Library publicity 2011

Our students return/begin next month, and this year I have designed postcards which will be given to all of them as a welcome and as a publicity tool for the library.

Here’s the picture on the front (showing one of the library’s reading rooms):

And the message on the back:

The main texts reads: “Visit your college library to browse; to borrow, renew or return your books; to discover; to make an enquiry; for help with SOLO; to learn how to use e-resources; to make a suggestion; to catch up; to work quietly; to ask a ¬†question; to find an answer…”

SOLO is the interface to the main library catalogues at the University of Oxford.

The QR code points to the online library guide.

See also:

Library publicity for the new term (September 2010)

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Library publicity for the new term

The academic year at Oxford starts in a few weeks’ time, and I am preparing library welcome packs for all our students.

Each pack contains a library bookmark, badge and map of all Oxford libraries.

The bookmark includes contact information for the library, opening hours and details of the lending rules.

Library welcome pack

There are 16 different badges. Each one has ‘St Hugh’s College Library’ around the edge and one larger word in the middle, e.g. Borrow, OxLIP+, SOLO, Browse, Enquiry, Citation. The aim is to familiarise the students with the vocabulary of the library, and I hope it will also generate a buzz as people compare badges with their friends and work out what all the terms mean.

Badges