Look! Touch! Hear!
Engaging the Senses and Information Literacy in Effective Library Displays
Tuesday, March 6, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Garden City Public Library
Library Displays have long been a staple product of the library environment. They are created to highlight holidays, month-long observances (Black History, National Poetry Month), or new acquisitions. These displays are too-often regarded as an after-thought and a passive method of patron engagement. However, with thought and a little extra planning, a library display can provide the gateway to constructive conversation and valuable information literacy teaching.
Presenters, Nikki Cannon-Rech and Autumn Johnson, will provide specific examples of Information Literacy displays including the learning outcomes attached, methods of assessment, and ideas for expanding reach. Participants will then break into informal groups for a guided activity where they will develop a display plan for their specific library. Targeted instruction will encourage thinking beyond the normal display ideas and will include assessment options to better incorporate authentic information literacy teaching. The session will be followed by collaborative discussion.
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This workshop is appropriate for all library types. Participants will leave the workshop with the ability to:
- Recognize the value library displays can have in teaching information literacy
- Identify various methods of assessment for measuring the impact of displays
- Describe ways to encourage patron engagement with displays
- Create a plan for incorporating information literacy into an effective display