Graphic Design 101 for Librarians

Apr 23rd 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Graphic Design 101 for Librarians

Thursday 23 April
10-11am AEST
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Why should librarians care about graphic design? Understanding and using principles of graphic design allows clearer and more effective sharing of information, which is key to librarianship. Everyone can design useful and beautiful visual communications: no design background necessary. This webinar introduces principles of graphic design, with examples, that you can apply immediately to all your communications: training handouts, email newsletters, signage, and elearning modules. We’ll also cover free and inexpensive design applications and where to find stock photos and icons to use royalty free.

Diana K Wakimoto

Diana K. Wakimoto
Librarian, California State University

Diana K. Wakimoto is a Librarian at California State University, East Bay. She earned her PhD from Queensland University of Technology and her research interests include graphic design and librarians, communication in libraries, intersections between archives and libraries, and ways libraries can support student success. Her book, Easy Graphic Design for Librarians: From Color to Kerning (ALA Editions), provides an accessible overview of graphic design specifically for librarians. She blogs about graphic design in libraries at The Waki Librarian (

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