25 Apr

Inspiring Library Ideas Using Pinterest…

Are you wondering how to make your library environment more attractive? More entertaining? More fun?


The reason I ask these questions is because they are questions that I get asked often. I have been to many libraries and so have the benefit of exposure but what if you haven’t?


The beauty about life is that no matter what environment you are in, there is always more you can learn. I met a wonderful new client towards the end of last year who asked me if I had used the website Pinterest. I told her that I hadn’t and arrogantly said it wasn’t my scene (missing an opportunity for a learning experience). I thought about it the rest of the day and as soon as I got to my office, I decided to give it a look. I was absolutely blown away. The amount of ideas, opinions and exposure are truly amazing. FOR FREE!!!! In real environments, real spaces, everyday libraries, big and small.


I am not afraid to say that I have come across many new ideas for new products that we have in the pipeline. I am also not afraid to admit that I have taken some ideas from what I’ve seen and recommended them on my trips around to the different libraries. The internet is there to be a source of inspiration and if we don’t feel inspired after a look at Pinterest well………. I’m not sure it’s possible.


I wanted this quick opportunity to share something I have found useful and valuable. I felt it could help you if you are looking for a new idea or even a little inspiration. Go to www.pinterest.com, sign up and start exploring. I did and found it very easy to navigate.


If you know of anyone who might enjoy some insights into libraries, please don’t hesitate to forward this mail to them. Better yet send me their address and I can add it to my subscriber list.