“Hello. My name is Fran, and I am an overachiever.”
What else explains why I never seem to be satisfied? I have been on a quest to improve my monthly library reports since 2010 as discussed here, here, and here. I had been using Word to create my reports but changed to PowerPoint this year. I have found that I can create and edit charts so much easier with PowerPoint. And I have been fairly pleased with my monthly reports. However…
I am a fan of infographics, so this morning when I saw this tweet from Sassy Librarian, I had to play:
Pikochart provides both free and upgraded accounts; as always, I opt for free. Once I had registered for an account, I was presented with three infographic templates. Because I wanted to present our monthly stats, I chose the Web 2.0 B template.
Once you choose a template, you can change the mood (Colour Scheme, Fonts, and Background Styles) and then begin editing. Your editing toolbox comes equipped with Tools (you can add images and charts), Shapes, Graphics, Text Editor, and Theme Graphics.
Not too bad for a first try, but since I am an overachiever…..