PCI Webinar with Jill Burket Ragase
I Can’t Reach It! Shelving and
Layout in the Children’s Department
Competency: Children’s Services
Sub-Category: Displays and markets materials to be attractive and enjoyable to children, as well as convenient to use
The children served by youth services spaces/departments span a vast spectrum of developmental milestones. This webinar will challenge staff who work with children to take a fresh look at their spaces with differing age groups- from infants through tweens in mind. Space allocation, shelving, displays, and even the placement of the reference and circulation desks all impact circulation and customer experience. Is your space functioning at its best at each point along the growth curve?
Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
• Determine if their collection allocation and placement is maximized for youth patrons interest, demand, and convenience.
• Understand the impact of signage as a user experience and how to incorporate it effectively and efficiently in a space used by non-readers, emergent readers, and early readers.
• Orient their materials, shelving, and service points with young patrons in mind.
• Use space creatively.
We will tackle each topic with options for libraries with little to no budget, some budget, and big budgets for improvements. This interactive webinar will encourage you to share your departments best as we walk through ideas from libraries nationwide.
Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has enthusiastically shared her passion for Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for four years. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is the former Children’s Librarian and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an SLJ 5 star library. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.