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.