All About Fonts and Colors When Designing Online – For Digital and Print Distribution

All About Fonts and Colors When Designing Online – For Digital and Print Distribution

The tools for creating spiffy looking print materials, online presentations, and professional-looking websites keep improving. And it’s easy to find inexpensive and free templates providing frameworks. You can plug in your own content and produce a slick-looking set of slides for a webcast or a file to print for a poster or mailer.

But, without some basic knowledge of graphic design, you might not know enough to make better decisions about which typestyle or color combination will work best for the job at hand. Or how to tweak a canned template for an annual report so that it aligns with your new, attractive (and expensive) logo. Or how to put together a decent-looking promotional piece for an event when your talented artistic staff person is on vacation.

Topics include applying theories of legibility for digital and print-ready files, guiding the reader’s eyes across a page or screen so little is missed, keeping designs simple and replicable, requirements for creating a logo, choosing fonts and colors, the challenges of moving a digital file to a print format, and some of the tricks that professional graphic designers use when they are in a hurry!

The assumption is that you don’t have a degree in design, are short-staffed, and are working with a minimal budget. This program isn’t about specific software programs, but rather design concepts.

– Improve the legibility of online and print communication.
– Polish the look of existing documents.
– Create standards for the library’s “graphic identity”.
– Create and implement a plan for the constant improvement of websites and online services and presentations.

Original broadcast June 30, 2021 

Presenter: Pat Wagner
Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978 using e-mail, platforms, and now social media to serve clients across the United States (and the solar system) who she has never met face-to-face.. She presents at state and national library conferences as well as working with libraries of all types from Alaska to Florida. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a facilitator for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat focuses on skills needed to support better productivity and workplace relationships, from personnel issues to strategic planning. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviors

Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviors

Passive-aggressive behavior confuses and maddens. Coworkers are often ill-equipped to respond to it. This Webinar will help to fill this need. You’ll gain insight and acquire tools to help you work productively with anyone who might speak, act, and think in a passive-aggressive fashion.

Webinar participants will learn:
Characteristics of passive-aggressive individuals;
Signs and examples of passive-aggressive behaviors;
The not-so-subtle language of passive-aggressiveness;
Why people display passive-aggressive tendencies; and, most importantly,
Strategies for managing the potentially pernicious consequences of passive-aggressiveness in the workplace

In short, this informative program promises two things. First, it will help you to improve your abilities to recognize passive-aggressiveness. Second, you’ll learn how to respond constructively to such incidents.

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Original broadcast September 27, 2018

Mitchell Friedman ~ Biography
Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR develops people. Known as an enthusiastic, energetic, and insightful professional, he basks in opportunities to help others to achieve their full potential through his roles as a university professor and administrator, career coach, and communications and leadership trainer.

Dr. Friedman is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. He also helps organizations develop the communication and leadership skills of their employees.


Makey Makey At Your Library

Makey Makey At Your Library

The Makey Makey is an “anyone can invent” kit that is easy to set up, learn, and explore with. It is perfectly adaptable to any age range, and any environment that you can host a computer in.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the Makey Makey, its history, and why it works
  • Learn how to prep the Makey Makey and an “”invention friendly”” space
  • Discuss the skills and study areas the Makey Makey encourages patrons to use
  • Discuss program and project ideas”

Presenter Raegan Cross is a Youth Services Programmer in Kansas, whose work includes designing and implementing programs for teens and children in her community. These programs span from tech classes using a 3D printer to art projects to Star Wars Reads Day. Raegan has a deep love of all things nerdy and geeky, and often translates that passion into her programs