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Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Utah Libraries

Snapshot Day LogoDuring the month of February 2014 all Utah libraries are invited to collect stories from patrons and photos of their activities to document the impact library services have every day on the lives of Utah residents.

Why participate on Snapshot Day?

Snapshot Day will provide invaluable quotes and pictures of people using Utah libraries that can later be used to support advocacy efforts with local elected officials, school and college administrators, governing boards, donors, and the public. To get the best “snapshot” of the entire state, we need participation from as many libraries as possible, and from all types of libraries – academic, public, school, special, and tribal.

How much work is it?

It is fairly simple. At a minimum, we recommend that you collect photos, comments, or both. If you want to do more, we recommend you hold special events in conjunction with Snapshot Day like an opportunity to sign the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries.”

How do I participate?

Save the date! And let us know you are participating by registering your library. Take a look at the Instructions for Libraries, and Forms, Logos & Flyers on this site.

 Where can I see the results from Utah’s Snapshot Day?

In March 2014, you will be able to see the patron comments and pictures submitted by participating libraries.

 Who is coordinating this advocacy effort?

Snapshot Day in Utah is a collaboration of Utah State Library Division, Utah Library Association (ULA), Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA), Utah Library Media Supervisors (ULMS), and Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC).

For more information or assistance contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
State Data Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov