May 10, 2010 / Staff Fun

With summer almost here, a yearbook workshop makes perfect sense

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Isn’t it summer yet? I guess I assumed that it was, due to the blitz of Iron Man 2 media I’ve been seeing everywhere. After all, to me, blockbuster action movies mean summer.

For your yearbook staff, summer can be a time to relax, recharge and reflect to get ready for next year. Unfortunately, that’s not all, though. There is work to be done – theme and cover ideas, new staff getting to know each other. And a great place to accomplish a lot of these things is at a summer workshop.

Walsworth’s Jamie Chambers recently wrote an article over in the Idea File about how a few days at a summer workshop getting your staff to “live, eat and drink” yearbook can do wonders in getting organized and ready for next year. Be sure to take a look.

Walsworth has workshops all summer, in locations all over the country. Head over to Workshop Central and take a look at the monthly listings to see if there’s one you might want to attend.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.