Wednesday, July 15, 2015

School Library Infographics

Creighton, Peggy Milam. School Library Infographics: How to Create Them, Why to Use Them. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4408-3677-0

Publisher's Description
Find out how you can increase the impact of your school library instruction, promotion, and organization with the utilization of infographics created with do-it-yourself tips found within this guidebook.

Infographics have become increasingly popular educational tools for visually conveying ideas and information—in class projects, in daily lessons, and for promoting school and library programs. This book—the only one of its kind—helps you create your own computer-generated visuals for your class and library using common software platforms and free web-based applications. A perfect primer for educators with little or no technological savvy, this resource features charts, tables, screenshots, bars, and graphs for making infographics easy to reproduce and create.

Author Peggy Milam Creighton discusses the benefits of utilizing visuals with students and provides tips and strategies for creating your own graphics for various educational settings. The reference is organized into three topics: how to create infographics with Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; how to use graphics to support school library programs; and why using these visual-based learning tools is important. The work features easy-to-use tutorials, lesson plans, and project ideas for students.

  • Includes more than 30 original visuals available for reproduction
  • Provides tips for sharing infographics through social media
  • Demonstrates how to effectively pair infographics and education to maximize your library's impact on students
  • Shows how graphics can be used to enhance instruction
  • Features a list of applications and tools for creating your own infographics using basic, easy-to-access, and free software
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Out With Posters, In With Infographics
Chapter 2: Planning and Organizing Information
Chapter 3: Creating an Infographic in Microsoft Word
Chapter 4: Creating an Infographic in Microsoft Excel
Chapter 5: Creating an Infographic in Microsoft PowerPoint
Chapter 6: Apps and Tools for Creation
Chapter 7: Using Infographics in the School Library Program
Chapter 8: Infographics Projects for Students
Chapter 9: Presenting Infographics Online
Chapter 10: Sharing Infographics through Social Media
Chapter 11: Printing Infographics
Chapter 12: Why Use Infographics in Education?