2015 campaigns Archives - EveryLibrary

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The Constant Campaign – 2015 Campaign Re-Cap for Library Journal

EveryLibrary is pleased to continue our collaboration with Library Journal on review and analysis of the prior year’s library election results. This year, Executive Director John Chrastka, Executive Director, and Rachel Korma, Editor for The Political Librarian, review and discuss nearly 150 ballot measures, levies, millages, parcel taxes, warrant articles, referendum, and bonds that set or […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo December 29, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world Voters in Oakwood (OH) will see a $9.7 million bond for library renovations on their March 2016 ballot. The money is needed to renovate the historic building from 1937 that has been added to up until 1983. The building needs technology updates, better reading spaces, and repairs for water issues in […]

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EveryLibrary 2015 Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report name checks a lot of people, partners, and campaigns.  We’re really proud of that.  Over 1,000 personal donors self-identify on our donation site.  Fourteen corporate donors make the “Thank you” list (with 8 re-ups from 2014).  The 10 campaigns we worked with are close to our hearts. We started a new journal […]

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With Annual Giving, Tried-And-True Still Works

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and […]

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October Elections Round Up

There were a few library elections that we were tracking in October. We’re proud to see that all three were WINS for libraries.  Hopefully this trend will continue in to November. A ballot initiative called Norman Forward (OK) was passed by 72% of voters on October 13. A one half percent sales tax, over 15 […]

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Ohioans get out and vote for your libraries on November 3

Ohio is turning out to be a heavy state for library funding ballot measures this November. So, get out and #votelibraries Ohioans and share the vote YES message with your fiends and family in those areas. Piqua Public Library (OH) will have a levy renewal on the November 3 ballot. The 1.3 mill levy will […]

Cedar Rapids Public Library employee Heather Meyer-Boothby (right) processes a library card renewal for Mona Myhlhousen as volunteer Jazon Lea talks to her about library services during a door-to-door library card drive as part of Library Card Signup month in the Time Check neighborhood in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

How to Become – and Thrive – as a Fundraising Librarian

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and the […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo September 29, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world The East Baton Rouge Parish Library PAC (LA) kicked off a campaign this week to raise awareness for a levy renewal on the October 24 ballot. The 10 year 11.1 millage property tax would be spent mostly on library operational costs like staffing and collections, but some will […]

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An Open Letter to Libraries on the Ballot this Fall

Voters, donors, and allies are motivated to support your library campaign when they have a positive perception of the library. Equally important is their understanding of the high-impact, meaningful work that the staff does every day. However, as librarians and staff, we tend not to talk about our work, and this impacts our ability to […]

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A Win for the Darby Library

We’re very happy to report that the Vote YES for Darby Community Library committee succeeded in their campaign to secure an additional $30,000 annual operating levy for the library on yesterday’s Election. The unofficial total is 919 to 324.  This new funding for the Darby (MT) Library will be put to work on collections, programs, […]