Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2016

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Welcome to the Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2016 page!

Idaho Library Snapshot Day showcases the valuable services that  Idaho’s libraries provide to patrons and students. Show your stakeholders what the library does! In April 2016, during National Library Week, Idaho libraries from around the state will track their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities.

How to participate in Idaho Snapshot Day 2016

Choose any day during National Library Week -- Sunday April 10 to Saturday April 16, 2016. (If testing, spring break or other activities prevent your library from participating during National Library Week, pick a day before that week.) You can even share your Idaho Snapshot Day activities using the hashtag: #IDSnapshotDay
Idaho Library Snapshot Day is designed to capture the impact that Idaho libraries have on their communities on a typical day. Snapshot Day is also a great time to collect library user comments and take photos for your website or other promotional materials.
How it works:
Idaho libraries--public, school, academic, and special--document their activities for one day and then enter the results on the online survey. The information will be compiled on an online Results page on the Idaho Commission for Libraries website and the Idaho Library Association website.
  1. Select a day during the week of April 10-16 to participate (or previous to that if that week doesn't work for your library).
  2. Let your staff know you are participating in Library Snapshot Day.
  3. Print the Printable Survey Form. Review it with your staff and keep copies at all of your service desks.
  4. Download any of the other Customizable Tools below that will be useful for your library (Photo Release Form, Library User Comment Forms, etc.)
  5. Watch for reminder emails/updates on LibIdaho.
  6. Participate on whichever date you’ve selected.
  7. Submit your statistics on the online survey at by Friday, April 22, 2016.
  8. Submit any photos to by Friday, April 22, 2016. Photo size should be about 1 MB to 3 MB.
  9. Watch for a link (on LibIdaho) to the “Results” page after April 30.
Customizable Tools:
(adapted from tools shared by the American Library Associations and libraries that have previously held Library Snapshot Days)
Online Form for Submitting Statistics:
Questions? Contact:
Teresa Lipus (ICfL) at  
Jeannie Standal (ICfL) at
Read more about Library Snapshot Day on the American Library Association's website at

  • See Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2015 results here.
  • See Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2014 results here.
  • See Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2013 results here.