Johnson, the yearbook adviser of the Aeneid at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C., remembers the days before his school began using Yearbook Connect, Walsworth’s online page submission and proofing service.
The Technology Learning Center – TLC – is Walsworth’s new web-based training system. A yearbook staff that needs help with computer file management, Good to Go or InDesign Enhancements can get the training they need by signing up for an online training session via webcast.
Covering the year chronologically is not as predominant as it once was, but there are good reasons for some schools to organize their yearbook coverage as events happen throughout the year.
Each issue of Idea File will feature a list of books yearbook advisers and staffs are reading and using now. The list will vary and will include book subjects ranging from instruction to popular non-fiction. For this issue, advisers were asked to name a book or two that they would not want to do without in their classroom. The list ranges from guides with practical applications to novels that demonstrate writing style. Maybe you will find a new favorite book from this list.
Thanks to a new online tool from Walsworth, all you need to produce a yearbook is an internet connection. Online Advantage, reachable through walsworthyearbooks.com, will give selected customers the means to produce their yearbook without any desktop publishing software.
Interviewing is a skill gained by following practical procedures. Good reporters, from local newspapers to national magazines, follow these procedures to get great stories. For yearbook writers looking for stories and details to capture the year, the same techniques will work for you.
There are as many ways to teach interviewing as there are advisers. Here are two advisers and their methods for teaching interviewing and reporting skills to beginning reporters.
HU HAS BEEN A PROGRAMMER WITH WALSWORTH FOR THREE YEARS. She reports to Alex Blackwell, director of Desktop Technology, and her area is part of the Sales and Marketing Department,which is based in Kansas City, Mo. Originally from Sichuan Province in southwest China, Hu has lived in the United States for 10 years and earned her degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She became a U.S. citizen in summer 2003.
It is a cruel irony: the one section of the yearbook that gets the most use is also the one that is the most tedious to produce. But the work that goes into it will be easier to bear if you think of the index as a necessary tool for both your readers and you. If you want to produce a reader-friendly book, a complete and correct index is one of the best services you can offer.