Pinterest @ My Library and other thoughts.

I blogged about Pinterest way back in June. I loved it then, I love it now. And while I kind of tossed around ideas about how to use it in libraries I wasn’t totally sure about it. I was thinking about as a personal tool that I could also use for work.

But lately EVERYONE’S been talking about Pinterest and many libraries have started using it. Sacramento has some of my favorite boards, but there are lots of others. I’ve just started pinning via work and I’m hoping I’ll get a few other staffers in on the fun, too. (I mean, my director and a couple of co-workers ARE already hooked, so it shouldn’t be too difficult!)

Any board suggestions? I was thinking about starting a “readalike” board for a few popular titles. We’ve just started a floating collection, so as new titles come in I could pin those. But I don’t want to just pin things that link back to our site because that’s not fun! You catch people with the fun and then they don’t even realize that you’re sneaking in meaningful things (mainly more web hits for us!).

Honestly, I think the trickiest part is timing. I mean, one person starts pinning a lot and you miss stuff from other pinners you follow. Not to mention, things change SO quickly on Pinterest (and searching for pins can be tricky, too…of course, they are still in beta!).

Then the other problem is pin descriptions…PLEASE start using actual WORDS for your pins and linking them back to the POST that the image is on!

0 thoughts on “Pinterest @ My Library and other thoughts.”

  1. I think Pinterest is an amazing idea and really addicting, but I just can’t get behind it. It is kind of like Youtube for me. I appreciate it, but it doesn’t impact my life all that much. I am intrigued by the idea of libraries using it, though…

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