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E.C. Pollick

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A salute to society's most successful civic institution. The public library is the only civic institution in my community that is uncompromisingly successful. Not everyone in my small town is crazy about the police force, and not everyone is all that pleased with the public schools. No one ever seems terribly happy with the planning board, the architectural review board, the board of trustees. Some people think the volunteer firemen get too much ...
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Thank you E.C. Books and Libraries are precious but threatened.Thinking of the senseless destruction of priceless artefacts and archives in Mosul,Iraq,by IS.They obviously do not believe in common humanity and wisdom.
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How can effective space planning improve your renovation project's #productivity ? http://bit.ly/17r85Wb #libraries  
AGATI Design Coordinators use backgrounds in interior design to help library clients to lay out collaborative flex spaces after stacks are removed.
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For at least a generation, libraries have focused their collection development efforts on the Big Six (now Big Five) publishers. But that domination of library purchases and circulation may be about to change.
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Chicago looks to be back in the race for the Obama Presidential #Library ! http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/obama-library-chicago-115326.html
Chicago soon may win the Obama presidential library in spite of itself. Earlier this month, it was far from a done deal. Although the Windy City was where Barack Obama launched his career and started his family, and where his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel now serves as mayor, a seemingly mundane land use dispute nearly derailed the proposal to...
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Next week is Fair Use Week so let’s celebrate with a copyright “tweetchat.” On February 25th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Eastern), Brandon Butler will be our primary “chatter” on fair use.
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Uh, it's sort of a cross between Lord of the Rings, Catcher in the Rye, and a twitter post.
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#TechTuesday this week takes us from #libraries to the 21st century learning commons: What's changed, what's stayed, and what does the future hold? http://bit.ly/1A35SeR
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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It's really confusing, but we can probably figure out this industriousness problem together.
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Graphic Design for Librarians
Online Workshop for Librarians and Staff (No Prior Art Background Required)
Fun, Relaxed, Informative!
Mary wants parents to know about her Mom and Me reading program in her neighborhood library. She also likes to have visuals on hand when she presents at the department meetings.
Todd has been asked to create a library guide for patrons to use when librarians are not available. He also is responsible for making the informational signage for general patrons.
Youth Service Librarian, Sandy has a large group of teens who rely on blogs to gather their information about new books, craft programs, and clubs. Her job is also to create wall displays and other art for the teen corner.
You have decided on a general theme for your Summer Reading Program but you want to carry the idea over to announcements, flyers, posters, bookmark incentives, and the bulletin board.
Librarians are often asked to communicate or speak a visual language. The Graphic Design for Librarians class gives you the rules and tools for making that challenge not only possible but fun.
The four week class gives you an opportunity to network and share ideas with others who are actively engaged in what you are doing. No prior art experience is needed or required to learn simple guidelines for making those graphic design tasks easier and more effective-no matter the project.
Ignite your creative spark while learning basic skills needed to produce practical projects with the hardware and software you have already.
What are librarians who have taken the workshops saying about the class?
I found the section on fonts particularly informative. . .The information on fonts was most helpful.
It really does help to see how others lay things out and what the possibilities are not just for posters, but for calendars, business cards, letters, and brochures. All of these are things that I have been called on to create at some point or another.
The links to the templates and the link to the free graphic design software was particularly helpful.
Overall, the visual examples and the links to resources have been the most helpful to me. The exercise of creating a flyer from scratch was eye-opening and enjoyable. . .
The video clips were clear and informative.
I have enjoyed the class and have learned quite a bit.
I have already started using what I learned in creating at least a 1/2 doz new flyers for our programs during the last few weeks! What is so satisfying is that people are noticing that the flyers are a lot more interesting to look at and I have gotten several compliments on them (yeah!)

Learn art fundamentals that will help you create effective design projects. Through illustrated lectures, hands-on assignments, and discussion groups you will explore basic principle and design elements, attention grabbers, and tips for creating the layout, font, and content techniques you want to project.
Graphic Design for Librarians. Online Workshop for Librarians and Staff (No Prior Art Background Required). Fun, Relaxed, Informative! Mary wants parents to know about her Mom and Me reading program in her neighborhood library. She also likes to have visuals on hand when she presents at the ...
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Did you hear? The Chicago Public Library is opening new teen media centers across the city! http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2015/02/20/chance-the-rapper-amy-rule-open-digital-media-lab-in-chicago/ #libraries #TechTuesday  
Students on the South Side of Chicago now have access to more tech resources thanks to a new digital lab at the Woodson Regional Library. Chicago's First Lady Amy Rule and Chance the Rapper...
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Confused about apocalyptic vs. dystopia vs. speculative fiction vs. slipstream? Get sci-fi lit terms defined here!
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An unpaid, non professional blogger discusses the new thing that has taken the Library world by storm!
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So I'm in college to become a librarian. In one of my classes I have to interview someone in the field for a project. Would a librarian mind if I asked them a few interview questions via email?
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If a librarian would do so, better contact him/her via phone call if she's willing to answer your questions via e-mail. :)
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A panel in New Mexico helped open eyes to the many roles already filled by libraries – a reality, panel members said, that many policy-makers sadly are not that familiar with.
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One of the nation's oldest university libraries is moving its millions of documents, mementoes and art works to other sites so South Carolina's treasures may be protected from fire and the ravages of time.
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USB drive that looks like a card catalog.. $20 blank, 8GBs.. cool!
Fresh from our very successful Kickstarter, you can now get adorable USB drives in the shape of a card catalog drawer. These 8GB drives are available empty (save by ordering our handy 3, 6, or 12-packs), or preloaded with a set of the first 11 Unshelved collections in DRM-free EPUB format.
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