Saturday, August 23, 2008

Creating Dynamic Library Atmospheres

Workshop: Creating Dynamic Library Atmospheres: What we can learn from museums, theater, retail, and the container store
When: September 19, 2008 9:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Waterford Public Library
101 North River Street
Waterford, WI 53185

Sponsored By Lakeshores Library System and Arrowhead Library System

Once you've displayed books, face out, and installed slat wall so you can display even MORE books face out, what's next? Is the soda machine really the first impression you want to make? Come see how a professional and a bunch of amateurs made a big difference ~ for little money.

Sally Decker Smith, Special Services Librarian at Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL has been a public librarian for her entire career, so she knows how they think. In a former life, she was a tour guide at the Museum of Science and Industry, where she met

Ted Swigon, formerly Exhibits Director at the Museum of Science and Industry, currently on the staff at Chicago Scenic Studios, the largest designer and fabricator of theatrical scenery between the coasts, and simultaneously a consultant to museums, historical societies, and libraries. A gifted visual thinker, he sees possibilities the verbal~ oriented among us never do!

The first ten people to sign up will be able to send in a photo of an area in their library that's a problem (concern,
challenge) visually. As part of the program, Ted and Sally will make suggestions for possible solutions.
If you would like to register, please contact Jackie Jacak at 920-485-0833 or e-mail

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