Mar 8, 2012

The Future of Librarianship Apparently Involves Pinterest

Maybe for a fleeting moment.  And during that moment the iSchool (its not an Apple product but their Library and Information Science [Studies] program) at Syracuse University is offering a Pinterest contest to define the future of librarianship.
The iSchool wants to know how you define the future of librarianship. What are you doing to define librarianship of the future? What do you envision the future of libraries to be? What are the ideas that have inspired you? If you are a librarian, a student of librarianship, or if you have a passion for the future of libraries, we want to hear from you!
Create a Future of Librarianship Pinterest Board and collect your ideas. Then, send your Board url to the iSchool for a chance to win The Atlas of New Librarianship (just awarded Best Book in Library Literature by ALA!) by David Lankes. Entries will be accepted through Monday, March 19.  The top 10 boards will be posted on the iSchool’s website and the three winners will be chosen by public vote.  For all you good librarians who already own a copy of Dave’s awesome book – no worries – there’s a prize to be had for you too!
You can submit your Future of Librarianship board URL one of three ways:
  • Twitter:  Tweet us @iSchoolSU using #NewLibPinterest
  • Facebook - Leave a comment on our page under this post, which will be pinned to the top of the page 
Sounds fun!  But Pinterest users are 82% female so I'm working on a Manteresting contest based on the future of dudes.  From the pictures I've seen it involves women eating cotton candy, fighter jets and Clint Eastwood.

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