Presentation on theme: "Razzle Dazzle ‘Em The Glitz, Glam & Gusto of Material Displays"— Presentation transcript:
1 Razzle Dazzle ‘Em The Glitz, Glam & Gusto of Material Displays Jeremy BolomLincoln Parish LibraryRuston, LA
2 What is it? Why do it? How to do it? Material Displays What? -A marketing tool to highlight your materialsWhy?-Fun for patrons and staff, especially creative types-Boost circulation & revitalize stagnant collectionsHow?-Next few slides explain this
3 Before you begin… Staff Resources Idea Considerations Collection ConsiderationsStaff ResourcesFirst, get permissionHave the Time & Talent and/or willingness?Idea ConsiderationsFeasible?Staff and time?Space?How long? (month, week, season?)Construction? (simple or advanced)Cost? (budget and supplies)Reusable? (yearly appeal, storage, will it hold up?)Manageable?Dangerous or easily destroyed (will it fall apart is someone touches it?)Item management (how to keep full/vital)Include handouts? (bookmarks, reading lists, etc.)Collection ConsiderationsChoose your materialsrevitalize (low circ/last chance til weed) orHighlight (new, special collection, topic, subject)?Enough materials?Materials condition
4 Inspiration & Ideas Easy & True Challenging & Inspiring Easy & True Genre or sub-genreHolidaysNon-fiction subjectWord or color themeSummer Reading Tie-InChallenging & InspiringLocal festivals and eventsAuthor/celebrity birthdaysGroup by monthElvisChase’s Calendar of Events??? Month??? Week???Day
5 Gallery Remember! Do what you can, when you can. Simple is ok, especially if it’s easy for you!HolidaysSeasonalOther “Holidays” & EventsCollection/Genre FocusFunOver the Top!
28 Color Theme FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALS Color in title or color of material?
29 Lightweights & Heavyweights FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALSLittle books and huge/heavy booksClick second pic
30 Exhibit Tie-In FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALS Enhance the library experience
31 The Help & Downton Abbey FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALSPopularity of title/subject…Media Tie-In
32 Collaboration FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALS Patron passions Also, organizations (have done bike safety, recycling with local orgs)
33 “In the News” FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALS “In the News” Memorial of Ray Bradbury, Stephen Covey, Maeve Binchy, Neil ArmstrongDiamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth IIJulia’s 100th Birthday“Hot Topic”Mars LandingPolitics“On the Calendar”Weekly and monthly topics that don’t have as many materials Back to Chase’s
34 May is Month. FUN WAYS TO GROUP MATERIALS Nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.Launched in 1999Supported by the Association of American PublishersMonth.
35 Get Caught Reading Online Resources at www.getcaughtreading.org Order “free” posters (you pay shipping)Access newslettersDownload free videos of celebrity and author support statements
39 Christmas Book TreeOVER THE TOPClick second pic
40 Think Tank Questions??? Share ideas Jeremy Bolom Lincoln Parish LibraryRuston, LAAs many ideas as you imagination will allow.Cube sizesFour sets of (22 X 22 X 20) & (14 X 18 X 10)Two sets of (42 X 42 X 20) & (26 X 26 X 10-14) & (10 X 10 X 10-14)