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Library Journal on Pinterest

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Library Journal is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Pinterest - Library Inscriptions

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"Handle a book as a bee does a flower: extract its sweets but do not injure it," (attributed to Charles Caleb Colton)

 

One of the many inscriptions in the Old Main Library -- the San Francisco Public Library's former home in a Beaux-Arts building that opened in 1917 and formed part of the city's ornate post-earthquake Civic Center. The main library moved into a brand-new building across the street years ago, and the Old Main was converted to a museum. The inscriptions were selected by Dr. Edward Robeson Taylor, former Mayor of San Francisco sometime in 1915, when the library's inscriptions were being planned.

 

To view more library inscriptions, go to: http://pinterest.com/famverzosa/library-inscriptions/

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Featured Digital Libraries

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Check out American Libraries Magazine's Pinterest page to view some of their favorite digital libraries here: http://pinterest.com/amlibraries/featured-digital-libraries/

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More on How to Optimize Pinterest

More on How to Optimize Pinterest | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Pinterest, a dynamic new social media tool, is really catching on.  If you still haven’t hopped on the bandwagon, this blog post might help you start to see its value.

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Use Pinterest to Promote Your Programs And Services

Use Pinterest to Promote Your Programs And Services | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Have you been invited to “check out my stuff on Pinterest” yet? It’s a social media tool based on recommendations and works like a virtual pinboard. You can aggregate a ton of visuals to tell your story and users browse your pinboard. (Just today I was saying that libraries need to redefine the word “browsing ”.) Lots of libraries are exploring how to use Pinterest to promote their work.

 

Mashable is a great source of information on Pinterest to get you going, including this beginner’s guide and list of top brands using e. Pinterest is growing at a rate that’s outpacing Google+….I think because it is so visually rich and a lot more fun than Google+.

 

This post provides a snapshot of how a Library is using this hot new social media tool to highlight and promote its collection.

 

You can also view my own pinboards here (just click on each board to view): http://pinterest.com/famverzosa/

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25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
These libraries are must-follows on everyone's favorite social bookmarking site, Pinterest.

 

Multimedia buffs will absolutely adore how these libraries are using Pinterest to show off their impressive photo collections, research tips and other areas of interest.

 

View them here:  http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/25-libraries-we-most-love-on-pinterest

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Vote for Your Favorite ‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Board!

Vote for Your Favorite ‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Board! | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The iSchool (School of Information Studies at Syracuse University) recently launched contest which has generated so much excitement and interest!  Participants were asked to put into their Pinterest boards the varying ways to define librarianship of the future, reflecting answers to such specific questions as: What are you doing ? What do you envision the future of libraries to be? What are the ideas that have inspired you? If you are a librarian, a student of librarianship, or if you have a passion for the future of libraries, we want to hear from you!

 

Contestants get a chance to win The Atlas of New Librarianship (just awarded Best Book in Library Literature by ALA!) by David Lankes.  Check out all the best of the boards and then vote for the one you believe best represents the future of librarianship: http://infospace.ischool.syr.edu/2012/03/26/vote-for-your-favorite-new-librarianship-pinterest-board/

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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.

 

Here are 20 creative and cutting-edge ways to use Pinterest for libraries to engage with their communities:  http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/03/12/20-great-ways-libraries-are-using-pinterest/

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20 Awesome Tools Which Will Have You ‘Pinteresting’ Like A Pro

20 Awesome Tools Which Will Have You ‘Pinteresting’ Like A Pro | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

It seems everyone can’t get enough of Pinterest, and for a social networking site which is still invite-only, it has managed to garner over 6 million monthly users, and receives millions of hits per week.

 

Whether you’re just getting started with the site, or have been using it for a while, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to all things Pinterest. We’ve put together a list of all the basic things you need to know about the site, while also giving some power user tips for the more experienced users

 

Here's a list of tools, apps and hacks to enhance your Pinterest experience: http://digg.com/newsbar/Technology/20_awesome_tools_which_will_have_you_pinteresting_like_a_pro

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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors.  Pinterest is a great visual tool which can help libraries draw in their readers by setting up pin boards of book covers to alert library patrons of new acquisitions or recommended readings. Create separate boards for different book categories such as: fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, horror, travel, most popular, recommended, etc.

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