Occupy Display

Discussion at the PLG meeting today included how to reach out to the library/information community outside the university. We discussed an article that profiled a librarian who created a book display at the London Public Library related to the Occupy movement. The librarian, David Caloren, was quoted as saying:

“What we try to do through displays is to bring awareness to different issues and to allow people to educate themselves through access to our collection. We try to do topical displays of various sorts and something like the Occupy movement allows us to bring material from different bits of the collection together into one cohesive place.”

The article continues: “Caloren stressed this wasn’t LPL taking a stand on the movement, but rather only about raising awareness. “That’s sort of how I saw it,” he said. “I tried to make it so it was sort of obvious and that it had a large amount of material that people could, if they wanted to, educate themselves.”

Read the full article here: http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/2011/10/occupy-by-the-books/

 

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One thought on “Occupy Display

  1. It’s great to see the public library in London responding to local events in such a direct way. It acknowledges the event, and allows people to easily educate themselves without having to search on their own.

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