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CofC Libraries Access & Instruction Desk: Signs

Signage and Marketing Materials in Addlestone Library

The College Libraries strongly prefer digital signs to support efforts to keep library spaces free of clutter and to reduce use of paper. Print signs that are not related to services provided in Addlestone Library are not permitted and will be removed. Typically, only rack cards and bookmarks are able to be accommodated in the acrylic holders at the desks in the library. All signage must be approved by the Dean of Libraries or by Associate Dean Christa Poparad (poparadce@cofc.edu) as the Dean's designee.

Digital Signage in Addlestone Library

The library accepts submissions of digital signage for College-related events and announcements. Approved signs are included in rotating displays on the 4 digital displays in Addlestone Library. Paper flyers are not accepted. 

Digital signage guidelines

How to submit your sign

  • Ensure your file meets the guidelines above.
  • Email the file to Associate Dean Christa Poparad (poparadce@cofc.edu) using your CofC email address. Include the desired display dates in your email.
  • Once approved, your sign will be posted on the 4 digital displays in the library.

Digital Signage Templates

You can use the provided templates to easily create your digital sign in PowerPoint or Canva.

PowerPoint

An easy way to create Visix compatible content is to use the PowerPoint (PPT) template available below. To produce a jpeg or png file from the PPT template after creating your sign, use the following steps.

  1. Click the File tab
  2. Click Export from the menu on the left
  3. Click the Change File Type button
  4. Select JPEG or PNG
  5. Click Save As
  6. Save the slides you want displayed

Canva

Another easy way to create digital signs is to use Canva, a free, web-based design software. When using the free version of Canva, please note that the Lato font is the most similar to the Avenir font specified in the College Brand Manual. After logging into Canva, follow these steps.

  1. Select Create a design
  2. Choose Custom dimensions
  3. In the width field enter 1920 and in the height field enter 1080. Make sure the units are px (pixels).
  4. Create your design
  5. Download as jpg or png

Printed Items

Print Items in Addlestone Library

Print signs or flyers that are not related to services provided in Addlestone Library are not permitted and will be removed. Typically, only rack cards and bookmarks are permitted and able to be accommodated in the acrylic holders at the desks in the library.

Rack Cards

Rack cards must be 4" x 9" in size, printed on glossy cardstock, and conform to the College's marketing standards including an official College logo.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks must be 2" x 6", 2" x 7", or 2" x 8", printed on glossy cardstock, and conform to the College's marketing standards including an official College logo.

Additionally, during limited times, library vendors and consortia may provide cards of differing size which will be available in the card holders at the desk.

All print materials must be approved by the Dean of Libraries or by Associate Dean Christa Poparad (poparadce@cofc.edu) as the Dean's designee. To request approval, email Associate Dean Poparad