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Thank You Cedar Rapids School Library Supporters!

We wanted to reach out and thank everyone who signed our petition to support the Cedar Rapids School Librarians whose jobs were threatened by budget cuts. Unfortunately, we couldn’t save their jobs but your show of support and those of you who attended the meeting really made an impact in the hearts and minds of […]

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Rapid Response for School Librarians in Cedar Rapids

The school system in Cedar Rapids, IA is facing a significant budget shortfall next year, and they are proposing to balance the budget by cutting school librarian positions. We have been asked by local school advocates there to help share the word about the proposed position cuts and to activate the community to preserve these vital […]

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Rosen Publishing Makes $5,000 Donation to EveryLibrary Rapid Response Fund to Help Libraries with Crisis Communications

EveryLibrary today announces a $5,000.00 donation from Rosen Publishing, a leading independent educational content provider, to establish its Rapid Response Fund. Rosen Publishing’s contribution will allow EveryLibrary to immediately begin direct support of libraries during crisis communications. This contribution follows a commitment Rosen Publishing made in 2013 to provide early campaign-focused support to EveryLibrary during […]

Rapid Response Fund

Make “If I had only known, I would have helped my Library” a thing of the past…. EveryLibrary’s Rapid Response Fund is designed to address the single most significant problem in library advocacy today: no one is funding direct outreach to the public or stakeholders when a crisis hits libraries. Too many times, the urgent […]

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Quick Look at November 7 Election Results

EveryLibrary was able to identify and track 37 libraries on the November 7, 2017 ballot across the country in 16 states. Overall, it was an amazing Election Night for libraries. As of this writing (11am EST on 11/8/17) there are several that are still ‘out’ and unreported. Results reported here are subject to change as votes are tabulated […]

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Announcing Kevin Moore as EveryLibrary’s 2nd Artist in Residence

EveryLibrary is proud to welcome Kevin Moore as our 2017 Artist in Residence. As a noted editorial cartoonist and a working librarian, Mr. Moore will bring a unique and timely perspective to the political climate for libraries through new creative work. This Residency begins September 4th, 2017 and will run through November 7th, the traditional […]

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From Advocacy to Activism for Libraries

I am proud of our 5th Anniversary today. As the first national political action committee for libraries, EveryLibrary was started with the idea that “any library funding measure anywhere should matter to every library everywhere”. This notion that we are all in this together as a community of folks who believe in the power of libraries, […]

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Meet 2017 Artist in Residence Kevin Moore

EveryLibrary Brings Political and Editorial Cartooning to Libraries with 2017 Artist in Residence Kevin Moore EveryLibrary is proud to welcome Kevin Moore as our 2017 Artist in Residence. As a noted editorial cartoonist and a working librarian, Mr. Moore will bring a unique and timely perspective to the political climate for libraries through new creative work. […]

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Support Libraries Across the Country for Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 29th, you have an opportunity to take action to build voter support for libraries by making a contribution to the national PAC for libraries and helping to support these great institutions. We would love to see you to join the millions of other Americans who are making contributions to their favorite cause […]

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ESSA Policy Work in the States

Thanks to School Library Journal for covering the work we’re doing with school library associations across the country on advocacy, policy, and lobbying about their state ESSA Plans. The framework of educational policies for each state is different, but the commonalities across the ESSA Implementation requirements present a unique opportunity for school librarians to have their […]