A good image will add a lot to your project. Your own images are best! If that’s not an option, try these.
Make sure to read each site’s usage details.
unsplash.com This site seems to have a little more diversity in its subjects.
pixabay.com In addition to pretty pictures, illustrations
thenounproject.com Icons for Everything
Library of Congress online image collection Yes, you own this.
The British Library on
Antique Book Illustrations (oldbookillustrations.com) I don’t know if these are useful, but they’re sure fun to look at.
www.imcreator.com/free, templates, icons and stock photos for web design
Think about making a smoothie with a hammer. The right tool makes the job a lot easier. Here are some low cost or free ones.
General layout and design
Create infographics, great for board reports!
Things that move: make a video!
How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster, webinar from American Libraries Live, March 24, 2017
Libraries Transform Toolkit Website: Libraries Transform
A bucket list of marketing strategies
For print (business cards, books, other stuff on paper)
jukebox Letterpress. Embossing. I could have some fun here.
student treasures On-demand book publisher that Pepin PL used for their history book project.
When you want to up your game, learn from experts. Make sure to check out Kathy O’Leary’s
Format This magazine site has a big, friendly list of more learning sites.
Marketing on Facebook IFLS webinar
Pictures of programs and simple solutions, these are a few of my favorite things (extra credit if you just sang that)
Nonprofit Hub is a valuable resource for marketing, fundraising, human resources… Good stuff over here.
Hubspot categorizes its blogs so you can pick and choose. I find the Marketing and Service tracks useful.
CreativeBloq, hardcore design blog with great tools for browsing.
Have You Read This? My Top 5 Design Books for Non-designers
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: demystifies the creative process.
The Accidental Library Marketer by Kathy Dempsey: the standby for librarians everywhere.
The Non-designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams: so useful, no jargon.
The Big Book of Graphic Design by Roger Walton: learn to speak visually by looking at a ton of pictures and figuring out what you like.
How To by Michael Bierut: sorry, not on MORE, but a great book if you want to dig deeper.