Often when I tell someone I’m a librarian, it seems the person I’m talking to has no idea what libraries do these days. I have heard “Oh, that’s great you are doing something you enjoy even though libraries aren’t being used very much.” I have heard “You must love reading.” And I have also heard, “Wow, I haven’t been in a library in 20 years!” It’s our job as librarians to inform people what really goes on in libraries these days!
From Summer Reading Programs to helping people find jobs to Maker Spaces to book clubs – there are so many interesting and important things public libraries are doing. Snapshot Day is a way to show your community why they need you. On August 11, 2015, take photos, collect patrons’ comments, and record statistics to give better insight on how important a “typical day” can be!
Use whatever you find helpful on the APLS website to help you have a successful Snapshot Day: http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=snapshot