2014 campaigns Archives - EveryLibrary

Winning All Over the Map

Our 2014 Election Analysis for Library Journal

We’ve done some heavy analysis of the 2014 library elections for Library Journal this year. This is more than just reporting on wins and losses. We take a deep-dive into the reasons voters behave the way they did, how the local opposition matters, and what the library community needs to start paying attention to now for future […]

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2014 Annual Report

EveryLibrary was founded on the belief that “Any library ballot measure anywhere matters to every library everywhere”. We took a calculated risk setting up EveryLibrary as a Political Action Committee (PAC) rather than as a charity, a non-profit, or a membership association. It was a risk because a PAC is a new way of doing […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo Top 5 Stories of 2014

Howdy everyone. 2014 is nearly done and so is our work for elections in this calendar year. In case you think we are contemplating complacency and resting our feet by the fire, know that we are reflecting on our 2nd year and adding to our 2015 to dos. The Lib Politics Rodeo reported a lot […]

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2014 Campaigns – Learning and Leverage – Part 4 of 4

We’re finishing up our review of our November 2014 campaigns with a look at the tactical importance and strategic influence of social media to localize campaign messages.  Parts 1 – 3 are up and ready to read.   Josephine County, Oregon lost their taxpayer funded library in 2007.  In 2009, the Josephine Community Libraries, Inc. was […]

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2014 Campaigns – Learning and Leverage – Part 3 of 4

We’ve focused on the ballot committees in Part 1 & Part 2 of our analysis of our November 2014 campaigns.  For Part 3, we’ll shift our focus to the role that a well planned and executed Information Only campaign by staff and trustees plays in success  at the ballot box.   The library communities in Northville, MI., Park […]


2014 Campaigns – Learning and Leverage – Part 2 of 4

 Editors Note:  This is Part 2 of our series focused on EveryLibrary’s November 2014 campaign support Part 2 – Opposition by Electeds When elected officials go out against a library ballot measure, the formula often looks like this: “The question is not, do you support the library. It is, can we afford this huge debt while facing […]

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2014 Campaigns – Learning and Leverage – Part 1 of 4

As the first national political action committee for libraries, we’re in a unique spot.  We help library staff and leadership on the weirdest day of the year: Election Day. It’s a really weird day because that’s the day you stop being the community’s Librarian and transform into The Tax Man. You are about to raise […]


Library Watch Party 2014

Join EveryLibrary across social media for a Library Watch Party on Tuesday, November 4th from ‘polls-close’ till the wee hours of the morning as we report on dozens of library elections – including 8 we helped support – as well as other races up and down the ballot from around the country. We’re a non-partisan […]


PW Looks at Our November Campaigns

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for covering our November 2014 campaigns.  We really appreciate that they named names with some of our corporate donors, too.  What we do to support library communities when they are on the ballot is key to collections, programs, services, and staffing budgets.  We appreciate that folks like Rosen Publishing, Overdrive, Midwest […]

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This Town Needs a Library – Northvale NJ

We’re announcing our support and endorsement of the Northvale Residents for a Municipal Library committee as they campaign to establish a taxpayer funded library in their community on November 4th, 2014.  The question for Northvale, NJ. voters is simple: should they have a library funded by a .3 mil property tax or should they continue […]