Take the ADSL Social Media Survey

Is your library using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or other social media tools to reach out to its art and design community? Are you inspired by other libraries’ use of social media? Interested in keeping up-to-date with your ADSL colleagues (while sharing what’s new in your library)?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, please take the ADSL Social Media survey! A list of ADSL members’ social media sites will eventually be compiled on the blog to show how we’re communicating and engaging with our users, provide inspiring examples, and help ADSL’ers keep up with each others’ accomplishments. Any social media sites that promote information services for student and faculty artists and designers will be considered.

Link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/ADSLsocialmedia

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Inspiring Examples of Librarians’ Design Work

Here’s a really cool website that a colleague recently shared with me. It’s full of examples of fliers, displays, handouts and other visuals created by librarians.

Librarian Design Share : http://librariandesignshare.org/

What have you designed recently?

The Creative Library

The current issue of Urban Library Journal is about the creative endeavors of librarians. The articles in the issue discuss innovated services and programs librarians are implementing in their libraries today. My colleague (Sarah Laleman Ward) and I wrote an article¬†titled “It All Started with a Button” for the “Reports from the Field” section about some of our practical and inexpensive creative marketing and outreach ventures. The article begins with a discussion about how we’ve utilized the “buttons” in our library, and then elaborates on other creative marketing and outreach techniques we’ve used. Take a look.