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Library Snapshot Day Toolkit

 All the materials you'll need are here:

 Survey/Data Collection Form - The link below will take you to SurveyMonkey where you can make copies of the data collection form to have at all your library's service points.  Then at the end of the day, total all your stats and use a "clean" form to report your FINAL statistics and testimonials.  This brief survey will provide powerful statistics and heartfelt stories that show the positive impact libraries have on our communities.  Information gathered will be made available for libraries to distribute to your local newspapers, share with Friends groups, and promote to legislators and other stakeholders.  The deadline for stats, photos, and patron stories/comments is Monday, April 26, 2010.  Click here for the survey.

Photo Release Form Template-  We won't post any photos without your permission.  Have your staff ask photo subjects in the library to sign release forms. Click here for the photo release form.

Post your photos to Flickr - Please upload your snapshots to Flickr (click here for Flickr instructions) OR email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Flickr web account is  The logon ID is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the password is redorgreen.

Graphic elements - We've created 4 jpg files of our "snapshot" graphics -- please note there are versions with the April 14 date and versions without the specific date:   

Additionally, please note that ALA has been given permission to share six other versions of snapshot day graphics, however, you will have to customize these graphics! Click here for ALA's graphics.

Press release template - Get the word out to your community to come to the library on Snapshot Day.  Here's a press release template you can customize for your local newspaper or newsletter. 

10 tips for a successful snapshot day - here are some of the "best of the best" ideas borrowed from libraries who have already initiated this library advocacy event. Click here for these easy to implement tips.


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