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Friday, April 8 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Helping Students Navigate the Library Stacks: Using Icons to Represent LoC Subject Areas

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Students have difficulty navigating the physical and online library. At PSCC, a group of librarians, students, and faculty teamed up to design icons for the major Library of Congress subject headings to provide a visual context for the difficult-to-use classification system. The icons are placed on signage in the physical library and online to help guide students to specific subject areas and create specific continuity opportunities between the physical and virtual library spaces. PSCC librarians will discuss the project, including research for planning the project, student involvement, the design of new stack signs, using the Library of Congress icons online, and the ongoing research on the effectiveness of the new shelving signs with wayfinding and browsing.


Miranda Kispert

Virginia College Library
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Jennifer Mezick

Acquisitions Librarian, Pellissippi State Community College

Laurel Winters

Scripps Networks Interactive

Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 7

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