We strongly recommend that “Snapshot Day” be orchestrated as a statewide effort. This insures that the aggregated data will reflect the greatest possible participation, and consequently, the highest possible numbers.
To insure success, the committee should include a representative from your State Library and from your state’s Library Association. Committee members should reflect every type of library present in your state: special, academic, school, government, and public. Each of these members will have the ability to post messages to exclusive listservs and will be able to encourage participation from their colleagues.
With the American Library Association’s Office for Library Advocacy coordinating this on a national basis, the resulting statistics will be an incredibly powerful tool for use by libraries all across the country.