NYC School Libraries: Participate in Library Snapshot Day!

NYCSLA invites all New York City school librarians to participate in Library Snapshot Week (February 13-19, 2011). Here’s the information from their web site:

What’s life like on a typical day at your library? Wouldn’t you like to document just how busy and essential your library is with statistics, pictures, videos and user comments?

Then join New York’s libraries and participate in SNAPSHOTNY: A Day in the Life of a Library by collecting statistics, comments, and photographs/videos from one day to provide tangible proof that libraries consistently provide invaluable services to our communities, in our schools and on our college campuses.

Ready to join? Then pick a day and collect statistics on:

  • How many patron visits?
  • How many people used your public computers?
  • How many reference questions did your staff answer?
  • How many children participated in programs (including school visits as well as library-sponsored programs)?
  • How many adults participated in programs?
  • What was the total circulation for the day?
  • How many hits did your website receive?

We’d also appreciate it if you ask your patrons why your library is essential to them.But just as important we need you to send us your photos and videos of A Day in the Life of your Library.

Submit your statistics and testimonials by Feb. 23rd so we can compile everything and showcase the information at Library Advocacy Day, Tuesday, March 1st in Albany. The libraries submitting the top three videos/photos/comments will receive a Flip Video Camera and one free registration to the NYLA Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs – Nov. 3-5, 2011.

It’s short notice, but please participate if you can! Let’s represent our NYC school libraries in this portrait of libraries across the state.

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