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Pinterest for Museums & Libraries – Webcast

by Joe Murphy Librarian on February 22nd, 2012

Webcast last week about this year’s hottest website – Pinterest.

Another upcoming webinar, “Pinterest & Academia” on April 24

This online workshop detailed how to maximize the popular virtual pin board site in both Museum and Library settings.

We covered the basics and explored the rich information context focusing on how Pinterest plays well with the collection and service needs.

Date/Time: March 28 2-3PM EST.

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The session featured advanced tips & considerations for beginners, novice, & pro Pinners. Slides below.


I will teach another webcast about the deeper applications and topics of Pinterest in academic and research settings with ACRL on April 24. This session will cover copyright concerns, using Pinterest as a service and marketing platform, and its possible roles in the scholarly communication process.

Pinterest for museums and libraries

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Pinterest is seeing explosive growth because of its ability to tap into the major current trends of online content and behavior. Its strengths in empowering self curation and visual sharing give it great potential for libraries and for museums.  (See my older post for more introductory info http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com/pinterest-online-pinboard-with-promise-for-libraries/)

The session focuses on how to maximize this powerful and popular tool for extending the reach of collections, facilitating collaboration, and expanding services in Museums and Libraries. The webcast explores how people and brands are using Pinterest, how user and visitor behavior is changing in this context, and the rich opportunities Pinterest offers.

Outcomes for the webinar – As a participant, you will:

  • Gain a thorough awareness of Pinterest as a tool, a general understanding of its uses, and learn about its popularity and benefits.
  • Understand the role of Pinterest in the larger context of technology and internet trends as well as with visual search/discovery.
  • Learn about areas of possible applications of Pinterest.
  • Explore specific projects and exactly how to implement them.
  • Learn how to develop plans and guidelines.

Learn how to use Pinterest in your institution, how to create guides, plans and strategies, and ways to springboard access to items and services.

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