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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics rock! Here is a good example of using one in an information literacy lesson, with links to apps for making your own.

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Information Literacy InfographicPresenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and instruction.

An infographic is a visual representation of information, data, or ideas through images. Think visual storytelling.  Mike Smiciklas recently authored “The Power of Infographics: Using Pictures to Communicate and Connect With Your Audiences” reviewing the history of the infographic and guiding readers through design elements, the science of visualization, and many uses of visual storytelling.

I create infographics to present material covered during information literacy sessions. Subject faculty can load the graphic into course management programs (Moodle, BlackBoard) where students can easily access materials pertaining to library instruction and resources.  While infograhics can be printed, they are intended for viewing online where embedded objects and hyperlnks can be opened.

We are bombarded by slick images every minute of everyday.  The aim of an infographic is to…

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