Snapshot 2011: one day in the life of UT libraries

Todd Vandenbark

Snapshot 2011: one day in the life of Utah libraries.Eccles Library participated in “Snapshot 2011: One Day in the Life of Utah Libraries” on April 14, 2011. This is a day to advocate for, and highlight the value of, all kinds of libraries in the lives of people in Utah and across the country. The American Library Association website sums it up best:

We all know that libraries are busier than ever, providing incredible service in these challenging economic times. What if libraries went away, even for a day? What would the impact be on our state and the people we serve? What would happen if there were no libraries? Holding a library snapshot day is a simple way to prove that libraries provide invaluable services to our communities.

Quick facts from Snapshot Day

On April 14, 2011, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL), and the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library combined:

  • Was open for 14 and 18 hours, respectively.
  • Saw 843 people come through both libraries combined.
  • Checked out or renewed 12 items.
  • Had 76 people using public access computers.
  • Answered 76 reference and other questions from patrons.
  • Offered three library programs, consisting of one tour and two online reference use classes, to a total of 42 people.