Show off Your Library Staff with Great Portraits
This summer, I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in a LITA Preconference session with Michael Porter and Helene Blowers titled, "A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your Library." Michael and Helene shared great tips for using and reusing photos to record and relate the stories of our libraries and our communities, and I explained and illustrated the basic principles of photography, and that pictures can be improved by understanding how these principles work together to produce a properly exposed image. There was a ton of content shared over the day; over the next few months, the “Take Pictures, Tell Stories @ Our Libraries” series will share some of this and other photo-related content with TechSource readers.
Every year, our library hosts a breakfast in the library where faculty come and meet their library liaison. This year, our Library Advancement staff put together a display of photos of all the library liaisons to help faculty identify who we are. Many of these same photos are used on LibGuides and Facebook profiles. Great web profile portraits can be taken with any digital camera, if you keep a few simple rules in mind.