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Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

Thursday, January 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by noon 1/11/22.

Library signage represents the first lines of communication between a library user and the library. Are you doing everything to ensure that your signage is user-friendly and inviting? Although we have the best intentions, sometimes our signage can be punitive, contradictory, outdated, or passive aggressive.

In this workshop, Mark Aaron Polger provides you with the top tips to follow when preparing new signage for your library. Polger, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, conducted a library signage audit in 2012 and continued this project. He has conducted both quantitative and qualitative assessment of signage design, placement, branding, message, and in 2017, he conducted interviews on students’ perceptions of library signage. He discusses what constitutes “bad” and “good” signage and the importance of developing a signage policy to ensure consistency in design and overall language. Other topics that will be addressed will be placement, ADA compliancy, branding, design, verbiage, and the use of images, language, and font. You’ll come out of this workshop with the best practices to assess your current signage and develop improved signage for your institution.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the best practices when developing new signage
  • Distinguish and follow the steps involved in coordinating a signage audit
  • Create a signage policy that is appropriate for your institution

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


Thursday, January 13
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices