Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

High Vis Your Library - Visual Merchandising to Inspire

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:00am

About this course

3 July in Wellington – St Andrews on the Terrace

Tea / coffee on arrival but no catering provided.
Member Price: $250 per person (non refundable)
Non-member Price: $325 per person (non refundable)

10am - 4pm

Limit 35 per event


A supportive and playful workshop to help you develop eye catching visual representations of services and special events provided by the Library.

Take home creative techniques, ideas and a clear vision to make improvements in your working environment.

You will develop your understanding of:

  • the BIG picture
  • the visual merchandising basics
  • where inspirations lie and how to harness them
  • building on great ideas
  • the right techniques, tips on resourcing materials when budgets are limited and tricks on wowing with less.
  • adapting to structural specifics
  • recording and celebrating achievements.


Sessions in this course include:

Session 1: Purposeful Visual Representation

  • Why Visual Representation or Display?
  • Types of Displays

Session 2: Design - were do you start?

Learn to create a clear vision and portray it in a basic design brief where you will generate your ideas, your inspiration and design plan.

What, Where, When, and Why

Session 3. Design Foundations

We work blind without fundamentals and basic processes.

If ever in doubt, refer back to basics, to get INSPIRED.

  • Elements

Colour, Line, Shape (2D/3D), Size, Space, Texture, Value

  • Principles

Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Gradient, Pattern, Proportion

Session 4: The Creative Process

  • Plan
  • Organise
  • Prepare
  • Install
  • Review

Session 5: Resources and Budgeting for Display

What to do and where to turn when resources are limited.

Session 6: Techniques, Terminology and How To's

Propping, risers, hanging, Flat Lay, Signage, Lighting

Session 7: Further development

The Library of the future - a digital invasion?

If your displays are lacking the lustre to appeal and WOW then this course is sure to spare inspiration. 


This course is designed for

Library staff seeking tools and inspiration for enhancing the Library's visitor's experience.


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