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Great News for Library Funding! But There’s So Much More To Do…

We are excited to announce that thanks to the tens of thousands of Americans who signed the petitions against Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to federal funding for libraries, the $1.2 trillion FY2018 budget bill (H.R. 3354) passed by 211-198 margin. However, the battle for the budget is not over. Once the Senate has acted, the […]

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Announcing Kevin Moore as EveryLibrary’s 2nd Artist in Residence

EveryLibrary is proud to welcome Kevin Moore as our 2017 Artist in Residence. As a noted editorial cartoonist and a working librarian, Mr. Moore will bring a unique and timely perspective to the political climate for libraries through new creative work. This Residency begins September 4th, 2017 and will run through November 7th, the traditional […]

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From Advocacy to Activism for Libraries

I am proud of our 5th Anniversary today. As the first national political action committee for libraries, EveryLibrary was started with the idea that “any library funding measure anywhere should matter to every library everywhere”. This notion that we are all in this together as a community of folks who believe in the power of libraries, […]

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The Political Librarian –CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Political Librarian (http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/pollib/) is a professional and academic journal dedicated to expanding and re-envisioning the discussion of locally focused policy, advocacy, and funding issues for libraries. We want to bring in a variety of perspectives to the journal and do not limit our contributors to just those working in the field of library and […]

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Our Seven Library Campaigns on November 7

We are excited and proud to work on seven library ballot measures on the November 7, 2017 Election Day. Over $44 million dollars in stable funding is at stake across these elections. EveryLibrary has provided pro-bono support to their boards and for their staff, and is working as a campaign funder, ally, and guide to their Vote […]

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Meet our New EveryLibrary Advisors

EveryLibrary is proud and lucky to have an Advisory Committee made up of engaged, passionate, and talented individuals from around the library world. They provide insights and advice to the board and our Executive Director to help set the organizational agenda and develop new approaches to library activism. They also provide an amazing amount of volunteer […]

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Time for Voter Registration at your Library!

EveryLibrary is the national library partner for National Voter Registration Day on September 26th. I hope your library can be a local partner and help ensure that every American is registered to vote for election day on November 7th. Over the last 2 years, we have helped over 450 libraries across the country be a […]

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We received this note in the mail the other day…

I was hesitant to share this because we definitely don’t do this work for the thanks. But, I realized that this note of thanks doesn’t belong to EveryLibrary. It belongs to many of you who support our work because we truly can’t do it without people like you who stood up when they tried to […]

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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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Two Big Wins for Libraries. Thanks to Your Support of EveryLibrary

This has been an outstanding week for libraries. We were able to win two major fights for libraries and ensure that community members were not denied access to their local library systems. You might remember the Christian County Campaign because we alerted you to the illegal tactics used by the opposition. Many of you responded […]