So, one of the terribly challenging aspects of working in a digital/bookless library is: what kind of displays can you do? We do have student-created book art from semester to semester, but sometimes there’s a semester that doesn’t happen. Or you want to do something different and not have the same things up for 4 months straight.
Or Banned Books Week comes along so a’Pinteresting we will go and oops, awkward:
Or, hey, nerdy delight– Doctor Who quotes!
Though at least the information recorded within books is something that is not, actually, format-specific, so +1 for the ebook virtual stacks and databases. You just can’t…look around and see them. Not to mention the common appellation of “bookless library” which I suppose we should fight against (digital library, please): after all, it’s not like ebooks are magically not books.
…Which also means that we have have to request books from the other libraries for doing displays, which feels a little greedy sometimes. Still, we got a nice little display together (spearheaded by a fellow librarian; I’m just showing off on her behalf):
The iPads came in just in time to go out as an improvised photobooth sort of thing. Our campus is doing a “Picture Yourself” selfie-themed marketing campaign this year, hence our s(h)elfie opportunity. It’s actually been fairly popular, and most of the pictures even actually have books in them! If they fill out a release form (or work for the school!) we upload the pics to a Photobucket album right here. A lot more selfies than release forms, though, so hopefully people have been at least emailing their pics to themselves…