"Lacher-Feldman has produced a comprehensive and readable manual that will be invaluable to those considering their first exhibition, while containing sufficient Insight and originality to sustain the interest of those with experience in the area."
—Archives and Manuscripts (2015)
“The book inspires confidence and encourages archivists to step away from comfort zones and reach more people. [Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries] emerges as a new standard that will be required reading for archivists working on any type of exhibition."
—Metropolitan Archivist (Winter 2014)
“[Lacher-Feldman’s] guide to exhibits . . . has evolved from hours of research, writing, lecturing, and practical experience in showcasing archival and rare collections. . . . What everyone can benefit from . . . is the helpful discussion of how exhibits come to be (the creative steps and processes) and the formulation of the message to viewers.
—Journal of Western Archives, Volume 5, Issue 1
"Brimming with photographs and case studies, the examples in this book can support efforts to get buy-in for developing or improving an exhibitions program. The book can also be used by the experienced exhibit developer for its wealth of practical advice and best practices."
—New England Archivist Newsletter (July 2014)
"Woven throughout are brief and chapter-length case studies contributed by colleagues from other repositories that demonstrate the book’s “how-to” principles in practice. These real-world examples and perspectives from a variety of curators are a valuable addition."
—Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists (Spring 2014)
“[The author’s] enthusiasm shows in the tone of her writing, and she encourages readers to ‘proceed and be bold’ in approaching exhibit work. . . . For those with experience, it serves as a tune-up to get back into good habits and perhaps revisit or establish best practices. For students and those new to exhibit work, it is a core text that makes exhibit development achievable, enjoyable, and less daunting.”
—Archival Issues, Volume 36, Number 1