I love this new infographic from ALA, which shows in vibrant, user-friendly visual terms both the challenges public libraries face as well as the great work they’re doing to manage their resources and thrive in hard times. It’s big, it’s maybe a little busy, but it’s more sophisticated than most of the materials I’ve seen from the association in years past. And it’s a handy tip sheet to refer to, the next time someone asks you why they should vote for a library ballot measure.
Are there other particularly good infographics for library advocacy or related topics? I’m itching to collect, in a best-practices kind of way.
Wow…Miller Library at McPherson College has really raised the bar for interesting, lighthearted, student-friendly collateral. Their Library of the Living Dead comic is irreverent and snappy and well-drawn, thanks to creators Matt Upson and Mike Hall.
There’s a great interview with them by Lizz Zitron over at The Outreach Librarian.
I’m tagging this one “infographics,” just for the heck of it.
Just a few placeholders for graphic design inspiration…
Impressive Examples of Minimalism in Web Design (Part One and Part Two)
22 Compelling and Creative Infographics (Part One and Part Two)
Courtesy of Newsweek magazine, the infographic of the day: Books vs. E-Books.
I love it. And I’m adding an “infographics” category.