Invite EveryLibrary to Your Library Association Conference

pete_expect_more_April_2015EveryLibrary board members and advisors were frequent speakers, presenters, conveners, and keynoters for library conferences and symposia across the country. Many of our trainings are not about the specifics of library campaigns and local politics, but instead focus on ways for librarians, trustees, and other stakeholders to activate the public in the absence of a measure before the voters.

As library subject-specialists, our Board members can also speak on a variety of topics for your library school and library system.  We have been featured speakers and keynoters for staff development days, in-services, and trustee trainings.  We relate to the workplace challenges and professional development goals of library staff, trustees, and friends because we are peers. We can bring a fresh, engaging, and inspiring conversation to your library system or library school events.

Please contact us directly for information about honorarium and travel expenses as well as our availability for 2017 and 2018 library conferences. Please note that if you choose an EveryLibrary Board member as your library conference keynote speaker, an additional conference program presentation or panel elsewhere during the session day is included, if desired.

2016 Conferences and Speaking Engagements

Tchrastka-slj-podiumhe EveryLibrary team presented at or keynoted for many excellent conferences in 2016 including:

  • Alaska Library Association
  • American Library Association Annual Conference
  • Computers in Libraries
  • COSLA – Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
  • Delaware Library Association
  • Florida Library Association
  • Georgia Council of Public Libraries
  • Illinois School Library Media Association
  • Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC)
  • Long Island Library Conference
  • Michigan Library Association
  • Nebraska Library Commission
  • New England Library Association
  • New Jersey Library Association
  • Pennsylvania Library Association
  • School Library Journal Summit
  • Texas Library Association
  • Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology

2015 Conference and Speaking Engagements

Sweeney VLA14 1In 2015, we were pleased to present to the following communities:

  • ALA Midwinter Meeting (Chicago) and ALA Annual Conference (San Francisco)
  • Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, Eugene
  • Lyrasis Membership Meeting, Breakout Session, Online
  • Colorado Interlibrary Loan Conference Keynote, Colorado Springs
  • SEFLIN 2015 Virtual Annual Meeting, Featured Speaker
  • NELA 2015 “How to Win Friends and Influence Politicians”
  • California Library Association 2015 Conference, Pasadena
  • South by Southwest, Panel, Austin
  • Dutchess County (PA) Library Association Keynote
  • Mid-Hudson (NY) Library System Training Day
  • North Country Library System Keynote and Seminar, Watertown NY
  • Missouri Library Directors’ Summit, Lake of the Ozarks
  • Expect More Series, sponsored by Tech Logic
  • Lead the Change Series, Library Journal
  • LJ Director’s Summit, Washington D.C.
  • Dominican University, for Professor  Christopher Stewart
  • McCusker Memorial Lecture, Dominican University

2014 Conferences and Speaking Engagements

Erica Findley - March 13For State Library Agencies –
Rhode Island State Library, Colorado State Library, Connecticut State Library, and the New Jersey State Library

For Library Associations and Systems Keynotes-
Association of Connecticut Library Boards (ACLB), New Hampshire Library Trustees Association (NHLTA), New Jersey Library Trustees Institute, Pioneer and Southern Tier (NY) Systems, Nicolette (WI) Library System

As Invited Speakers or Accepted Presentations –
Lead the Change 2014, Public Library Association (PLA), New York Library Association (NYLA), California Library Association (CLA), Connecticut Library Association (CLA), Virginia Library Association (VLA), Computers in Libraries, Urban Librarians Unite (ULU), Oregon Library Association (OLA), Utah Library Association (ULA), Maryland Library Association (MLA), 2.014 Conference, Atlas Illinois Library Trustees Conference

With MLS/MLIS Programs –
San Jose State University (Colloquium), Florida State University, and Dominican University

Pre-Conference Content –
In 2014, we presented a day long pre-conference for the Association of Rural and Small Libraries at the Tacoma national conference.

everylibrary_john_chrastkaTopics and Presenters

John Chrastka, Executive Director
Library Advocacy, Library Elections, Strategy and Campaigns, Library Governance, Library Trustees
Illinois – Nationwide

Patrick Sweeney, Political Director
Library Activism, digital strategies, community organizing, messaging that works, advocacy, Library Elections and Strategy, Innovative Library Collections, Teens/YA
East Coast – Nationwide
For more information, please visit

Erica Findley, Board Member
Library Advocacy, Associations and Non-Profits, Collaboration, New Graduates, 21st Century Skills
Oregon – Nationwide
Peter Bromberg, Board Member
Leadership Development, Influence and Identity, Staff Enagegement
Utah – Nationwide
Please book via Bromberg Consulting

For More Information or Requests, Please use this form