Monthly Program

Sketchnotes: A Visual Communication Tool
Presented by Rebecca Moss
Thursday, June 25 | 12:00-1:00pm

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Sketchnoting is the practice of adding visual elements to handwritten notes. Through this integration, concepts are more easily understood, ideas are more readily shared, and better memories of the proceedings are created. There are many forms of sketchnotes, and you can create your own preferred style. We will cover the basic elements and provide resources if you wish to learn more. Come prepared to have some fun, with paper and markers or a digital tablet.


Rebecca Moss (she/her/hers) is a librarian by training, with a background in art history. She came to the University of Minnesota in 1999 to work on converting 35mm slides to digital versions for the Department of Art History. In 2004 her team moved into the CLA technology support unit which today is called LATIS (Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services). Her current role is Assistant Director for Engagement and helps to support the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub which will formally open in the fall of 2021. Helping CLA engage more broadly with the community is a critical part of CLA’s success. Since she adopted sketchnoting in her daily work in 2016, Rebecca says she has become a better listener, processes ideas more thoroughly, and communicates more effectively.

Learn more about Rebecca's work:
UMN Sketchnoters Google Group - z.umn.edu/umnsketchnoters
Sketchnotes by @ramoss - sketchnotesbyramoss.tumblr.com
Mike Rodhe on Sketchnotes - rohdesign.com/sketchnotes-1
Digital Note Taking and Drawing Apps

Annual Conference

Inspire: The Art of Communication
Originally scheduled for Friday, June 12, 2020

***In the interest of all of our members' health and safety during the COVID-19 public health concern, the 2020 UMCF Annual Conference is POSTPONED. We will share more details about a rescheduled date when we have more information and guidance from senior leadership.***



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