During the pandemic, our library, like many others, made the switch to promote library resources for an online centric world. Book displays were reimagined in the form of LibGuides, online flyers and social media posts became more commonplace to reach our patrons. Yet throughout all this online marketing, we had overlooked our institutional repository (IR) to disseminate our creative works. That changed in 2021, when we decided to start uploading poster presentations created to promote library resources and realized that in effect, we became content creators. While the posters are not the traditional form of research and publication, we are creating unique scholarly content for the purposes of teaching and learning. Library display posters became an opportunity to inspire staff creativity and showcase unexpected talents.
Pensa, Shannon, Raquel Estrada, and William Flores. “Publishing without Publishing: The Case for UTRGV Library Poster Displays.” Charleston, SC: Charleston Hub, 2022.