For the fifteenth installment of our online magazine we are celebrating inspirational Library displays!
Some users prefer to come across texts fortuitously through browsing the shelves and display areas. For others that have a strong preference for a particular genre, subject-area or author, displays hold the potential to ignite a new interest.
See a range of tips and examples here: http://flip.it/S_i9xP
Displays at University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury
To improve engagement and cater for our visual-kinaesthetic learners, we include an activity on many of our displays Here are a few examples:
Display promoting our millinery collection to coincide with FE project on the topic. Students were invited to pin ribbon, fabric and embellishments to polystyrene head.
Careers display, included paper, crayons, pencils and playdough. Students and staff drew their dreams/ nightmares and sculpted a monster.
Expression of the Emotions
Paper, pencils and mirror for self-portraits alongside texts including Fairburns fascinating portfolios and Messerschmits captivating busts.
Students noted which book they would save from destruction in the event of a mass burning on postage tags. collected at end of the display, list created alongside holdings and promoted on social media channels.
If you would like to find out more about our displays, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
– Rebecca Daniels