Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 3 complete

This week I finished categorizing all the Caldecott books by the medium the illustrator used (type of painting, printing, drawing, etc.). I couldn't find information on some of the old, out-of-print ones, but I completed as much as I could. Then I began working on the artist LibGuide pages - I am supposed to find biographical info, interviews, and more about the artists. I am also supposed to add in arts & crafts projects related to the artist and their styles. This is taking longer, since I do not have much (or any!) experience with kids arts and crafts. It is also taking some time to figure out how to properly attribute each photo or video I post in the LibGuides. I know most of what I post is covered under Fair Use as long as I cite where I got it, but I want to make sure I am doing things right.

I went to the used bookstores around town and bought them out of any Caldecott books they had. Now I have a giant stack to use for reference, and I'll send them to my 2-year-old nephew when this internship is over. It is much easier to examine the artwork that way than to look at pictures on Amazon, although Amazon is actually not bad. For most of these kids books, they have the "Look Inside" option to see a few pages, and the resolution is nice and clear.

Anyway, I will probably be working on the artist LibGuide pages for a few weeks, unless my supervisor tells me otherwise.

1 comment:

  1. You're going to be someone's favorite aunt! That is a very good idea, actually. Your initiative will pay off; I'm sure the site supervisor will be pleased with the completed LibGuide pages.