Session Title

Infographic DIY: Online Tools for Teaching and Library Advocacy

Presenter Information

Dani Brecher, Claremont Colleges

Description

The rising popularity and ubiquity of infographics is changing the way that people receive information. Thanks to new online tools, libraries can easily create their own professional-looking infographics with minimal time investment and cost. This presentation will provide an overview and comparison of six ‘freemium’ infographic creation platforms. The presenter will discuss best practices for infographic creation, based on the design literature, as well as provide suggestions for using infographics for library advocacy and as teaching tools in information literacy classes.

Start Date

20-3-2014 2:15 PM

End Date

20-3-2014 3:45 PM

 
Mar 20th, 2:15 PM Mar 20th, 3:45 PM

Infographic DIY: Online Tools for Teaching and Library Advocacy

The rising popularity and ubiquity of infographics is changing the way that people receive information. Thanks to new online tools, libraries can easily create their own professional-looking infographics with minimal time investment and cost. This presentation will provide an overview and comparison of six ‘freemium’ infographic creation platforms. The presenter will discuss best practices for infographic creation, based on the design literature, as well as provide suggestions for using infographics for library advocacy and as teaching tools in information literacy classes.