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Vertical Files: A Bulletin Board Source

Carol Smallwood (Librarian in Pellston Public Schools, Cheboygan, Michigan)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



Building a great vertical file collection means building a great resource for library bulletin board displays. Since bulletin boards need an endless supply of new ideas and materials, and your vertical files are constantly growing, why not combine them? Using your vertical file collection as a source for bulletin boards not only alerts users to what is inside those drawers, it is a great method for creating attractive seasonal displays and contests which you would not otherwise be able to feature. You need no special storage as materials are just returned to, or (if newly acquired) are made part of the vertical files when you take down the display. (Addresses for all the sources discussed in this article appear at the end.)


Smallwood, C. (1992), "Vertical Files: A Bulletin Board Source", Collection Building, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 28-30.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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