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ODU Libraries to Take 'Snapshot' of Visitors on April 20

On Tuesday, April 20, employees of the Old Dominion University Libraries will be asking you to say cheese.

The campus libraries, along with other Virginia libraries, are conducting Snapshot Day - an effort to catalogue who uses the libraries, and why.

Throughout the day on April 20, a team of employees from ODU's Perry Library, Diehn Composers Room library and Hofheimer Art Library will join volunteers to take photographs and conduct impromptu video interviews of students and staff who visit these facilities.

Snapshot Day signs and posters will be scattered throughout the libraries to advertise the initiative, and comment cards will be placed at the service desks. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to complete a comment card so that the library staff can get a clear picture of the libraries' impact on campus.

Snapshot Day is a Virginia Library Association and Library of Virginia project, based on similar projects of the same name that began in New Jersey and have been held all over the country.

The goal of Snapshot Day in Virginia is to encourage the state's libraries to collect and report basic data on a given day between April 19-30, such as how many people visited the library, used computers and attended programs, and to show images of people using the library and its resources.

For more information about the Virginia Libraries Snapshot initiative, visit the event blog at http://mozart.radford.edu/snapshotvalib/.

This article was posted on: April 16, 2010

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