Pinterest…at Work?

07 Mar

While many of us know that Pinterest can be a fun distraction, we’ve also been finding more and more ways to use it in a professional manner at work.  Think about all of the people you know who are doing inspiring, creative programs both at your library and and beyond.  Many of those people are sharing their programs – from the planning, to booklists, to supplies, and even more – online.  Hidden among the mouthwatering recipes (and, yes, pictures of Ryan Gosling) are some wonderfully useful pins.  It’s wonderful to be part of such a collaborative and sharing library community.

Check out some of the boards that have inspired programs at my library lately:

Teen Programming in Libraries (a collaborative board)

National Craft Month 2013/Teen Summer Reading Program Jump Start

Fargo Library’s Book Crafts

STEM Programs

The above links are just a place to get started.  If you are looking for something – no matter how seemingly strange – odds are that you’ll find something to inspire a library program of your own.

Alternatively, another way to use Pinterest at work is to create public boards for your community to see what’s going on at the library.  Author visits? Programming pictures?  Booklists?  Yes, yes, and yes.  Here are some additional ways my library is using Pinterest to connect with our community:

Warren-Newport Public Library’s Pinterest Page

Have you used Pinterest to inspire programming at your library?  If so, we’d love to hear about your favorite boards.

1 Comment

Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Programming


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One response to “Pinterest…at Work?

  1. Hillary

    April 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Vigo County Public Library has a fantastic Pinterest. We try to keep it updated with cool events and all sorts of pins. Here!


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