Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning CenterTextbooks Archives
University Library welcomes displays and exhibits that highlight library and archival resources and/or enhance the cultural and intellectual life of the university. Exhibits provide an excellent opportunity for the library to engage in collaborative projects that support the teaching and research mission of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The library is committed to presenting diverse points of view and to the principles of academic freedom as outlined through the Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement. The information on this page is intended to help our campus partners think through the process of creating an exhibit or display in the University Library.
A display is a selection of items, either physical or virtual, with little to no accompanying text or provided interpretation. The purpose of a library display is to promote interest and/or awareness of programs, resources, and services.
Example: First Floor Lobby Table
An exhibit is a selection of items, either physical or virtual, with accompanying textual, visual, or auditory content to communicate between the library and its users. Exhibits should have learning outcomes and often require considerable research. Learning outcomes do not need to be formal and would likely focus on affecting change in an audience, such as a change of feeling or a motivation to learn more.
Example: Second Floor Glass Case
Guests must complete the Exhibit Request Form a minimum of two weeks before installing an exhibit or display and comply with the policies and guidelines detailed below. Unauthorized displays, regardless of content or message, will be removed immediately. If you are interested in a digital exhibit or display with University Archives, please email the Digital Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final decisions regarding displays and exhibits are the purview of the University Library's Public Relations Chair, the Assistant Library Director, and the Director of the University Archives, where applicable.
The images below represent spaces and furniture available for displays and exhibits at University Library. Please note that the first floor Library Art Lab is only coordinated with the School of Art and Design and the Furlong Gallery for student and faculty exhibits. It is therefore not an available space.
Second Floor Glass Case
Fifth Floor Exhibit Cabinet inside of Archives
Fifth Floor Display Case outside of Archives
Questions regarding the Display and Exhibit Policy should be referred to University Library Assistant Director Susan Lindahl via email at email@example.com.
This policy is in alignment with, and does not supercede UW-Stout Policy 76-3: Facilities Use Policy