Just another area where I'm seeking improvement!
One of the ideas I've seen is to have Shelf Talkers ready to put with books out on display. There are several ways to get the books to 'talk' to your students and encourage checkout. The simplest I've seen lately is to put these speech bubble signs, attached to shelf markers or bookmarks, and tuck them into books that might be overlooked on the shelves.
Each of these can be quickly displayed with a book that is sitting out on top of the shelf. After a student chooses the book with the Shelf Talker it can be easily slipped out of the book. The student can leave it at the circulation desk or put it in another book for display. I like the idea of empowering students to make recommendations. This is an easy way to encourage participation. I've designed a dozen speech bubble shelf talkers that are yours for the download!
|Speech Bubble Shelf Talkers @ Google Drive|