Great infographic from ALA

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.



Original image

Galleycat coverage



Zombies at McPherson College

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.