Top 10 Libraries for Academic Libraries to Follow on Pinterest

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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!) *Update: The Librarian’s list is actually managed by the O’Fallon Public Library. Contact Heidi if you’d like to be added to the list. 

Boards to follow: #ireadeverywhere, Book Pickings from Brain Pickings (a collaboration w/ Maria Popova)

Clearwater Public Library System:  Boards to follow: Infographics, Technology Tidbits

UW-Parkside Library: Board to follow: 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: Fun Tech Stuff, and Instruction and Scholarship

Birmingham Public Library: Boards to follow: Reference and Social Media/Technology

Oakland Library TeenZone: Board to follow- In the Margins: Books for Teens

Rice Library: Boards to follow: Research Tips and Tricks, Infographics, Marketing and Outreach Ideas and Libguides

Library Journal: Board to follow: Shush! and Library Design of the Future

**Update: Check out Top Libraries for Academic Libraries to Follow on Pinterest: Part Deux!


6 thoughts on “Top 10 Libraries for Academic Libraries to Follow on Pinterest

  1. The Librarian’s List was created and is maintained by O’Fallon Public Library. It appears on the New York Public Library’s page because they are one of the contributors. It is true if you are a librarian that you can send me an email and I’ll add you to the list. Thanks and happy pinning! ~Heidi, O’Fallon Public Library

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