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December 13, 2012

Literature Search PowerPoint


This PowerPoint presentation was based on the 2010 PowerPoint demo that came with the new program.  I adapted the theme and added images and charts to illustrate how to begin a literature search.  I’ve only included my favorite slides here, but for the entire PowerPoint, email April Aultman Becker.

Calling Out


I love call-outs, but I guess you can tell that from this flyer.  I find that the mix of screenshots, graphics, and step-by-step text works well with students for database instruction.  For the Word document, email April Aultman Becker.

Twilight-Inspired Flyer


This flyer was to promote a special program for our scientists.  I made it during the height of Twilight fever, and though I’m not a Twi-hard myself, I was inspired by the simple, spooky look of the book covers.  For the Publisher doc, email April Aultman Becker

Pow! Bang! General Information!


A long, long time ago at a job far, far away, I made this general information sheet for community college students.  I wanted to make it as graphic as possible to catch their eyes, but with as little text as possible because I knew I wouldn’t have their attention for long.  For the Publisher file of this doc, email April Aultman Becker.

LibCal Bookmark


Are you using LibCal to book your study rooms?  It’s changed our lives around here.  This is the bookmark I created to promote our new self-booking system.  I’ve caught quite a few patrons around the library scanning the QR code with their smartphones to reserve a room.  Email April Aultman Becker if you would like the Publisher document.

General Information Sheet

general infoOur library was in need of a new information sheet, one that would reflect the changes in our logo, but also conform with our institution’s graphic standards.  This info sheet is the result of many, many revisions, and much input from our whole staff.  For the Publisher file or more information, email April Aultman Becker.

Work-in-Progress: Library Logo

SMCM Library Logo AttemptAfter undergoing a redesign this summer, our library’s website continues to be in a state of flux. Our current header design is not my favorite and I’m trying to come up with a new logo and header design for the library’s website. The above image is my first attempt but I feel like the bird alone doesn’t convey “library.” (Note: Our college’s mascot is the seahawk, hence the water-bird outline). Any suggestions?

Email Veronica Arellano Douglas for the Photoshop file of the logo or the Illustrator file of the bird.

Circ Desk Sign for Kindles

Kindles are Here

We started a Kindle lending program this fall and used this sign to connect borrowers to our Kindle Libguide. It’s my first experiment with QR codes on library flyers and I’m curious to see if any of our students use it. For the Photoshop file, email Veronica Arellano Douglas.

Ask Us! Sign for the Reference Desk

Ask UsLike so many other libraries, we’ve jumped on the Springshare bandwagon. This sign sits at our reference desk to advertise the Ask Us widget on our library’s website that links users to LibAnswers and LibChat. For the Photoshop file, email Veronica Arellano Douglas.

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