Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shelf Signs Part 2

Been having way too much fun with designing these. I hope it actually helps the kiddos (and the staff :/ ... cause many of them have a hard time, which I really don't get because everything fiction is "inside" our circle of shelves, and non-fic is "outside" the circle of shelves ... but not everyone spends as much time with the system, I guess) find things more easily.

Rough drafts continuing on from my first couple tries. What do you think? I'm still playing around with graphics for some of them. And figuring out how specific of a Dewey area I want to highlight. My goal was just to spread the signs around. Even if the user wasn't looking for Egypt, the 932 on the sign might help them know which direction to look on the shelf. Maybe. ;)

Any requests for those last four spaces on the end of the alphabet page?

At first I was going to put pictures with the letters for fiction (apple with A, etc.) but then I realized that went directly against what I'd just tried to do with the non-fix ... relate the shelf sign to what was on the shelf. Since everyone might have different books (and the jury's still out on whether or not that would be kosher to include cover images anyway) I left them blank. Users could print out images and just glue them on, if they wanted.

How ridiculous am I? Saved 'em as .png files so that I can send them to my Silhouette and not have to cut them out.



  1. My ideas for the spaces are... Spanish? Audio Books? Playaways? Dictionaries or Reference? State Book Award? So many choices! Blank is good too!

    I'm really digging the biography ones!

  2. Do you think it should Spanish or Espanol (with the tilde ... but I don't know how to do that in a blog comment ... I do in the graphics ;)).
    I've actually thought about doing a little more in Spanish. I was a Spanish teacher before I was a school librarian. In my current school I don't get to use it as much as you might think, considering where I live. Would be good practice.