“Our library has struggled with ways to communicate the different sound levels of our seven floors. The current signage holders in the elevators are too small to get students’ attention and the previous frame was so large, the poster was removed or tampered with frequently. The Library’s Marketing and Outreach committee brainstormed ideas and thought using the vinyl panels we use in our gallery exhibits might be an option. The vendor suggested putting the vinyl directly on the elevator doors as they have done for a local hospital.
Our goal was to explain to students what they will find on each floor, including the sound designations, so they can choose the best place to suit their needs. The New York subway theme came from a brainstorming session with the communication and outreach librarian. We wanted a look that would communicate the information in a simple manner yet grab their attention.”
Below: the vinyl signage as it appears applied to the elevator doors at Roesch Library