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Pinterest for Your School Llibrary

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A step by step guide for school libraries to get you up and pinning on Pinterest. Presented to the Library Technicians of the York Catholic District School Board and York Region District School Board on April 19th 2013.

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Pinterest for Your School Llibrary

  1. 1. For Your SchoolLibraryThe Endless PossibilitiesPresented by Michele CairnsSt. Augustine C.H.S.
  2. 2. TODAY• WHAT IS PINTEREST?• WHAT ST. AUGUSTINE USES IT FOR• HOW TO GET STARTED• BOARDS AND PINS• HOW TO PIN YOUR OWN• HOW TO FOLLOW OTHER PEOPLE• ITS MANY USES
  3. 3. What is it?
  4. 4. WHAT IS PINTEREST?
  5. 5. WHAT IS PINTEREST?It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards toplan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way todiscover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.pinterest.com
  6. 6. FOR THE LIBRARY• VISUAL BOOKMARKS SORTED BY SUBJECT• PROMOTE LIBRARY HAPPENINGS• BOOK LISTS TO PROMOTE LITERACY• RUNNING READING PROGRAMS• COLLECT IDEAS FOR DISPLAYS• VIDEOS• NEW BOOKS• FAVOURITE AUTHORS• LIBRARY HUMOUR
  7. 7. PINTEREST @ ST. AUGUSTINE
  8. 8. PINTEREST @ ST. AUGUSTINESt. Augustine on Pinterest• White Pine• Author website links• Graphic Novels• Recommended reads• Library happenings• Videos
  9. 9. GETTING STARTEDAnybody can join…
  10. 10. GETTING STARTED
  11. 11. GETTING STARTEDSchool NameLibrarySchool Logo
  12. 12. GETTING STARTED
  13. 13. GETTING STARTEDEdit Icon
  14. 14. GETTING STARTEDSchool Website orLibrary WebsiteYour PinterestWeb Address
  15. 15. VERY PINTERESTING• FOCUS ON THE LIBRARY, ON THINGS YOUR SCHOOLCOMMUNITY MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN• THINK LIKE “THE LIBRARY” RATHER THAN ANINDIVIDUAL WHEN PINNING SOMETHING• WRITE A SHORT, BLURB FOR EACH PIN YOU CREATE• ENGAGE PARENT COMMUNITYBest Practice
  16. 16. PIN IT BUTTONWhats the Pin It button?The Pin It button for browsers makes it easier to pin content that you findoff of Pinterest, such as recipes from your favourite food blog or photosfrom a travel website. - Pinterest.com
  17. 17. PIN IT BUTTON
  18. 18. PIN IT BUTTON
  19. 19. PIN IT BUTTONNOW, YOU CAN PIN FROM ANYWHERE ON THE WEB.SIMPLY CLICK ON THE “PIN IT” BUTTON IN YOUR BOOKMARKS BAR!
  20. 20. PIN IT BUTTONManually add a bookmarkAdd a bookmark in your mobile Safari, and title it "Pin It"Open up your bookmarks, press edit, and select the Pin It bookmarkCopy and paste this code into the bookmarks addressHOW TO INSTALL THE PIN IT BUTTON ON AN IPHONE OR IPAD
  21. 21. PIN IT BUTTONPIN IT BUTTON ON AN ANDRIODWhen youre viewing a page in your Androids web browser:Press the menu button.Click Share Page.Click Create Pin.In general, you can create a pin whenever theres an option to share,including photos. For example, if youre viewing a photo in Gallery,you can click Share and then Create Pin.-Pinterest.com
  22. 22. CREATE A BOARDA BOARD IS A SET OF PINS. YOU CAN CREATE A BOARD FOR ANYTOPIC, SUCH AS WHITE PINE, IDEAS FOR DISPLAYS, OR NEWBOOKS. YOU CAN ADD AS MANY PINS TO A BOARD AS YOU WANT.Board NamePins
  23. 23. PINS & PINNING
  24. 24. PINS & PINNINGTips & Tricks• DO: Always check the actual link• When re-pinning write your own caption• DO: Credit photos when required• When creating a new board, fill it up with 9 thingsso the board doesn’t look “empty”• DO: Use Pinterest for sharing & collaboration
  25. 25. PINS & PINNINGIMAGE WEBSITE LINKOTHER PINS ON THIS BOARD
  26. 26. PINS & PINNINGPins
  27. 27. PINS & PINNINGCreate NewBoard
  28. 28. KEEP IT PINTERESTINGContinue Success• Update Sites Every Regularly – Update themat least weekly. Otherwise people lose interestand stop coming back.• Pin what reflects your school community• Keep it positive. Don’t make negativecomments about pins
  29. 29. PINS & PINNINGUpload A Pin
  30. 30. EDITINGEdit a BoardBoard
  31. 31. Edit a PinEDITINGEdit Pin ScreenDon’t forget to save!
  32. 32. EDITINGChange BoardCover
  33. 33. FOLLOW• Following is visible to your patrons• Careful who you follow• You can just follow a single board• Your Students will follow• When pinning videos from YouTuberemember they will only be seen by yourstudents outside of school.Caution!
  34. 34. FOLLOWWho I amFollowingWho isFollowing me
  35. 35. FOLLOWINGSearchFollow
  36. 36. KEEP ON PINNINGCreate a Link from Your Library Website
  37. 37. KEEP ON PINNINGWhat I do on my spare time…Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin,Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin,Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin, Pin!
  38. 38. A library’s function is to give the public in thequickest and cheapest way information,inspiration, and recreation. If a better waythan the book can be found, we should use it.Melvil Dewey (1851-1931)
  39. 39. Thanks!Michele CairnsLibrary Technician @ St. Augustine C.H.S.York Catholic District School Boardmichele.cairns@ycdsb.cahttp://www.slideshare.net/xplorabook/pinterest-for-your-school-llibrary

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