Letting Art & Design Books and Journals “Sell” Themselves

When I first started work at the Art, Design & Media library, I felt that we were under-utilizing the beautiful covers of the art & design books and journals in the library to market the items themselves. When users walk into the library, immediately to their right are 3 current periodical shelves containing major art and design publications. Most come with full color covers. However, all they get to see are 3 end panels with boring shelf guides bearing unfamiliar letters and numbers (Library of Congress Classification Numbers). The New Arrivals were displayed on a low bench and only a Continue Reading