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Welcome to the 2016 Oklahoma Library Association Snapshot Day.
Snapshot Day is a fun way to show a pictorial "day in the life of the school, public, academic, special and corporate library". Pictures are worth a thousand words and lots of candid pictures will convey the busyness of libraries around the state.

Date: Tuesday, March 1*
*We know that not all libraries are open on Tuesday, March 1 and it may not be the best time for every library so we aren't a stickler for the date. Pick any date between March 1 and March 20.  The point is to capture a typical day in the library.

Library Directions
Take lots and lots of pictures. Encourage all staff to take pictures. Getting photo release waivers is the responsibility of each library.

  • Libraries will post their pictures to their own social media accounts and tag them with #OKSnapshotDay2016. This hashtag will let us see all of the posted pictures and allow Legislative to choose a few favorites to use for your Legislative Day marketing activities.
  • The libraries who post the pictures and use #OKSnapshotDay2016 will be responsible for notifying any people appearing in those photos that they may be posted to the library’s social media accounts, that the photos may appear in OLA marketing materials, and will be responsible for getting permission to take, post, and use the photo.
  • By tagging your photos with #OKSnapshotDay2016, you acknowledge:
    • You have informed any persons in the photo that it may be posted to your library’s social media accounts and received their consent.
    • You have informed any persons in the photo that it may be used in OLA marketing materials and received their consent.
  • Libraries who don’t use social media can still email photos directly to

Collecting Additional Data
The focus of this snapshot day is not to collect additional data. Collecting additional data makes the event less fun and slows down the process. If any library wishes to do a survey, etc., it is that library's responsibility.

The Oklahoma Library Association Legislative Committee will create a handout to share with our state legislators so we need your pictures by Wednesday, March 20, 2016 so we can finish the handout!

Further Steps
Individual libraries are encouraged to create their own displays, posters, and more!

Contact Kristin at 580-581-3450 (

Photo Release Forms
Getting photo release waivers is the responsibility of each library.

Sample photo release form:
I give permission to the library to use my image and voice in the library's newsletter and/or website and/or promotional materials. I understand that, given technology which allows sharing of information, my image and voice ultimately may appear on the Internet.

Sample photo notice:
Images taken during the Library events, activities, and programs may be used in library promotional and instructional materials. If you do not wish to have your image used, please notify staff. Thank you.

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