Graphic Design: A Practical Guide for Librarians - Practical Guides for Librarians 56 (Paperback)
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Graphic Design: A Practical Guide for Librarians - Practical Guides for Librarians 56 (Paperback)

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Librarians have always been responsible for creating graphic designs but in the digital age the need for visual communication skills has multiplied significantly. The quantity of graphic design tasks has increased, so has the demand and expectation of the quality of the products that are produced. Graphic Design: A Practical Guide for Librarians gives librarians the help they need. Written by an artist and graphic design instructor the book has the tools and information librarians want and need to know to make their job easier and to give them confidence in creating professional looking designs. Valerie Colston makes graphic design easy to understand and fun to learn. The book outlines what you need to know as a librarian designer in a simple way, and provides an abundant about of resources and examples of good design models. This book addresses the lack of training that many librarians feel and strives to empower them with confidence and practical skills. Librarians will learn the language of design, discover resources and where to find them, explore line, color, shape, texture, and space, discover the role and importance of fonts, learn where to locate images, and get tips for creating an artist's portfolio.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442276994
Number of pages: 158
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm


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Graphic Design: A Practical Guide for Librarians, is a highly recommended go-to manual to polish your skills or learn from scratch how to create beautiful and effective publicity flyers, displays, web pages, and so much more. With extensive resources and practical activities to learn new skills, the reader will soon be impressing the staff and patrons with professional looking publicity in print and online. -- RoseMary Ludt, editor-in-chief, VOYA Magazine
In Graphic Design: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Colston provides us with the principles and encouragement we need to feel more confident in our creations. Colston effectively uses library examples to demonstrate design fundamentals such as white space, fonts, and line. The book is a great resource for those of us who want to learn a little bit more about art and design, specifically for practical library purposes. -- Brenda Hough, instructor and consultant, Infopeople
Colston's exceptional introduction to the world of graphic design is replete with current resources, examples, advice and hands-on exercises. It is concise and well-organized, covering much territory to make graphic design accessible for librarians wanting to get started, as well as for librarians desiring to expand their knowledge -- Goehrig Orr, librarian, children & youth services, Carmel Clay Public Library

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