To Pin or Not to Pin: An Exploration of Pinterest for Librarians

May 24, 2012 -- 10am to 11am Central Time

Have you heard people talking about “pinning” the night away, but are clueless as to what they’re actually talking about? Join Dawn Krause, Manager of Continuing Education at the Texas State Library and Angela Palmer of Bee Cave Public Library -- both avid Pinterest users -- in an overview of this fun tool. Find out what all the fuss is about and explore the ways that libraries are beginning to use this tool. is a social site that allows users to “pin” images from around the internet or upload them from their own personal collections to create visual bulletin boards. Find out how the tool works and how your users may be using it, then decide if it’s right for your library. Of course, we’ll cover some of the controversy around copyright as well.

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What's a Webinar?

Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements -- the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Contrast with Webcast, in which the data transmission is one way and does not allow interaction between the presenter and the audience. Source: Webopedia.

CE Credit:

This Webinar qualifies for 1 hour of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit or 1 hour of SBEC credit for school librarians (SBEC provider identification #500799). However, printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent 2-3 business days after the event to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. CE credit is now available for group viewings of live Webinar events -- please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Technical Requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions?

We are using the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs page.    

Questions? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Phone: 512-936-2586

Page last modified: April 5, 2012