Great news about the support of a graphic designer. I'm too far behind to be able to help on the projects you mentioned, sorry.
Also, both me and my other librarian got buyout offers last week. We both plan to apply, but we have to accepted. They can accept both, one, or neither. Aug. 5 is deadline to apply and we will be notified by Aug. 11. I don't feel I should make any commitments until this is resolved.
>>> "Winter, Kenneth A." <Ken.Winter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 6/24/2008 3:35 PM >>>
Dear ETKN Members-
I have great news about some breaking events that will have a high payoff for us.
I have been asked to represent our TKN at the upcoming AASHTO Research Advisory meeting in Portland Maine on July 14-17. I will be there in part to attend the conference but also to sit in as a member of an official RAC Task Group on the development of TKNs. This is an unprecedented level of visibility for TKN libraries and I will be joined by many influential library supporters and joining with members of the Western and Midwestern TKNs in this project. Now for the breaking news part...
ETKN has been invited to provide marketing materials for a display area that will be set up by the pooled fund for library connectivity. We knew we'd need a brochure, logo, website, etc. sooner or later. Turns out it is sooner!
Eileen Gallagher, ETKN member from DVRPC (online at: http://www.dvrpc.org/), and I had discussed things they might do to help ETKN several weeks ago, and possible graphics support was one thing. So the first thing I did was pick up the phone and contact Eileen. It took some work, but through a very gracious effort to represent the value of ETKN to her management, Eileen has amazed me by securing the services of a graphic artist there, who is sketching out some logo ideas even as I write this.
I apologize for not running this by you first, time was of the essence. I gave her several excellent examples of logos of other library consortia and a few color ideas and general concepts and she is on it!
If you have a chance, please join me in thanking Eileen for this amazing work she is doing!
I believe we have all the verbiage and some great design ideas for a great little brochure (we have many, many examples to emulate...) but we need a volunteer to help put that together. So my first question is:
1. Can any of you take on a brochure project with a 2-week turnaround time? It doesn't have to be YOU doing the work...in fact, if you have a graphic designer who can help, that may be the best way to go. Then again, you all have many talents, so maybe that would be something someone could volunteer to do? Any volunteers????????
2. We are in the process of setting up a web site at http://www.etkn.org I need a webmaster (ideally someone who has developed or maintained web pages before) and who has the time and the software to do this. Again, we have most all of the copy that would go there...we just need someone to be in charge and to see the design through. It needs to be functional but not perfect by July 13. Any volunteers?????
For both of these items, we need to get something done to meet the July 13 deadline. We can continue to use the brochure or take more time to revise it and make it better later. The web site will be a work we're always revising.
Thanks and again, I am sorry for such short notice!
Ken Winter, MLIS
Director of Library and Information Services
VDOT Research Library
530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Ph: (434) 293-1959 FAX: (434) 293-4196