The July issue of SLJ had a wonderful article by Kate Messner on how libraries and librarians are using Pinterest to promote books, reading and resources (Very Pinteresting! The hot social network is taking educators by storm). In the article, Messner discusses various ways in which librarians are using Pinterest to connect with their students. The article includes links to Pinterest pages set up by both public and school librarians, several other articles offering helpful tips on navigating Pinterest and ideas for using Pinterest in the library.
Thus inspired, I have begun compiling a Pinterest page for my media center. I found a workaround for pinning content with no suitable graphic - find the appropriate graphic, pin it, then go to the edit feature and paste in the URL you would like to link to - and I have a basic page ready for the first week of school. I'll be adding content regularly and found out that I could allow teachers with Pinterest accounts the ability to pin on the boards for their content area, a more immediate way to update information links than having them send me the links to add.
Feel free to check out the beginnings of our page - Lockerman Library .