The West Virginia Library Association, in cooperation with the West Virginia Library Commission, encourages WV libraries of all types to participate in West Virginia Library Snapshot Day during National Library Week, April 12-18.
Snapshot Day is a national initiative designed to document the value of academic, public and school libraries with photos and data on a given day.
What if libraries went away, even for a day? What would the impact be on our state and the people we serve? Snapshot Day lets us document the wonderful things our libraries do on a given day.
Begin planning your 2015 Snapshot Day now. Note the resources at right.
Please share your photos and data with the Library Commission so we can help promote the value of libraries to policy makers, the media and the public at large.
Plan Your Event
- Select a date during National Library Week, April 12-18.
- Print copies of the appropriate handout on the right. Customizable Word versions of the handouts are available.
- Print copies of the photo release and ask patrons (or parents) to sign them.
- Take pictures. Use whatever camera you have. The photos don't have to be professional.
- After the event, summarize the information on the handouts and send it to Molly Krichten.
- Upload your photos to a special Flickr account.
Upload Your Photos
To upload your photos, attach them to an email message and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For best results, only attach a few photos to each message. The subject line of the email will become part of the title of the photo or photos; text in the body of the email becomes the photo description. More information about uploading photos is available.
Your library photos will go to a WVLC Flickr account for sharing.
Materials for Snapshot Day