Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Be a Part of the Shatford Library's Snapshot Day on Tuesday, October 5, 2010!


The Pasadena City College Shatford Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries” on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 to show how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of California. This Snapshot Day has been developed by the California Library Association (CLA).

On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, the Shatford Library will compile statistics, customer comments, photographs, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results collected at the Shatford Library will be added to those of other libraries across California, by CLA, to show how libraries provide invaluable services to California citizens.

Kim Bui-Burton, CLA President and Director of the Monterey Public Library, “I invite all California community members of any age to visit their library on this historic day and be a part of this first ever "snapshot" of California libraries. Every kind of library provides unique and irreplaceable services; we know this because in communities across the state library usage is rising, and demand is growing for books and other resources, knowledgeable staff assistance and computer/Internet access - despite budget cuts, reduced hours and programs. We believe this California libraries ‘snapshot’ will show the essential library services and life-changing experiences that California's communities depend on, especially during these times of severe economic distress. We look forward to capturing this "day in the life of California libraries" to demonstrate to decision makers the extent that our patrons, customers and future leaders rely on California libraries for critical library services, resources and programs - now, more than ever."

The Shatford Library is looking for people who would like to participate in Snapshot Day by sharing their stories about why the library is important to them. If you’d like to volunteer to be interviewed and/or photographed, please contact Diana Lopez, Library Technician at delopez@pasadena.edu. Come be a part of the library’s history!

California Library Snapshot Day is a project of the California Library Association.

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