Tag Archives: design

Introducing: The Illustrated Library

The Illustrated Library: Daily (or somewhat regular) creative commons illustrations of library stuff. Individuals and academic institutions are welcome to use illustrations on (non-commercial) websites and print materials with attribution.

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iPads in the Library: Pilot Study and Promotion

Rumors of an iPad pilot study for the library began circulating back in October. Two weeks ago — after months of negotiations, careful planning and adjustments — a bank of 20 iPads were delivered to the library.  Cataloged and all dressed up in matching protective cases, the iPads are now available and awaiting the return […]


Library Map

You are here: Rethinking the Library Map

The library map is one of my most used tools at the Reference Desk. Prospective students and their families take copies as they pass through on tour, students and professors utilizing the library from other schools use it to find their way around, freshman locate quiet spaces to study and almost every student who comes […]

Making E-Books Visible

The small-to-medium sized undergraduate library I work for has been making the move to e-books. New orders are generally purchased as e-books, older volumes are avoiding the bindery, and lost titles are replaced with e-books. E-books in general, and specifically order-on-demand, have allowed the library’s collection to grow and stretch in new ways: additions to […]