Vote this week for your favorite new librarianship pinterest account. Syracuse University’s iSchool created the library-related challenge to connect the movement of new librarianship to this new and exciting social media tool. All of the boards display the visual power of Pinterest while advocating for libraries and librarians! You’ll see pins of library stacks, book arts, QR Codes, memes, library groups, infographics, conference reviews, and library advocacy videos.
The authors here at We Are Librarians already love Pinterest for curating our personal tastes, wishes and inspiration (checkusout). The resulting boards look fresh and attractive, and it’s just as fun to browse our feeds of pinners we follow.
Pinterest Challenges have sprouted up across the web, mainly for the site’s ease of use in quickly adding and organizing content. Finally, a library-related challenge has been created by Syracuse University’s iSchool, as described by School Library Journal:
The Pinterest Contest for the New Librarian is a search for a a few good boards that define and illustrate the future of our profession. But, well beyond the contest itself, the resulting boards should demonstrate the value of this tool for creating communities of practice and visual professional sharing.
We look forward to participating, and hope you do, too. The boards created for this contest are sure to be exciting takes on what the future holds for librarianship.
Last week, I Need A Library Job interviewed Mia Breitkopf. Mia recently wrote a blog post called 61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads. She is currently a student at Syracuse University’s iSchool, which is particularly influential in the new librarianship movement. The iSchool’s blog Information Space gives students, alumni, professors, and the Syracuse community a platform to share and discuss their thoughts about the information profession. A fellow student, Topher Lawton wrote a post on the iSchool blog declaring his 2012 resolution to break the stereotypes that people associate with the word “librarian.” It’s empowering to know that other people are speaking out about what it means to be a librarian – especially to those outside the profession.