Date: April 5, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, libraries all over New Mexico will be taking a one day “snapshot,” collecting information to capture the impact that New Mexico libraries have on their communities on a typical day. It’s being called “New Mexico Library Snapshot Day.”
New Mexico Library Snapshot Day is a joint project between the New Mexico State Library and the New Mexico Library Association to capture a slice of life of New Mexico’s libraries and get the word out to policymakers on the importance of libraries.
Library users will be given an opportunity to comment in person on how their library has made a difference in their lives. Their comments as well as photos from libraries all over the state will be used for library advocacy activities. Comments are also being collected online by the New Mexico State University Library on its Web page at http://lib.nmsu.edu.
Libraries will also contribute their use statistics such as library attendance, information and reference use, checkouts and web page hits. All across the state, New Mexico’s libraries are busier than ever. They are cornerstones of their communities, places where people come together to learn and share ideas.
Snapshot Day is a national as well as statewide advocacy project, and it has already taken place in New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Many other states are expected to participate during April.
Visit your local library on April 14 and become a part of history on New Mexico Library Snapshot Day 2010.
For more information, contact Jeanette Smith at the NMSU Library at (575) 646-7492.