We’re in the home stretch, and here are a few reminders and places to find help with managing your photos.
I know you’re all ready to take photos, but please try to also collect a few simple statistics during SnapMass12. You can see all the details on the Capture page, but the basics are:
- # of patrons / door count
- average 1-day circulation / exact circulation on your Snapshot Day
- program attendance (special Snapshot Day programs & regular programs)
- use of library-provided computers by patrons (# of sessions / # of people; does not include laptops)
- community use of library space (meetings, displays, student groups, programs, etc.)
- any special highlights or nifty things that happened that day
Remember, if you can’t collect stats on your Snapshot Day, pick a typical day and track the information just that one day.
On the SnapMass Help page, you’ll find links to Flickr help sections and ‘getting started’ pages, as well as posts from last year’s Snapshot Day blog on using Flickr to capture a day in the life of your library. Especially useful are Elizabeth Thomsen’s Last-Minute Flickr Tips.
Meanwhile, make life easier for yourself – don’t upload every photo you take during Snapshot Day. Pick out the shots that show your library at its best, that capture the personality and feel of your library and your community. Those are truly your Snapshots. Feel free to try uploading a photo or two to Flickr (if you’ve never done it) before Snapshot Day. Tag them, then add them to the Group and voila! You’re off and running.
Lastly, the most important thing about uploading images to Flickr for SnapMass is tagging them. Use the tags below; the ones in italics should be typed in exactly as is.
- snapmass12 – that’s how we can find your Snapshot Day pictures!
- Your Library’s Name
- Your Library’s Town
- Your Library Network (MBLN, NOBLE, CWMARS, etc.)
- Photo release on file – if you have a photo release form for everyone in the picture
- Any other descriptive tags you want: program titles, important people in the photo, special things featured in the photo (artwork, statues, library treasures), anything else you can think of
Thanks again for participating (and if you haven’t registered yet, there’s still plenty of time!), and look for a few more posts between now and the 12th. Enjoy!