Chapter 3: Curation in Public Libraries

Joyce Kasman Valenza, Brenda L. Boyer, Della Curtis


In chapter 3 of
Library Technology Reports
(vol. 50, no. 7), “Social Media Curation,” the authors present the results of interviews with three public librarians. The conversations reveal how social media curation, particularly using Pinterest and Instagram, can highlight areas of the collection and engage communities. Both interviews emphasize the role of fun, experimentation, and a bit of quirkiness in public library curation practice.

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