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Feb 18

Infographics: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016)

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM by Brian Herder

Infographics - a practical guide for librarians

Infographics: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016)

Beverly E. Crane

Rowman & Littlefield


Designed for librarians who work with all age levels from youngsters to seniors at all educational, reading and language backgrounds, who must fulfill responsibilities that run the gamut from instructing patrons on information literacy skills to using electronic tools to marketing the library to locating funding, Infographics: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides librarians with the following:

  • Section I: Infographics 101 contains definitions, history, importance in today’s society, types and examples, advantages and disadvantages, general uses, uses in libraries, tools for creation and design tips.
  • Section II: Practical applications show how to use infographics in academic, public, special and school libraries. Included are visual examples and step-by-step instructions to create two infographics

Included in each section are exercises, tables with URLs to more ideas and materials and references.

This practical guide will help every type and size of library use infographics as a powerful part in their 21st century game plan. Whether it's marketing the public library, improving students information literacy skills in a school library or showcasing the accomplishments of the academic library, infographics can be a vital part of the library's playbook. The book describes ways to use infographics to:

  • raise funds for a public library
  • teach critical thinking and 21st century skills in the school library
  • illustrate why libraries matter by relaying value of academic libraries
  • market the library
  • improve information literacy in academic settings
  • advocate for resources and services.