Book Display ThemesBookshop topics
these books can be grouped under a common theme.
Non-fiction library Display labels
Do you need an idea for a presentation of a librarian? I' ve created many signage for display in government buildings and am continuing to do so. We all have a stake in this, and I believe that librarians should share their ressources more often. You are welcome to use one of my tags in your local libary or read my hints for making non- bore Sachbildschirmen.
20 better book presentation polices| NoveList
If I' m not a RA News writer or Lawrence PR Library Director, I am blogging about hands-on PR for PR at www.658point8.com. At some point I will start posting about trends like getting involved with socially minded things or dazzling things like creating a better topic line for your e-mail newsletters.
But when I check my blogs statistics, it's not Facebook or Twitter or context mining that people are most interested in. One of the most beloved posts ever published on my blogs - one that can be found by browsing the archives or Googleing for information on the subject - is "Ten Tips for Better Book Presentations".
Google keywords that guide readers to the contribution are " how to make a good book presentation," "ideas for book presentation," and "better book presentation for the library. "This information brings me to two main conclusion - 1) book exhibitions by public institutions and 2) better by public institutions.
I' m a writer on much aspect of community involvement, but it's clear that even in the modern days of e-books and Pinterest, optically pleasing physics with interesting themes is still a good way to get your reader excited. Ever since I wrote this article, I have been corresponding with many library staff on this subject and thought more about what makes a good book presentation.
In this edition of RA News, I've extended the number from ten to twenty and switched from hints to hints, because I think they're quite sound words to follow when it comes to display design. Don't be amazed if the next edition is released as a "Book Display Manifesto".
Display should represent the interests of your customers, not your own interests. Perhaps you are intrigued by the old swordplay of Japan or the story of the dominoes, but that doesn't mean that a book on these subjects is a good presentation. Display should be loved. Whilst a certain amount of work can be done to fill a display, the ultimative aim is for this device to be empty.
If the same book is still on the display after about a single tag, consider a new theme. Those ledgers were supposed to be the exhibition star. Select a book with freshness, visual appeal and well preserved cover. The Buckram binding should never, ever, ever be exhibited. Don't confine yourself to just reading them.
Wherever possible, add a mixture of audio textbooks, DVD's and even CD's. Whilst the book is the star, eye-catching signs are very important. Indeed, when it comes to display signnage, less is more. If you need a whole phrase to tell you what the display is about, you need to rethink the notion.
I would suggest to remove some of your typefaces from your repertory permanently: Algerian, Bauhaus, Comic Sans, Jokerman, Old English, Ravie and Snap. You' ll never see businesses that use these scripts, so why should a library use them? A few good ones you can use on your next shield are Arial, Helvetica or Century Gothic.
There is no need to exclude serial characters, but make sure they match the advertisement. Antiqua would not go well with an exhibition of graphics fiction, but it would go well with a classic fiction display. When a symbol or other visible keyboard item is associated with the display topic, make sure it is included in the label.
An individual bike was supported next to the shield for a display about riding a bike. Small vinyl case can be used as a rack for a display plate. They want browser to interactively work with the display by removing elements. They want you to checkout the exhibits, so make it clear they can.
Here the label used on the exhibition booklets is integrated into the small signs contained in the display: One good way to create added value for a book presentation is to record a marker with further read ings, sounds or views. As part of our "Back to School" exhibition, we have placed a small marker with "Ten Great Book about Academia" on one side and "Ten Great Movies about Academia" on the other.
After the dismantling of the book show the reader could still appreciate the subject. Reader who find your display interesting may also be interested in your library's booklog, resource like NoveList or NextReads e-mail-newsletter. Alternatively, if you are adding a value with a bookmark, refer these ressources to it.
Lots of library professionals use this book to inspire their own exhibitions. Whilst the schedule of particular month might be interesting (and sometimes humorous - see #20 ) and could appease our urge for information and education, our exhibitions should be loved, not meticulous or preaching. Did billions of innocent folks see Downton Abbey in January and scream for more novels and films?
Bring your display inspired by fashion. Keep in mind that ads should be beloved (rule #1 and #2) and funny (rule #20). What about an exhibition of "If You like Downton Abbey" with novels and films? How about an exhibition entitled "And the Oscar Goes to..." that presents Oscar-winning films, autobiographies of Oscar-winning actresses, and non-fiction about Hollywood celebrities and Hollywood policies?
The use of folk art shows that librarians are refreshing, funny and pertinent, not cumbersome, serious or old-fashioned. Get your display inspired by the latest news. "This would have been the ideal moment to organize an exhibition of works on financial or economic matters. A " President & Politics " ad would have been great in the week before the elections, with folksy non-fiction titles on president, imaginary reports from president and films and TV shows like The West Wing, All the President's Men or the HBO adaption by John Adams.
Allow your fellowship to get inspired by your display. View a display of the locale histories. View an exhibition of 1960' book collections that also promote manufacturing. Such a display can be given added value (see #10 ) by asking the theatre to provide free passes for a canvas. Think about going beyond narrowly focused screens to more general ones that can be used at any time - or continuously: I knew they would be loved if they were more easily seen, and drew a few hundred of them for a display.
Not because it wasn't liked, but because they were all unchecked (see #2 rule). Notice that the character was quite easy and contained the National Geographic emblem (see #7 rule). It worked with PBS DVD's that also interfere with book.
I' ve designed a PBS badge with the PBS emblem and Nature, NOVA, American Experience, FrontLine and other favourite PBS shows. Except when the articles are invaluable or indispensable, do not put book shelves behind glasses. If you put a book in a closed showcase, it says: "Here are some great ones from our library, but you can't have them!
When you have showcases, give them to locals to show off their goods to artisans, craftsmen or gatherers. They could even give young locals the opportunity to show off their dolls, Legos, actions or tractors: Stay prepared and willing to modify the schedules and create an ad that' s centered on the daily notices.
Here is an exhibition that went off within a few working lessons after the death of a resident writer was announced - we collected his book and put it all on a car for a few days: 20th Have a good time! Display should be enjoyable, both for you to design and for your clients to rummage through.
If you are asking yourself why display are important at all, I have only two words for you - bookfinding. It''s the catchphrase of the hour for library, bookseller and publishing houses, with meetings dedicated to the idea and new product ideas to make it simpler. A few library staff will complain that this unusual new slogan mirrors what we have always done - helping our readership find their next book.
At a time when readership can find a book in the grocery store, on their iPhone, on Amazon, and from societal sources such as Goodreads and Pinterest, we need to make sure that the library is concerned with finding the book and that it is a top priorities. Improving book display is just one way to help the reader find great titles.
Suzan Brown took her first librarian position to make a living while studying beers. Eventually, after several years in academia and state institutions, she found her vocation behind the reading and referencing office of a publicly owned institution. Prior to relocating to Kansas, she worked in Virginia and North Carolina librarians and has her M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Currently, she is Principal of Corporate Communications for the Lawrence PR Library in Lawrence, KS, and is passionately involved with reader service, community service, and PR promotion for government institutions. Suzan is blogging about hands-on branding for under 658 years of age among publishers. §8 - Convenient advertising for publicsector librarians.