A yearbook is a reflection of the student body, representing a variety of ages, interests and backgrounds. This beautiful diversity can be showcased within the pages and enjoyed now and decades down the road. However, there is a common pitfall among even the most experienced yearbook staff: bias and favoritism. Sometimes a yearbook might feature […]
Archives for September 2018
Keeping it Together: Organizing the Perfect Yearbook
So, you’ve taken on the task of school yearbook adviser. Fun! Over the years, we’ve worked with some new and veteran yearbook advisers who have provided us with great tips to share with our schools for keeping the process running smoothly. Whether you’re brand new to the job or have been doing it for years, […]
What Your School’s Open House has to do with the Yearbook
It’s the season of open houses for schools around the country and, even if school is already in session, these tips from fellow Lifetouch yearbook advisor Deena Smith of Steadley Elementary School can help you use special events at your school to produce fun yearbook content: 1. Recruit photographers at open house Recruit parents, volunteers […]
Yearbook Terminology: What Do All These Words Mean?
When you work on a yearbook, there are many different words used that you may not have heard before. Suddenly, it might feel like you’re trying to learn a new language. From pica to pull quote, this handy guide will help you navigate the most used yearbook terminology with ease. Before you know it, you’ll […]
Yearbooks Meet the Digital Age
With kids and adults having broad access to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, the modern world has turned digital. This has dramatically impacted how people use cameras and document their lives. Whether it’s a mom snapping pics of her growing kids or a teen striving for the perfect shot to post on social media, […]
Making memories: The role of the yearbook adviser
For many large schools or those with higher grades, the yearbook adviser will lead a student group. Those students will do much of the legwork. The adviser serves as an educator production manager, helping decide what to include, how to represent everyone and all events well, and manage advertising/sales and deadlines. This person will also […]
Yearbook Staff: Who Does What?
Many different people work together to create an amazing yearbook that everyone can enjoy. It takes patience, persistence and passion, but the outcome is a wonderful printed book that will be cherished for years to come, not to mention the experience of working with a team that won’t soon be forgotten. Below are some of […]
Ladder Diagrams: The First Step to Yearbook Success
Buildings, bridges, cars, furniture, model airplanes and tree houses — these are just a few examples of projects that start with a blueprint. This design plan helps the people working on the project stay organized and follow steps correctly in order to finish successfully. The same is true with your school’s yearbook. With the right […]