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Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop!

Class Details

Presenter: Thom Pinho, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson.

Presentation Summary: Visual communication is a key component of outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes. This webinar will focus on tips and tools available freely to you to use for enhancing your presentations and adding impact to your message. We’ll explore some past designs and exhibits and discuss what works well about them, and what could be done differently. We’ll discuss some design principles to remember like visual hierarchy and visual tension; we’ll address distilling content and information chunking; and we’ll take on sourcing and creating graphic elements.

Presenter Bio: Thom Pinho has been making information visually appealing at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 10 years and has been working as a freelance designer for the better part of 20 years. Prior to his tenure with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Thom spent a decade training graphic design professionals the ins-and-outs of tricky software and design gymnastics. Recently, Thom’s been working closely with Library faculty to develop a best-practices poster design workshop to run in conjunction with the new poster printing service he spearheaded.
Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Region/Office: National
Apr 19, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Nancy Patterson, Network Engagement Coordinator

Class Overview

Beyond the SEA is a webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA). Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many other topics related to health sciences and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
 
Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. 
 
To Join the Training Session
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2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). 
3. Enter the session password: nnlm
4. Click "Join Now". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 
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