Yearbook doesn’t stop when summer arrives

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Yearbook staffs are wrapping up the 2014 book and preparing for distribution day, with summer just around the corner.

But for many staffs, the work doesn’t stop over the summer. There’s plenty that can be done in preparation for next year and Idea File has plenty of articles to help guide you through the next few months.

Five Simple Ideas – If you want quick and easy ideas, here is a Five Simple Ideas column for how to keep the yearbook staff busy over the summer – from attending a workshop to building up your social media presence.

Summer workshops – Speaking of summer workshops, are they worth it? They are. Read this feature by former adviser Anne Whitt to find out why.

Summer-Fun-14Photo ideas – The summer should provide lots of opportunities for great photos. Take a look at these ideas from photographer Bill Trueit.

Summer coverage – Summer provides a break, but you can still be thinking of your coverage. In this feature, retired adviser Kathy Craghead outlines some ways she kept her staff thinking of ideas over the break.

How is your staff planning on staying busy this summer?

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.