I recently attended the Learning at City conference and was offered the opportunity to present a poster. This was the first time that I have produced a poster so thought I would share some tips. I found it enjoyable, a opportunity to be creative, a talking point and delegates at the conference asked interesting questions such as “What is information literacy and how do you teach it?”
- Use the opportunity to develop your creativity.
- If the poster is based on an abstract, remain true to this.
- Don’t reinvent the wheel. Look for an organisational template or an existing poster to adapt with permission.
- Make it clear, well structured and not too content heavy.
- I initally drafted the content using Adobe Pro editing tools. It was then edited in MS Publisher.
- Seek out colleagues to assist with design expertise as required.
- The content is similar to a presentation and probably takes as much thought but is possibly more concise and visual.
- Ask a colleague to proof read and check the resolution of the poster especially if it is being professionally printed.
- Love your poster and allow it to tell the story of your research.
Poster – Increasing student confidence through information literacy