Initial Announcements

Can be used periodically in the months leading up to the event
 

Version 1

Save the Date:  February 19, 2009  
 
What would New Jersey be like if there were no libraries?  What valuable services do we provide on a daily basis that simply go unrecognized and unappreciated? 
 
The New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association need your help.  We're taking a snapshot of a typical day in the life of New Jersey’s libraries.  We will be sending you an online form ahead of time so that you can see the kinds of data we will be collecting.


Version 2

Save the Date:  February 19, 2009  
 
What would New Jersey be like if there were no libraries?  What valuable services do we provide on a daily basis that simply go unrecognized and unappreciated? 
 
The New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association need your help.  We're taking a snapshot of a typical day in the life of New Jersey’s libraries.  We will be sending you an online form ahead of time so that you can see the kinds of data we will be collecting.

Version 3

Save the Date:  February 19, 2009
 
How many times today did you help someone work on a resume?  How many people did you help apply for a job online?  How many story hours did you offer today – to how many attendees? How many DVD’s did you check out to customers today?  How many people came through your library’s doors?
 
We will collate all the information we receive and package it so that you will have powerful statistics available, i.e., “If all of New Jersey’s libraries had been closed on February 19, 2009, 1,356 people would not have been able to apply for jobs online”  “If all of New Jersey’s libraries had been closed on February 19, 2009, 3,200 people would not have been able to apply for unemployment benefits.” “If all of New Jersey’s libraries had been closed on February 19, 2009, 70,000 items would not be circulating among our customers.”
 
We need YOUR participation to gather the numbers we need to make this a success.  The larger the numbers, the greater the impact.
 
If you can, please plan a special event for this day so that you can capture it in story and in photos.  Perhaps you have a kindergarten class coming in – you could contact the school ahead of time to arrange permission to take photos.  Many people will be giving out tax forms and scheduling VITA volunteers to help with tax assistance – another great photo op and a chance to ask someone to tell you exactly what the library means to him or her.

Version 4

Save the Date:  February 19, 2009

IMPORTANT!!
 
Some of you may be closed on the week of Feb. 19 for vacation.  If so, please pick a day prior to Feb. 19 to make your counts.
 
We’ll make your participation easy. All the information you need is on our wiki:
http://njla.pbworks.com/Snapshot

So save the date and plan to be a part of ……Snapshot: One Day in the Life of New Jersey Libraries
 
Details will follow later this week!
Questions? Contact Peggy Cadigan 609-278-2640, X113, pcadigan@njstatelib.org



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