In the review I wrote about one of the books I read recently, What They Don't Teach You in Library School, I mentioned that it discussed thinking about one's library like a retail store. Based on this idea, I started contemplating new locations for some of our displays.
A few weeks ago, I moved our popular reading display to a more obvious location that is adjacent to the path many students take on their way into the library. The number of students I've seen looking at the display has skyrocketed! The former location is visible in this photo:
I don't have a good way to get a picture of the location of the display now (the main floor has a pretty big open area for my little camera), but it's much more centrally located and looks like this:
We've also recently added "Staff Picks," one of which includes a student worker's review of that book. I'm hoping more students will review the books as well. We'll see what effect the "Staff Picks" have.