NCompass Live: Let’s Make This Look Good: Graphic Design for Maximum Engagement
Join us for next week’s NCompass Live, “Let’s Make This Look Good: Graphic Design for Maximum Engagement”, on Wednesday, May 6, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time.
The future is a visual place. The media is dominated by image-based sharing. Carefully designed ads and brands are constantly bombarding us. Such a visually stimulated world raises important questions about visual literacy but it also asks questions about how libraries are communicating without words. What do our materials and use of images say about us? How are we engaging our communities with intentional graphic design?
This session will begin with basic graphic design principles and apply them to various print and electronic materials with the purpose of effectively communicating messages and engaging with communities. Emphasis will be placed on the practical considerations of the design process, software choices, where to find useful materials for including in designs, and places to be inspired. Attendees will leave with many free resource suggestions and an understanding of how to use design principles to create all kinds of materials from handouts and event posters to infographics and syllabi.
Presenter: Meggan Frost, Public Services Librarian, Paul Smith’s College, NY.
Upcoming NCompass Live events:
- May 13 – A Conversation with ALA President Courtney Young
- May 20 – Reading & Sharing: The System Directors Talk About Books
- May 27 – IT Security for Libraries
- June 3 – Connecting to your community through the Human Library program: The Pace University Library experience
For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage
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