The Roaring Twenties, March 2016

This was by far my most successful display to date. It circulated over 60 items and I was constantly struggling to refill it. It even circulated a book about Duchamp – DUCHAMP, PEOPLE. I’m not one to brag, but I’m pretty sure this display made modernist art a thing again. After my experience with all the stuff for the Native American Heritage Month display, I made no supplemental materials for this one. The poster was made on the Cricut machines in our district’s Makerspace.

 

Native American Heritage Month, November 2015

If you’re interested in this display, I wrote about it’s level of success over at Hack Library School, in a blog entitled, “What Library Displays Taught Me About Effort, Good Intentions, and Failure.” That should give you an idea about how many items this display circulated and how much attention it got, but I’m still pretty proud of what I created for this one. The goal was to feature contemporary Indigenous authors, musicians, and artists, and I created supplementary materials to highlight this. The playlist I curated is available here.

We Are Still Here, and all its accoutrements.

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These are the interactive cards I used to feature Native American artists. While some of the art was from books, most was from HonorTheTreaties.org.

Please feel free to remix/reinvigorate/reuse these materials, I would love to see pictures if you do!

Poster

Artist Profiles

Playlist Cards

The Lefty Hall of Fame, August 2015

The goal of this display was to feature left-handed authors for Left Handers Day, which is August 13th. The poster was designed with my favorite simplified design website, Canva. I wanted to create a hall-of-fame-like gallery, envisioning gilded frames and fancy portraits. It went a little whimsical on me, however, because in the end I decided to make the “gilded frames” technicolor. Due to construction, I got to do this display on a weird tree fixture, and I really like the way it turned out.

Please feel free to remix/reinvigorate/reuse these materials, I would love to see pictures if you do!

Poster

Gallery Portraits

 

Summer in the Pikes Peak Region, June/July 2015

For this display, I featured books about local activities, hiking, food, and music. The photograph in the poster was taken by a coworker and used with his permission. It really helped to foster the local feel of the display. The real success, however, was the supplemental materials I created to accompany the display, including a calendar with weekly farmer’s markets and a flyer with all of the free outdoor concerts happening. Whenever I displayed a local musician’s CD, I also created a small sign to feature any of their upcoming performances.

This display was originally only created for June 2015, but my coworkers on the display committee liked it so much that they asked me to update and continue it for July 2015.

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Please feel free to remix/reinvigorate/reuse these materials, I would love to see pictures if you do!

Poster

Farmers Markets Flyer

Local Outdoor Concerts

Local Musician Featurettes