Steven Jacaruso, art director in the Office of University Communications, recently judged the 2010 Connecticut Libraries Publicity Awards Contest. As one of three judges, Jacaruso observed more than 75 imaginative bookmarks, brochures, newsletters, program flyers and innovative web sites, blogs, podcasts, videos and electronic newsletters.
Awards in each category are based on the library’s total operating budget (less than $750,000 or $750,000 and over). The event was held at The Middletown Library Association in Middletown.
“Considering the budget constraints and the fact that most of the submissions were by non-professional designers, some of the work was of a very high standard,” Jacaruso observed. “I was very impressed with how Connecticut libraries are trying to attract readers with programs they have created.”