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Presentation
Moving Beyond Templates: Publication Design for Beginners
Southeastern Chapter, American Association of Law Libraries (2012)
  • Deborah Schander, Georgia State University
Abstract
Libraries produce an extensive array of in-house publications each year, from "open late for finals" signs to patron guides and newsletters. But without training or robust IT/Communications teams to whom they can turn, librarians often feel they have to resort to commercially-created templates when designing these publications. The speaker will first introduce participants to basic principles and tools of print design. The speaker and audience will analyze sample documents (e.g. signs and brochures) for poor and good use of design choices, such as text justification, graphics placement, font selection and more. Using the widely-available Microsoft Publisher software, the speaker will then demonstrate how small changes to text and layout can add a professional polish to library publications. By the end of this program, participants will know enough about basic design theory and techniques to create their own simple, attractive publications from scratch.
Disciplines
Publication Date
March, 2012
Citation Information
Deborah Schander. "Moving Beyond Templates: Publication Design for Beginners" Southeastern Chapter, American Association of Law Libraries (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deborah_schander/27/