EveryLibrary Speaking Tour!

We are excited about traveling across the country in the next few months and speaking to librarians in dozens of states about building a better future for funding libraries through political organizing and action. Our webinars, keynotes, staff workshops, and panel discussions focus on training librarians to understand their political environment and how to influence local voters and politicians to support libraries to improve funding. The political strategy that we teach is based on data and research as well as practical experience from over 60 ballot campaigns in small towns and large cities and from our work organizing communities of library supporters against closures and defunding initiatives from local, state, and federal officials.

If you’d like more information about hiring EveryLibrary to speak at your event or training opportunities for your staff or to contact us for speaking engagements please visit us here.

August 2nd – Northeast Ohio Regional Library System – NEO (Webinar, members only)
The Librarian as Candidate: Putting the Best Advice from Elections to Work for Your Library (John Chrastka)

August 3rd – Niche Academy Webinar (recording available here)
Power Mapping for Political Power and Influence (PC Sweeney)

August 9th- North Eastern Kansas Library System Annual Assembly (LINK)
From Advocates to Activists and Power Mapping for Your Library (PC Sweeney)

August 10th – Northwest ILL Conference Keynote (LINK)
Best Kept Secret No More: Talking to Voters, Funders, and Politicians about Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing (John Chrastka)
Next Level Messaging for ILL Funding Success – Session (John Chrastka)

August 30th- Northeast Ohio Regional Library System – NEO (Webinar)
The Library as Cause: Lessons from Winning Campaigns (John Chrastka)
The Librarian as Candidate: Putting the Best Advice from Elections to Work for Your Library (John Chrastka)

September  – Mississippi Library Commission (webinars)
Building Library Support One Jug of Sweet Tea at a Time (John Chrastka)
Your Networks are Your Neighbors: Effective Coalition Building (John Chrastka)

September 5th – Association of Rural And Small Libraries (Preconference)
How To Activate Voters and Constituents for Funding Support – 1/2 day session (John Chrastka, Peter Bromberg)

September 11th – Staff Training for Lackawanna County
Understanding and Influencing Local Politics (PC Sweeney)

September 12th – Staff Training for Wayne County
Building Effective Messages (PC Sweeney)

September 14th – Northern Lights Library System Keynote (LINK)
How to Strategically Engage Your Community (John Chrastka)
The Librarian As Candidate; Lessons from the Campaign Trail (John Chrastka)

September 13th – Michigan Library Director’s Summit
TOPICS TBA (PC Sweeney)

September 19th – Tutor.com Webinar (LINK SOON)
Email, Facebook, and Big Data (PC Sweeney)

September 20th – Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (LINK)
Measures That Matter Summit (John Chrastka)

September 27th-30th – South Dakota Library Association (LINK)
Opening Keynote – From Advocates to Activists (PC Sweeney)
Library Advocacy Panel—It’s Not Always about Big Campaigns and Politics (PC Sweeney)

October 2nd-3rd – Maine Library Conference (LINK)
From Advocates to Activists (PC Sweeney)
Schmoozing for Beginners (PC Sweeney)

October 10th – Illinois Library Association (LINK)
Getting Your Community To Say Yes (John Chrastka)

October 11th – 13th – South Carolina Library Association (LINK)
Librarians Make It Happen – Luncheon Speaker (John Chrastka)

October 16th-17th – Mountain Plains Library Association (LINK)
Your Strategic Plan for Political and Funding Success (PC Sweeney)

October 18th – Mississippi Library Association (LINK)
Conference Opening Session and Conference Closing Session Keynotes (John Chrastka)

October 20th – Florida State Library Directors Summit (LINK)
Topic TBD – Invited panelist (John Chrastka)

November 1st – California Library Association (LINK)
From Advocates to Activists (PC Sweeney)

November 3 – 5 – EntreEd Conference (LINK)
Panel on the role of public libraries in supporting entrepreneurship in communities (John Chrastka)
Panel on how school libraries support entrepreneurship education for all ages (John Chrastka)

November 6-8th Lilead Fellows 2017 Cohort Training (LINK)
Next Level Political Literacy for School Librarians (John Chrastka)

November 9th-10th – AASL 2017 in Phoenix (LINK)
EveryLibrary Team attending and networking

November 16th – Library Marketing and Communication Conference (LINK)
Holistic Digital Strategies (PC Sweeney)


To learn more about funding your library through political action, purchase our book from ALA Editions and Neal-Schuman Publishing.

To learn more about funding your library through political action, purchase our book from ALA Editions and Neal-Schuman Publishing.

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