New workshop: Graphic Design Skills for All Library Employees

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/25/2019


Colton Ursiny

Office Coordinator

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Graphic Design Skills for All Library Employees with Aaron Schmidt. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 1:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Central/11:00am Mountain/10:00am Pacific on Wednesdays, June 12 and 19, 2019.

Develop graphic design skills and put them to use! If you don’t have experience with graphic design, getting started can be intimidating. In this two-part workshop, web design expert Aaron Schmidt will provide you with an accessible and practical guide to graphic design. With Aaron’s guidance, you’ll discover tools that you can use to improve your library's signs, posters, brochures, websites, and more. You will be able to use ideas from these sessions to improve existing and new graphic touch points.

Aaron will provide you with an assignment at the end of the first session and will be available between sessions to answer your questions, providing you with the hands-on experience you need to get started.

About the Instructor

In the past fifteen years, Aaron Schmidt has been a circulation clerk, reference librarian, and library director. Currently, he is the principal of Influx Library User Experience Consulting, a lecturer at the San Jose School of Library and Information Science, and writes a column called “The User Experience” for Library Journal. Current projects include a UX guided overhaul of the Chapel Hill Public Library and coaching 10 libraries in Florida through UX improvement projects. Schmidt serves on the editorial board for Weave: The Journal of Library User Experience, and he coauthored the book Useful, Usable and Desirable, a guide to applying UX to libraries. He has presented internationally on the topic of library innovation and design.

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best decisions for your library. This workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

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