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EveryLibrary in the News – 2017 Press Coverage, Interviews, and Publications

Throughout 2017, EveryLibrary team members were frequent contributors to professional journals and blog sites. Our unique experience building voter support for libraries and focusing on library funding made our team a go-to for current and relevant commentary inside the industry. We were proud to be featured in stories across local media before and after our […]

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In the BCALA Spring Newsletter

We’re very happy to be featured in the most recent BCALA News with an op-ed called “Five Huge Lessons for Librarians from Political Campaigns“. And we’re excited to present at their 9th NCAAL in St. Louis this August. More info on registration is at From our piece: Through these 26 campaigns, we’ve learned five […]


John Chrastka interview with David Lankes – Circulating Ideas

Circulating Ideas TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 Episode 49: John Chrastka and David Lankes John Chrastka is interviewed by guest host David Lankes about our Rapid Response Fund and political literacy in this week’s episode of the Circulating Ideas podcast. Thanks to Steve Thomas for the spot and David for the excellent Q&A.   (Internet […]

Fixing Problems for Starters, Incubators, and Accelerators

The average start-up has 99 problems, but access to good business intelligence information through their librarian shouldn’t be one. Check out a post-SXSW 2014 piece that EveryLibrary put together that helps frame the library as a resource and the librarian as a “problem fixer” for starters and entrepreneurs at any point in their business development […]

It’s About Relevance

One of the objections campaigns regularly hear is “why do we even need libraries when we have the internet?”  Part of our job as a national political action committee is to help demonstrate the ongoing relevance of libraries and librarians in the digital age.  For all the stories you have about working with people to […]

In the 2014 Startup Review from Publishers Weekly

We’re happy to see EveryLibrary included in Publishers Weekly’s 2014 “Startup Review”.  A very nice write-up of our organization, the only national one dedicated to supporting libraries at the ballot box.  In 2103, we helped secure several million dollars at the ballot box for collections, programs, technology, and staffing.  It is great that PW identifies […]

A Word from Derek Wolfgram

Derek Wolfgram is Deputy County Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District and 2013 President, California Library Association. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with EveryLibrary with both of my organizations. EveryLibrary has been very helpful to CLA in rallying the community to write letters and get involved on behalf of SCA 7, a […]

Doing Library Card Signup Month Like A Candidate

If the research is correct that with a library ballot measure the librarian is the candidate, we need to start getting the librarians out into the world. For some practical advice on how to do that within the normal mission and scope of library service delivery, check out the September 2013 “Advocates Corner” column in Library […]

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$3,000.00 Fundraising Challenge from Rosen Publishing

EveryLibrary today announces a new $3,000.00 Fundraising Challenge from Rosen Publishing, a leading independent educational publishing house. Rosen Publishing will match all contributions up to $3,000.00 to support EveryLibrary’s work building voter support for libraries.  Rosen Publishing’s founder and president Roger Rosen is asking library supporters across the country to answer this Challenge.  “EveryLibrary is […]

EveryLibrary Backs Cornelius Public Library Bond

EveryLibrary, the first national Political Action Committee (PAC) for libraries, today announces its support for the library community in Cornelius, Oregon as they campaign for the Cornelius Public Library Bond on the November 5th, 2013 mail-in ballot. This $2.4 million dollar bond will fund a portion of the cost for the design and construction of […]