Thinking like Barnes & Noble for a long time
Posted September 23, 2010on:
A student in the Innovations & Opportunities for Media Specialists class said her principal wanted her to shelve fiction books by topic. She wasn’t quite sure what to do. I rattled off ways in which we’ve shelved series books in attractive baskets or on special shelves in elementary media centers and described the shelved face out “teen lit” section in a high school media center. Or– the separate career sections we established in media centers more than 30 years ago or the collection of well-used series books on countries shelved alphabetically by country name. Or the boxes on table tops used for always in demand fiction (saves reshelving) or browsing boxes. All Add a few large signs or attention getting displays to these kid friendly ideas and watch them smile at the check out desk!