ERIC Number: EJ1074456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Librarians and Graphic Design: Preparation, Roles, and Desired Support
Wakimoto, Diana K.
Public Services Quarterly, v11 n3 p171-182 2015
Librarians often become de facto graphic designers for their libraries, taking responsibility for designing signage, handouts, brochures, web pages, and many other promotional, instructional, and wayfinding documents. However, the majority of librarians with graphic design responsibilities are not trained as graphic designers. This exploratory research study surveyed librarians to determine their graphic design training and preparation for their assumed design duties as well as the support and training they desire. Results from this study can be used by library administrators when providing support for librarians with graphic design duties.
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Design Crafts, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Online Surveys, Occupational Information, Responsibility, Educational Needs, Capacity Building, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Job Skills, Job Analysis
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