Dynamic Design Ideas for Your Library Step by Step


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About the Book

Just about any librarian needs new ideas for dynamic, topical library displays. This new second volume offers ideas on a wide range of subjects including women of note, news-worthy events, Mother Nature, great moments in time, prominent figures in history, global cultures and more.
Each display topic includes a comprehensive background discussion along with detailed assembly instructions, an explanation of the genesis of the idea and suggestions on ways to adapt these designs to fit into larger spaces.
The author includes everyday items, prized collectibles and authentic antiques in each of the 45 displays featured.

About the Author(s)

Susan P. Phillips is the former Lending Services Supervisor at the Cressman Library of Cedar Crest College. She lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Susan P. Phillips
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 250
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4024-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8707-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

1. Globe Trotting

Land of the Rising Sun      3

Maya Mysteries      7

Olympic Fever      10

Egypt on the Nile      15

2. Mother Nature

Garden Gate      19

Yosemite in Focus      23

Land Down Under      28

3. Women of Note

Reel Women      33

Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World      37

Frida      42

Ladies of the Court      46

Gutsy Girls      50

4. Pure Whimsy

Shore Summer Reads      55

and the Winner is      58

The Jersey Shore      62

Rock & Roll      66

5. In Memory

Mostly Mozart      71

A Wild Wilde Ride      74

A Brush with History: Portraits of the Presidents      79

Edgar Allan Poe      84

Will Power      89

FDR Remembered      93

The Wright Stuff      98

6. Moments in Time

Titanic!      103

1776      108

The Great War, 1914–1918      112

Far Out! Surviving the 1960s      116

7. Festivities

Cinco de Mayo      121

Bastille Day      124

Lovers in History      129

Season’s Readings      133

8. Newsworthy

When We’re Gone      137

Fit or Fat: Are You Fed Up?       141

Autism Aware      145

Gallery of Rogues      150

Election Central      155

Connections: The Social Network      159

Going Green      164

9. Books and More

Sci-Fi      169

Generations      174

Get Lit at the Library      178

10. Etcetera

…Isms      184

In Stitches      190

The Great Ships of Sail      193

The Plain People      197

Appendix: Month by Month Display Ideas      203

Bibliography      217

Index      229

Book Reviews & Awards

“Phillips’ second volume on displays, reflects a deep commitment to her profession and library professionals. A superb and worthwhile purchase”—Booklist; “presents 45 low-cost display ideas for librarians”—SciTech Book News.