Saturday, June 4, 2016

Technology & Advocacy

The resources here are intended for use with Advocacy and Branding Module for LIS 648.  

Updated 5/22/2017

Discussion Directions:  

Students should read/view the resources on the Padlet related to our topic: Advocacy and Branding. 

Below the advocacy resources you will find information about creating infographics and digital sketch notes.

Advocacy Resources

Introduction Activity

Introduce yourself using either an infographic, a graphic design tool or a sketchnote.  Your introduction should include: who you are, background about your career, and interests, and why you chose to become a librarian.  See Canvas for the rubric.

Example use of Infographic

Example use of Graphics from Canva

Example logo created to brand library on Social media

Artwork created in Canva for Social Media Channels

Example handout I created using Canva for a professional development session.
Professional Development handout example
















Suggested Infographic Tools:

Digital Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting, is very similar in nature to the infographic because it combines visuals and texts. They can allow you to organize your ideas and key ideas in a visual and creative way personal to you.

Suggested Sketchnoting Tools (Apps)

·       Piktochart
·       Canva
·       Paper 53 (tablet app)
·       Procreate
·       Adobe: Sketch or Draw
·      Autodesk apps: Sketchbook Motion or Sketchbook


Tools I Used This Week

To put together this module, you will see examples of how you might use:
Padlet -  padlet is an online bulletin board type application that allows you to post discussion, organize links or brainstorm with others.  It is great for using with students under the age of 13, because you do not have to log in to collaborate or add content to a board.  It could be a good tool for sharing resources quickly with students.
Blogger - you can easily create a blog with a Google account.  I like this tool because it integrates nicely with YouTube and image upload.
Piktochart -  you can sign up to use Piktochart for free, which is what I do.  It does take some time to get used to using, but there are plenty of great templates to choose from to get you started. They do offer educational pricing if you wanted to upgrade.
Canva - this is an all around good graphic design tool that allows you to make anything from profile picture to a resume channel, to Youtube channel art.    There are plenty of templates available for free - or a for low price you can buy access to graphics you might need.

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