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August Elections Round Up

We were tracking 6 library elections on the August 4th ballot this year. Even though some of the results are still preliminary it looks like 5 out of the 6 elections have won! We’re so happy to see that a majority of libraries received stable funding last week. Here is the breakdown. Spokane County Library […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo Summer Edition

As we return from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference we are busy following up on all the great conversations we had there. Here are a few things that came up on our radar while we were making it happen in San Francisco. On Our Reading List This blog post lays out 8 obstacles and lessons […]

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The seven stages of surfacing and your campaign

This post on surfacing was written by Rachel Korman with help from EveryLibrary board member Patrick Sweeney. The first step for any political candidate- be it an individual or a library- is to go through the process of “surfacing”. Surfacing is when a candidate emerges into the public consciousness and creates a public identity for […]

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Our 2014 Election Analysis for Library Journal

We’ve done some heavy analysis of the 2014 library elections for Library Journal this year. This is more than just reporting on wins and losses. We take a deep-dive into the reasons voters behave the way they did, how the local opposition matters, and what the library community needs to start paying attention to now for future […]

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Better your librarian self during storm Juno

For those of you stuck inside today, here are some of the things we have been reading and working on the past few months… Rising to the Challenge Re-Envisioning Public Libraries – Aspen Institute, October 2014 This report provides several ways in which public libraries can be re imagined. If you are thinking about a […]

Evanced Solutions Supports EveryLibrary In Promoting Library Engagement

In advance of PLA2014, we’re happy to announce a new donation from Evanced Solutions that supports our work building voter engagement for libraries: INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2014) – EveryLibrary is proud to announce a donation from Evanced Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of software to libraries nationwide. The donation will support EveryLibrary’s work building voter […]

PLA2014 Sessions about Ballots and Elections

Our work as a Super PAC for libraries is focused on helping communities win library elections.   Each election is unique but there are some truths about talking to voters in an Information Only or Vote Yes setting that come from hard earned experience.  And there is a wealth of experiences being shared at PLA […]

Lib Politics Rodeo January 13th, 2014

Welcome to the Lib Politics Rodeo. Every Monday we will round up the previous week’s news on library politics and highlight some of the things that we are following or reading. Here’s what we have in our lassos this week. In the news: 2014 is starting out as a busy year for libraries with measures […]

Lib Politics Rodeo Top 5 Stories of 2013

Howdy everyone. As we wind down on 2013, we are reflecting in preparation for 2014. 2013 was a big year that saw both challenges and success. As far as Library Politics in the news well, there was a lot of it. That’s what inspired this weekly roundup so that we could share the latest and […]

Lib Politics Rodeo December 16th, 2013

Welcome to the Lib Politics Rodeo. Every Monday we will round up the previous week’s news on library politics and highlight some of the things that we are following or reading. Here’s what we have in our lassos this week. In the news: First, the good news. Last Saturday residents of Scituate (MA) approved a […]