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The Political Librarian –CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Political Librarian (http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/pollib/) is a professional and academic journal dedicated to expanding and re-envisioning the discussion of locally focused policy, advocacy, and funding issues for libraries. We want to bring in a variety of perspectives to the journal and do not limit our contributors to just those working in the field of library and […]

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We received this note in the mail the other day…

I was hesitant to share this because we definitely don’t do this work for the thanks. But, I realized that this note of thanks doesn’t belong to EveryLibrary. It belongs to many of you who support our work because we truly can’t do it without people like you who stood up when they tried to […]

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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 […]

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The First Campaign Win of 2017!

We are excited to announce our first win of 2017 in Madison, Connecticut. The vote was a terrific 1,897 in support of the library project, while only 550 people voted no. This win last night (February 7, 2017) means the library can more than double in size, from its current 17,000 square feet to 37,000 […]

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Show Solidarity With All Americans With These ‘All Are Welcome’ Buttons

One of the best things about our nation’s 9,000 library systems is that there are no exclusionary rules and everyone is welcome. Millions of people from different places and of all ages, sexes, races, religions, preferences, and socio-economic backgrounds come through those doors every day. As a country, we are fortunate that libraries are supported […]

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Library Closures and Defunding Concerns in 2017

It already looks like 2017 will be a daunting year for library funding and support across the country. We are disheartened to report at least two public library closures and a continued decline of school library funding and support. We are also concerned about an empowered Republican Study Committee who have proposed Federal Budgets with […]

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To be the Change We Seek – 2017 EveryLibrary Agenda

Since the Election, EveryLibrary’s leadership team has listened as Americans have grappled with fundamental issues about our country in order to build our agenda for 2017 and beyond. We started EveryLibrary to help ensure that thousands of local libraries in diverse communities have the resources they need to help people succeed. Whether it is with […]

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If these libraries lose on November 8th, they close.

What’s at stake next week for the libraries is pretty clear. Over 200 libraries are on the ballot across the country. EveryLibrary is supporting 13 of them on operations and building measures. I’ve loved working with all of them, but two are very special to me because if they lose, they close. I don’t want […]

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A Big Win In Alaska for Statewide Broadband in Libraries

I am proud to share that, with your support, EveryLibrary was able to help the Alaska Library Association succeed in having $668,000 restored to the state budget for broadband subsidies to libraries after it was completely cut from the budget. While the Governor restored Alaska Online With Libraries (OWL) at $668,000 and not the original […]

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Announcing Our Partnership With Gale for New Data on Library Support

We are excited to announce a partnership with Gale, who is providing their Analytics On Demand platform to us, which allows us to take a closer look at the data around library support in the United States. Analytics On Demand is Gale’s data analytics tool for public libraries. The importance of data-driven campaigns One of […]