Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Translating library terminology

Fiction/genre sign - Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix Public LibraryThis sign, from Burton Barr Library in Arizona is helpful for me.  I like that it does not expect me to understand what fiction is, but lets me know some of the kind of reading I might find in this area.

I think there is a sense of excitement from the kind of sign as well.  The lit sign (and I know this is not feasible for every library, not would it work in every library) adds to the sense of wonder, discovery and interest.  

I am guessing it took a while to work out the exact working (what genres get mentioned and in what order), but this sign does what it needs to do, shows where I can find some reading.

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