Book displays are a great way to fill unused shelves or empty table spaces. But what happens if you have great books and they never get checked out? How could you increase library program sign-ups, support your library’s mission statement, and provide readers’ advisory services on a shoestring budget? How can you make the physical library a place of discovery and entertainment?
Book displays for adults engage customers, promote the flow of information, and highlight the library’s role as a space that is in-touch with its community.
At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
• Create a list of book display resources
• Incorporate passive programming into book displays
• Identify topics for book displays of interest to their library customers
• Utilize techniques to promote circulation, participation, and readers’ advisory
• Promote the library’s mission, goals, and programming
Original broadcast June 8. 2017
Biography ~ Maggie Rose
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Wayne County Public Library in Ohio. She maintains up to 18 possible display areas at any given time. She is responsible for sections of the non-fiction print collection as well as the periodical collection. Maggie coordinates two evening book clubs and works closely with other non-profit agencies in Wayne County to support common goals.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been in her current position for four years. She has presented for the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and has served on committee for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, a cat, and a fish.