In our library, the biography section has horrible circulation. It's one of those areas where books may check out 1 time a year, rather than every three weeks. For the most part, checkouts in this area tend to be assignment driven. I am hoping to change this. Since displays tend to increase circulation, I created a display in the biography section that can rotate as often as we need it to.
This is the "before" picture. As you can see, I have a lot of empty shelf space, which made shifting easy. The problem with shelves like this is that they don't really encourage browsing. Books can easily get lost in a section.
This is the "after" picture. I shifted the first couple of ranges so the first two shelves in the area were empty. If this works, then I may shift a little more so the whole first range is empty. My first display is of baseball players. Baseball is a big thing in Metro Detroit thanks to the Tigers. I plan for the displays to fit various homework assignments (African Americans in February, women in March, etc.) or to pull out cool people who get lost in the section.