29 October 2008


This idea comes courtesy of a post by Christine Baker [POH Regional Medical Center, Pontiac, MI, USA] on MEDLIB-L.

Post the first page of recently published articles by your customers in the library. You could even frame them. After a stated length of time (or when you run out of room), you can give the framed page to the author. You could even get the author to write a short note about how the library helped him or her with research (maybe on a sticky note).

This would 1) build traffic (i.e., get people into the library), 2) make nice to your customers, and 3) publicize how the library helps people do their work.

I saw something along these lines at the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library (I think)--articles and books by Clinic researchers in a display case outside the library.

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