the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Emily Krug, Emerging Technologies and Cataloging Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name: Somerset Community College Learning Commons
Co-Presenter Name(s): Julie Howe, Health Sciences and Reference Librarian
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Somerset, KY, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Academic librarians
Short Session Description (one line): Learn how to curate a Pinterest account for an academic library.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Pinterest, an image-based social bookmarking site, can be effectively used in libraries to create a social community among patrons, faculty and staff, and other libraries. Effectively curating a Pinterest account includes following users (including patrons, faculty and staff, and colleagues) of similar interest, engaging patrons, and engaging other library faculty and staff in pinning original content and repinning existing content. In addition to becoming a social community for colleges or universities, many higher education institutions and their libraries are using Pinterest to curate information relevant to faculty, staff, and librarians. Content on a successful library Pinterest account is both engaging and relevant for the academic community, as a whole.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://pinterest.com/scclearningcomm/
We will be presenting Thursday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM EST.