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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 […]


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 […]

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AKLA Support

This week, we are supporting our colleagues from the Alaska Library Association on a public outreach campaign targeting the state House and Senate for funding OWL, the ‘Online With Libraries’ broadband program. EveryLibrary is helping them by running a petition – and advertising it in state – to reach residents at this mission-critical time with this […]

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Election Day with the AFP in Plainfield

It is Election Day today in Plainfield, IL. Late last week, we shared the urgent news that the Koch Brothers’ funded organization, Americans For Prosperity (AFP), is spending money on robocalls there and are distorting the facts to dissuade citizens from voting in favor of a bond and operational funding for a new library.  Library staff have been […]


LB969 Update from Nebraska

Our colleagues at the Nebraska Library Association published an update today on their Legislative Advocacy Center about how LB969, a bill that would strip all powers from library boards of trustees in the state and politicize the hire/fire, collection development, donations, and records process for libraries across the state, is stalled in the Senate. As it should […]

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Endorsing “Yes for Plainfield Library”

EveryLibrary today announces our endorsement of the “Vote Yes for Plainfield Library” ballot initiative by the Citizens for a 21st Century Library Committee in Plainfield, Illinois on the March 15, 2016 ballot. As a national library advocacy organization, EveryLibrary has made a donation to the Committee to help them reach across neighborhoods and subdivisions in […]

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The Constant Campaign – 2015 Campaign Re-Cap for Library Journal

EveryLibrary is pleased to continue our collaboration with Library Journal on review and analysis of the prior year’s library election results. This year, Executive Director John Chrastka, Executive Director, and Rachel Korma, Editor for The Political Librarian, review and discuss nearly 150 ballot measures, levies, millages, parcel taxes, warrant articles, referendum, and bonds that set or […]

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Overcoming challenges with library referendum campaigns

This guest blog post is by Mike Kennerknecht. Mike Kennerknecht is a PR Supervisor with Tipping Point Communications and previously served as Chief of Staff for New York State Assembly woman Donna Lupardo. He is a member of the New York Library Association and the American Association of Political Consultants. Two years ago, voters in the Town […]

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ESSA Guidance from ALA and AASL

With passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school library programs and school librarian positions are now part of federal education policy and law.  The new ‘authorizing language’ in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) restores these programs and positions in several Titles after being absent from No Child Left Behind for more […]