Snapshot Day 2017 - #SnapshotDayAL17


Save the Date: August 17, 2017

Dear Public Librarians,
This year’s Snapshot Day Alabama is scheduled for August 17, 2017. This is an event purposed to capture
a typical day in the life at your public library and the essential services you provide. On any given day,
libraries offer materials and services that make their communities better. With the constant threat of funding
cuts, it’s more important than ever to increase your advocacy efforts. These snapshots of our libraries are a
great way to show elected officials and funders the importance of Alabama’s public libraries. APLS
encourages you to join this initiative to help us show how libraries improve lives and bring communities
together.

All libraries are encouraged to participate by collecting photos, statistics, and patrons’ comments on this
day and to share your experience with APLS. It’s easy because you are just showing a typical day in the life
at your library. Because it may be difficult for some libraries to participate on that specific day, libraries may
choose any day during that week to take part. A toolkit including a customizable press release, photo
consent form, and tally sheet is attached.

Statistics gathered throughout the day include the number of patrons that you help with workforce recovery,
number of reference questions answered, circulation data, number of program attendees, and number of
patrons that come to the library. Libraries also have the opportunity to collect patron comments. All
together, this project should help create a picture of how important public libraries are to our
communities. We hope that you will share your photos, statistics, and comments with APLS! Submissions
should be emailed to Stephanie Taylor no later than September 1, 2017.

Let this be a chance to show your community how much they need you! If you have any questions, please
contact Stephanie Taylor at 334-213-3943 or staylor@apls.state.al.us .

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