Snapshot: One day in the life of Illinois Libraries
On Wednesday, February 10, libraries across Illinois will be participating in Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries. On this day, libraries of all types — public libraries as well as those at schools, colleges, and universities — will be gathering statistics that show just how in-demand libraries are. You can join the Illinois Library Association in showing just how important your library is by filling out a brief survey about your library visit and explain how much and why you love your library.
Libraries around the state will be creating photo records to document the popularity and importance of the library. These photos will be uploaded to the Flickr group dedicated to Snapshot Day. At the end of the day, the data and testimonials will be collected and compiled, and the Illinois Library Association and its members will begin sharing this information with elected officials at all levels, from the village board to the governor, to emphasize how valuable libraries are in Illinois today.
Please participate in this event to express to our governing bodies as well as your local library that libraries provide invaluable services to the communities they serve.
In October of 2009 the New Jersey State Library in cooperation with the New Jersey Library Association and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians conducted their own “Snapshot Day”. For more information on how to make your “Snapshot Day" a success and to view the results of the New Jersey “Snapshot Day” visit: http://njla.pbworks.com/Snapshot For more information about Illinois’ Snapshot Day visit: http://www.ila.org/snapshot/