Reflection 2: Branching out to Community

Hey all. I made an infographic, but it was a little too big for the post, so click the image below and it will take you to a PDF. Thanks!

11 thoughts on “Reflection 2: Branching out to Community”

  1. @krispy, This is a beautiful infographic, it really made me think about libraries that are dealing with budget limitations, and how they can meet all those needs without adequate funding. I love your mint chocolate chip ice cream colors, too!

    1. Thank you @cindy ! I had a lot of fun making it, and I didn’t even notice the mint chocolate-chip coloring, now I want dessert 🙂

  2. Hi @krispy !
    Loved your infographic! It was engaging and easy to read for us as LIS students, and I think it would be a great resource for patrons and community members as well. I especially appreciated your sections targeting both our aging populations and those who live with disabilities; these groups, and others, definitely need unique things from their libraries and we should always keep this in mind.
    Thank you for sharing!
    ~ @kywatkins

    1. Hello @kywatkins, thank you for the feedback! I was aiming for something that could be useful for both for community members and information professionals, so I’m glad that came through. When I was brainstorming for what communities to include, I wanted to think beyond ones we have covered a lot in lecture and expand on what they could each uniquely use. Thanks again!

  3. First of all, amazing infographic @krispy! Did you use Canva to make this? I love what you covered in your infographic. Something that is very important to me is computer literacy. My efforts to tackle this in libraries began in high school where I started the computer tutoring program at my library branch. I met with people, who tended to be older in age and worked with them weekly for over two years to build their tech skills. I remember helping them with phones, tablets, and laptops. Fast forward to my job as a library technician, I started the computer literacy efforts at my branch. Here I also met with older library members and hosted the classes in Spanish. Through these classes, I was able to hear what other programming they wanted to see in the library and plan accordingly. Great work!

    1. Hello @franciscor, thank you! I actually used Piktochart; it allows for a lot of creative freedom in design. You only get two free downloads, but I have made a few accounts now, haha. I really appreciate the personal experience you’ve shared. It sounds like you built a really robust program, and I’m sure the patrons were so glad to have that long-term relationship to practice and grow. Very cool that you’ve evolved that into your current career, and I love that you’ve made it bilingual. I don’t see a lot of technical literacy classes that are. Thank you 🙂

    1. @michael thank you! I hoped to touch on a range of communities that might be overlooked and had similar needs, but different approaches.

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