With the popularity of libraries joining Pinterest I thought I would share the list of top 10 libraries that I think are worth following. I like to follow libraries that have boards that focus on research, technology, and interesting promotional ideas.
- Post quality content for repinning- This includes content that promotes research, innovation, best practices, etc
- Generate inventive boards
- Employ creative titles
- Do not overpost or have too many boards
New York Public Library: Boards include themed boards such as Downton Abbey as well as The Librarian’s List which includes librarian picks from libraries across the country (as long as your a librarian you can contribute to this board!)
Clearwater Public Library System: Boards to follow: Infographics and Libraries & Technology
UW-Parkside Library: Boards to follow: Tech and Research/Writing Tips
CTR Library at UT Austin: Board to follow: Research Tools and Data
Biblioteca UPM: Boards to follow: #readytoresearch, #academiclibrary, and #socialacademics (to name a few!)
Somerset Learning Commons: Boards to follow: LibGuides, Fun Tech Stuff, and Instruction and Scholarship
Birmingham Public Library: Boards to follow: Quick Reference and Social Media/Technology
Oakland Library TeenZone: Utilizes clever board names!
Rice Library: Boards to follow: Research Tips and Tricks, Infographics, Marketing and Outreach and Libguides
UMHB Library: (Of course I think my own library’s board is awesome!): Boards to follow: Research Tips and Tools, Apps and Gadgets for Scholarly Research
**Update: Check out Top Libraries for Academic Libraries to Follow on Pinterest: Part Deux!