2014 recap 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 […]


Better your librarian self during storm Juno

For those of you stuck inside today, here are some of the things we have been reading and working on the past few months… Rising to the Challenge Re-Envisioning Public Libraries – Aspen Institute, October 2014 This report provides several ways in which public libraries can be re imagined. If you are thinking about a […]

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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 […]