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With Annual Giving, Tried-And-True Still Works

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and […]

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Election Day 2015 – First Look

Library elections are ‘evergreen’ campaigns.  They can happen any time of the year, and do.  From primaries and special elections to state and municipal off-cycle elections to general elections, libraries on the ballot.  Yesterday, November 3rd, we saw at least 43 libraries in 12 states go before the voters to renew basic tax funding or […]

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A Win for the Darby Library

We’re very happy to report that the Vote YES for Darby Community Library committee succeeded in their campaign to secure an additional $30,000 annual operating levy for the library on yesterday’s Election. The unofficial total is 919 to 324.  This new funding for the Darby (MT) Library will be put to work on collections, programs, […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo September 15, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world Ballots are due today in Darby (MT) for a special election to decide if the library will get a 3 millage increase to its funding. It will make up one third of their budget and will be used for staffing, facility maintenance, and materials. We have been working […]

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Fall 2015 Campaigns

EveryLibrary is celebrating our 3rd anniversary this week with two big announcements: the launch of our new journal, The Political Librarian, and our support for our next campaigns this fall. Since we started in September 2012, nearly 1,000 individual donors and two dozen corporate sponsors have made it possible for us to help support 27 […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo September 1, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world The Our Library, Our Community committee in Cedar Rapids (IA) has received enough signatures to get a measure on the November 3 ballot. The 27 cents per $1,000 of taxable valuation increase will go toward operations costs for the city’s new downtown library and west-side branch. It is expected […]

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Miami-Dade Library’s Budget – Holding the Line

Last spring, EveryLibrary and Urban Librarians Unite were invited to help convene a new Coalition for Miami-Dade County Libraries. The Coalition was broad-based and came together to fight proposed cuts to the FY 14-15 budget by the Mayor.  The proposed cuts included about $22 million on a $44 million base budget.  Those proposed cuts followed a […]

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Good Steps Forward in Oakland

On Tuesday, June 30th, the Oakland (CA) City Council voted to approve a 2-year  (FY2015-17 budget) that includes a new half a million dollars to begin restoring library hours. We’re very proud of the work the Oakland Library Advisory Commission has done over the last 2 years to get to this point. It’s new revenue […]

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Announcing Support for Spokane County, WA and Darby, MT Library Communities

We’re proud of the work we’re doing to build voter support for libraries. Following on our success with New Orleans and River East, IL. earlier this year, EveryLibrary is putting our efforts behind more than a dozen library communities with Election Days in August, September, and November 2015.  Our next two campaigns are for Spokane County, […]