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See what graphic design projects librarians are creating.

*Class starts June 18th.   Enroll today in this popular class, or
throughout the first week of class June 25th, 2018.  Open to all. Approved
for 12 TLEUs by Indiana State Library.*

*Unit 1 opens the first week, access at your convenience and interact with
other participants and the instructor on the forum, read the lecture, and
watch the videos. Unit 1 will remain open throughout the 4 weeks, Unit 2
opens the second week, etc. There will be an additional 2 weeks to catch up
if you have to miss a week.  *

Librarians and staff 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 probably already have
on your computer or can easily access online.

*What are librarians who have taken the workshops saying about the class?*

 *The most helpful information to me was regarding fonts and how to utilize
them for ease in reading and eye-direction. I also tend to want to utilize
all the space in a flyer, and learning to use white-space as part of a
design, will help me to simplify.  I also benefited from a lot of sites
that offered graphic design “terminology”.  I am self-taught, so having
some of the more technical terms, and knowing what they mean, helps me to
feel more confident in my skills and talking to others about my projects.*

*I learned that I need to be more aware of font, color, and placement. I
liked the guidance and direction that was given to us for this project, but
I especially loved how you let us use our own creativity for the project.
So much fun! *

* The most helpful information has been the links to free image sites. .
.now I have a ridculous amount of images to look through.*

*The links to the templates and the link to the free graphic design
software was particularly helpful.*

*The most beneficial aspect to me was seeing so many examples of what other
libraries have done with signage, social media, etc.  I've bookmarked some
sites and am returning to them as idea sources for infographics or quickly
make something that looks professional.  My flyer designs have improved
200% since starting this class.*

*Overall, the visual examples and links to resources have been the most
helpful to me. The exercise of creating a flyer from stratch was
eye-opening and enjoyable. . .*

*The video clips were clear and informative.*

*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!) *

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