This year there is an extra level of political dread for our patrons, schools, and library funding. Anything else I missed? How are you feeling about Summer Reading this year? Lisa Nowlain is a Youth Librarian in the Nevada County Community Library system in California. She’s also an artist type and you can see her work at lisanowlain.com.
I have a new job now in Nevada County, CA, but I am doing the summer reading graphic design for my former employers at Darien Library in CT. Summer Reading in that town is SERIOUS and they are creative every year with the way that they involve kids, so it’s always really fun to design their materials. I’m also working on the summer reading materials for my current job and so am up to my ears in design right now. At my current job, I’m making everything in Microsoft Publisher, which is not a professional design program and most computers have it, while my designs for Darien are being done at home in the Adobe Suite. I know lots of librarians are out there fighting the good fight and designing their own materials, so I wanted to give a few tips on how to make your designs readable and accessible. I always…
Our presentation was called “Fake News Invasion”! Lisa Nowlain is a Youth Librarian in the Nevada County Community Library in Nevada County, CA (confusing, I know!). She is also an artist type. Her work can be found at lisanowlain.com
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