A key element of engaging library patrons is communicating with them effectively.
While libraries often have no shortage of staff who excel at verbal communication, few have in-house expertise in visual communication—leaving the design of flyers, newsletters, web pages and other print and digital communications in the hands of “accidental” graphic designers. Attend this four-week course to begin learning the foundational principles of graphic design and elevate the quality of your library’s visual communications.
At a glance
This course is full. Click on the “register online” button to add your name to the waiting list. Persons on the wait list will be offered a spot if one opens before or during the first week of the class. Being on the wait list is free of charge; you will only be charged if you accept a spot in the class if it becomes available. Being on the wait list does not obligate you to accept a spot if offered.
Due to remote work continuing into the Fall, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Anna Palmer, email@example.com or Meredith Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternate registration options may result in delays.
Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.
- Shape and Color
- Design tools and resources
Standard Microsoft Office software will be used for course activities.
Elisa Coghlan is passionate about good communication, especially communication that engages both the eye and the written word. She has nearly ten years of experience in designing print and web publications for a variety of library and education organizations, with strong graphic design skills honed through on-the-job mentorship as well as formal continuing-education courses. She is currently the coordinator of marketing and outreach and journalism/communication studies librarian for Marquette University Libraries.