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An Open Letter to Libraries on the Ballot this Fall

Voters, donors, and allies are motivated to support your library campaign when they have a positive perception of the library. Equally important is their understanding of the high-impact, meaningful work that the staff does every day. However, as librarians and staff, we tend not to talk about our work, and this impacts our ability to […]

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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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Ten to-dos for the YES Committee Chair

We’re heading in to the last big election cycle of 2015 and are already starting to hear of possible 2016 library measures. We are often asked for a practical to do list when YES committees are starting. To get ahead of the curve we put together this list of the first ten to-dos for the […]

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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 August 5, 2015

This post was written by EveryLibrary Board member, Brian Hart. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is holding its 9th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL9) this week in St. Louis, Missouri.  This year the conference will take place less than a 30 minute drive from Ferguson Municipal Public Library, which […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo July 29, 2015

Howdy, we’ve been really busy on the EveryLibrary ranch this past couple of weeks. We’re supporting five November campaigns and what could become over $5 million in stable funding for libraries if they are successful. No worries though, we’re always tracking what’s happening everywhere in the US. Here’s what we have in our lassos this week… EveryLibrary received media […]