Last week, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at LibTech 2014, a truly excellent conference at Macalaster that I cannot recommend highly enough. Even a horrible cough couldn’t ruin this conference! Great sessions, nice people, pretty snow-covered campus, and the closing reception features all foods-on-a-stick and (root) beer: You should go next year. And, in the meantime, I highly recommend watching the keynotes by Mita Williams and Barbara Fister–relevant to librarians who work directly with tech, and not.
My session was “Infographic DIY: Online Tools for Teaching and Library Advocacy,” an interactive workshop that presented a brief intro to infographics, how we might use them in library contexts, and a whirlwind tour of six freemium, online infographic creators. You can walk through the session in the accompanying LibGuide, which also includes a handy comparison chart of the six online tools. My introductory slide deck is also there, and below.
I had a great time with this presentation, and met some really smart librarians who have intensely creative plans for incorporating infographics into their information literacy instruction, readers’ advisory, funding advocacy, and more. I look forward to seeing what you all create!