Date(s) - 04/08/2020
2:00 pm CDT - 3:00 pm CDT
Aaron Schmidt will cover the basics of practical graphic design, show examples of good graphic design in libraries, suggest tools that you can use to improve your library’s signs, posters, brochures, websites, and more.
This interactive two-part workshop will improve your graphic design skills and give you the opportunity to put them to work.
April 8, 2020 @ 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET: In Part One, Schmidt will cover the basics of practical graphic design, show examples of good graphic design in libraries, suggest tools that you can use to improve your library’s signs, posters, brochures, websites, and more. The session will end with an assignment.
April 15, 2020 @ 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET: Part Two will be hosted the following week, giving you some time to apply what you’ve learned to continue the conversation. Participants will send the before/after of their redesigns to be reviewed during the webinar.
Schmidt will be available between the sessions to answer questions.
In the past fifteen years Aaron Schmidt has been a circulation clerk, reference librarian, and library director. Currently he is the principal of Influx Library User Experience Consulting, is a lecturer at the San Jose School of Library and Information Science, and writes a column called “The User Experience” for Library Journal. Schmidt serves on the editorial board for Weave: the Journal of Library User Experience, and he coauthored the book “Useful, Usable and Desirable,” a guide to applying UX to libraries. He has presented internationally on the topic of library innovation and design.
Register for the live webinars OR the webinar recordings on our Zoom platform. By doing so, even if you don’t attend either live event, you will receive a link to the webinar recordings after the events. Please email us if you have any questions.For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.