Animated GIFs as an Instruction Tool

Title

Animated GIFs as an Instruction Tool

Description

Animated GIFs have become a common fixture of social media. However, their potential usage for library guides and instruction is rarely considered. This poster session will cover existing and related literature, screen size, internet speed, and accessibility. Library literature to date has covered background, tools and best practices for animated GIFs, but certain areas require more discussion and study. We may be able to take lessons from similar research on use of video instruction. Screen size and internet speed can have a major impact on the patron’s experience as devices and wireless signals can vary greatly. Solutions for these issues will be presented. Accessibility is an essential component of any decision to implement animated GIFs. Insight into best practices for accessibility will include methods of testing for accessibility compliance. Through planning and careful consideration, animated GIFs can serve as a powerful new means of assisting patrons and learners in the library context as well as other learning settings such as classrooms.

Creator

Hudnall, Scott

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association

Date

2021-06-23

Contributor

Hudnall, Scott

Rights

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Relation

https://2021calaposter.wordpress.com/home/animated-gifs-as-an-instruction-tool/

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Poster

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Files

Animated GIFs as an Instruction Tool.pdf

Citation

Hudnall, Scott, “Animated GIFs as an Instruction Tool,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/746.