July 10, 2020

New Library Display in a New Place


You probably already know about the display cases that are in front of the Library building, but the Library recently added to a Display Case over in Upper Convo to its display possibilities. We are going to use the case to continue interesting displays and the first one is focusing on our favorite interesting thing: the Library!


The first display I have put in Upper Convo is “Library Snapshot” which is designed to give a glimpse into the history and impact of the Library through ‘snapshots’ of information. 


    


The display includes some little-known facts about the Library accompanied by some historic photographs pulled from the AU Archives. For history buffs or anyone who loves books as much as me, you can also see the old library card stamp cards in some of the displayed books with one even showing its accompanied card from the card catalog as well as some of the yearbooks from the late 1970s. Since opening in 1972, the Library here at Ashland University has undergone many changes, but always remains central to the community and student life. 


I am currently working on future displays to be installed in Upper Convo and the Library cases that will showcase the Special Collections held by Ashland University Library.  If you have ideas about future displays or want to learn more about this display, please feel free to contact me, Jessica Byers, AU Library Curator and Reference Librarian, at jbyers7@ashland.edu.


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