Press Coverage Archives - EveryLibrary

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How SaveSchoolLibrarians.org is Making a Difference

Publisher’s Weekly just released a great feature article about our collaboration with Follett Learning to create and launch SaveSchoolLibrarians.org, our national advocacy site focused on creating district-by-district change for school library funding. The goal of the site is to help any school librarian anywhere who is facing a threat to their position or sees an unfair budget cut […]

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EveryLibrary ESSA Work a Top 10 Story of 2016

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for identifying the work we are doing with state school library organizations on their ESSA Implementation Planning negotiations as a Top 10 Library Story of 2016: And in order for school libraries to gain the full benefit of federal funding available under ESSA, each state will have to modify its existing […]

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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 […]

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October Elections Round Up

There were a few library elections that we were tracking in October. We’re proud to see that all three were WINS for libraries.  Hopefully this trend will continue in to November. A ballot initiative called Norman Forward (OK) was passed by 72% of voters on October 13. A one half percent sales tax, over 15 […]

Cedar Rapids Public Library employee Heather Meyer-Boothby (right) processes a library card renewal for Mona Myhlhousen as volunteer Jazon Lea talks to her about library services during a door-to-door library card drive as part of Library Card Signup month in the Time Check neighborhood in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

How to Become – and Thrive – as a Fundraising Librarian

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 the […]

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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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GetOTL This September

With over 200 libraries now on board for 2015, Outside the Lines is the fastest growing outreach project anywhere in libraries this year.  Thanks to Public Libraries Online for covering the momentum leading up to Outside the Lines 2015. From September 13-19, hundreds of libraries in the US, Canada, Australia, and beyond are kicking off their […]

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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 […]

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Kern County and Bakersfield Coverage

We are glad to see the coverage that the Bakersfield Californian gave to our visit there a few days back. EveryLibrary is in a unique position to be ‘on the ground’ with library stakeholders, staff, and leadership early in the process of considering how to best fund their library. The revenue situation for the Kern […]

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The Library Tax is Different Part One

This is the first of two posts written by Lance Werner, Director for Kent District Library (MI). EveryLibrary worked with KDL in 2014 on a 10 year levy renewal for about $20.06 million per year which passed successfully. Of particular note was Mr. Werner’s extensive engagement with local budget watchdog groups well in advance of […]