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Have you thought about using infographics to increase the impact of your library reporting?
In a recent post on Informania, media specialist Fran Bullington described how she used Piktochart to improve her monthly report. Piktochart offers three basic templates in the free version with options to change colour, fonts, add images and so on. The basic templates are quick and easy to customise to suit your own needs. Included in Fran’s post is a copy of her January 2012 report where you can clearly see how using an infographic has increased the impact of her library usage statistics.
If you want to know more about infographics and how they might be used in schools then visit the Infographics in education wiki.
You might also consider using another tool such as Animoto to spice up your reporting with text, video, images and sound. Animoto is also great for book talks, quick presentations, or as an alternative to PowerPoint. Once you have created the videos you can easily be embed them into a website or share them online. Like Piktochart, Animoto has different levels of accounts. The free account allows you to create 30 second videos.
To find additional information on library reporting refer to the School library annual report guide .