Theory and Practice Archives - EveryLibrary

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Welcome to Our 2017 EveryLibrary Interns

We are very excited to welcome two new EveryLibrary interns who will help us build voter support for libraries this year. Please join us in welcoming Allison Randall Gatt, who comes to us in her last semester of studies at San Jose State University, and Taylor Brooks, a new librarian and former campaign organizer for several progressive […]

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Leaving Our Library Silos – Coalition Work in 2017

As part of our 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda, we are taking a deliberate step to bring EveryLibrary to coalitions that support the people libraries serve. We will join together support the work of other organizations  that address common concerns about our country, but may need to hear about libraries and librarians in a new way. Our […]

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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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To be the Change We Seek – 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda

Since the Election, EveryLibrary’s leadership team has listened as Americans have grappled with fundamental issues about our country in order to build our agenda for 2017 and beyond. We started EveryLibrary to help ensure that thousands of local libraries in diverse communities have the resources they need to help people succeed. Whether it is with […]

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Our November Libraries

We have the unique pleasure of working with both the staff and boards of the libraries we serve along with the local folks who make up the Vote Yes committee for their libraries. There are 16 libraries we count as ‘our own’ on the ballot tomorrow, November 8th, 2016. We have worked with some of […]

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#votelibraries Call-in

EveryLibrary’s John Chrastka and Brian Hart hosted a #votelibraries Call-in for donors and supporters on Monday October 10th to update folks on our progress through 2016, to look ahead to 2017 campaigns, and to talk about our approach to growing a sustainable and effective organization. The video is available on our YouTube channel and runs about […]

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Librarian Advocacy – Collaboratory Workshop

We were happy to present with David Lankes at ALA Annual in Orlando on “Librarian Focused Advocacy” for the Collaboratory. The video and slides from the session are available. The video is cut down to 3 hours and 20 minutes (the ‘table work’ times are edited out). We cover a lot of ground about what […]

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Communicating the Value of Librarians – Collaboratory Event

We are inviting you to participate in a special Collaboratory workshop “Communicating the Value of Librarians” during ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.  EveryLibrary is excited to partner with David Lankes and the Collaboratory to bring our experience and insights to a tactical conversation about advocacy for the profession, and not just our institutions.  The focus of this half-day […]

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The Political Librarian – Issue 2

We intend The Political Librarian to be a place for the library community to talk through some under-recognized issues around politics, political power, and policy that affect us in the 21st century. Issue 2, published 15 April 2016, is our first issue published through the open scholarship platform of Washington University Libraries. It includes opinion […]