The Purple Book Poster - A Project in Print

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Kathy Cable (Creator)
Carrie Forbes (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: "Kathy Cable , MLS & Carrie Forbes , MLS wanted to know if students would still appreciate or want a print resource when visiting the campus library. The idea for the resource came from observing medical students using a small pocket guide to clinical resources on their rounds. The print resource needed to be small or pocket-sized , needed to contain general library information , and we wanted to share shortened links for students to access library resources quickly. METHODS: Librarians brainstormed for ideas on the most frequently asked questions about Laupus Library's resources and services Created the pocket guide in Microsoft Publisher Created a corresponding Libguide with the same information Presented ""The Purple Book€ to library staff for additional input Printed a test run of 20 pocket guides Displayed pocket guides in library and all were taken in 2 days RESULTS: After successful distribution of the initial test Purple Books , the librarians felt the Purple Books were successful. However , to offer more books , funding would be necessary. The director requested price quotes from three printing companies. The least expensive , which turned out to be ECU university printing services , was chosen for the job. Two hundred Purple Books were printed for Fall 2019. CONCLUSIONS: From the initial test printing , the librarians felt that the creation and use of the Purple Book was successful. The librarians will continue to monitor Purple Book for updates as needed for future printing , cost , and overall usage. The librarians hope to offer Purple Books throughout the academic year continuously."

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Forbes , C. , & Cable , K. (2019 , October). The purple book: A project in print. Poster session presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association's Annual Conference , Durham , NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
librarianship, marketing libraries, medical libraries

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