Banned Books Week


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:

BannedBook-300x206

…too late? Sort of?

Or, hey, nerdy delight– Doctor Who quotes!

books_weapons

Ohhhh, well… again, sort of, no.

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):

2014-09-19 16.22.59

The attention-getter/explanatory portion

Shelfie display

Also pictured, an old piece of aforementioned book art (the flame-decorated book on the side table)

 

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…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s