of copyright infringement by re-pinning others work• Avoid this by writing original comments/descriptions when you re-pin• Uploading original content is also a safe bet• The burden is on the infringed party to notify you to remove an item
  16. 16. Useful Articleshttp://www.davidleeking.com/2012/03/15/pinterest-for-libraries-what-were-doing/#.UKLzrYfj8nkhttp://edudemic.com/2012/03/20-ways-libraries-are-using-pinterest-right-now/http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/02/industry-news/use-pinterest-to-promote-your-programs-and-services/http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-09/tech/31138590_1_dmca-copyright-holder-social-mediahttp://www.businessinsider.com/commenting-could-keep-pinterest-from-getting-sued-2012-3
  17. 17. Library Pinterest Pages of Notehttp://pinterest.com/topekalibrary/http://pinterest.com/nypl/http://pinterest.com/fullertonpl/http://pinterest.com/hcpl/http://pinterest.com/oplteenzone/http://pinterest.com/grimshawlibrary/http://pinterest.com/scplteens/http://pinterest.com/mcplmo/http://pinterest.com/fwlys/

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