Libraries select a day in November, 2013 that works best for them.
This toolkit includes instructions, resources, and templates to help you promote Snapshot Day in your community. They templates can be downloaded and edited using Microsoft Word, printed. The news release can be modified to your library type and community, and the photo release will allow patron photos to be used in statewide publications. You must retain a copy of the signed photo release forms and make them available upon request by the State Library.
We hope that these materials are helpful to you as Ohio joins libraries across the nation to capture a day in the life of libraries.
Download Toolkit (PDF)
Ohio Library Snapshot Day Checklist: List of suggested activities to help prepare you for Ohio Library Snapshot Day
Make Snapshot Day Work for Your Library: Suggestions for using the Snapshot Day results
Library System Participation: Participate in Ohio Library Snapshot Day as a multi-location library system
Photo/Video Permission Form: (click to open Word file)
- Modify with the date information and your library's name
- Seek permission to photograph and use images for each person you photograph or shoot video and get their signature.
- Keep the signed photo release form for your records.
There are four postcard size cards on one page. Each PDF has a form field on the bottom of the card for adding your Library's name. Click on filename below to open and add your library's name in the form field.
Blank - No question - write your own question in the top form field.
Share Your Story - Use our online form to tell us about your library, Snapshot Day 2013 experience, other feedback you would like to share
Press Release (Word): Send to your local media, post on your social media accounts, include in your newsletter...
Artwork (12 on a page) for 2" button design
There are three posters available for download and printing for Snapshot Day 2012. Special thanks to Westlake Porter Public Library for creating the original poster design for Snapshot Day 2011. You may also want to try adding your own pictures using the Powerpoint file option.
Public Libraries Download 11" x 17" PDF and add your Snapshot Day information
School Libraries Download 11" x 17" PDF and add your Snapshot Day information
Academic Libraries Download 11" x 17" PDF and add your Snapshot Day information
Customize your own 8.5" x 11" poster using PowerPoint 2010. (download).
Taking & Posting Pictures:
Photo Tips: Suggestions for taking good photographs
Photo Ideas: Suggestions for who, what, and where to take pictures.
- How to upload your pictures to Flickr
- Tagging your pictures in Flickr
- Flickr FAQ (external link to Flickr website)