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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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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 […]

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Are Petitions Effective in the Fight for Libraries?

This is a complicated question and the answer is both yes and no. If the petition isn’t done in a way that engages supporters to sign it, doesn’t collect data, won’t activate supporters, and never engages them to take more action, then the answer is no. Luckily, that’s not the way our new petition platform […]

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How is EveryLibrary Different And How Does It Support Libraries?

EveryLibrary is a little different in the library advocacy ecosystem. We are built as a 501c4 in an arena that is dominated by many hard-working and amazingly successful 501c3 organizations who are doing great things for the library community. Some examples of excellent 501c3 organizations that you probably know about are many of our state […]

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Michigan Gag Order Now Permanently Blocked

Great news for Michigan libraries on the ballot: the federal Judge hearing the PA 269 / SB571 “gag order” suit made his temporary injunction against enforcement permanent today. Congratulations to the Michigan Library Association, one of the co-plaintiffs in the suit, for prevailing. MLA has the news: MLA and Member Efforts Deliver a Victory for […]

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Is Your Library Taking Part In National Voter Registration Day?

National Voter Registration Day is September 27th, 2016 and we’re calling on public libraries to sign up and add their location as a voter registration site. Previously, with these efforts, we’ve been able to generate some interest with volunteers and local library communities. This year, we are extremely excited to be partnering with NVLD and […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo: NH Primary Edition

As a native and former New Hampshire resident, I always get excited by their primary. With all of the attention that NH receives as hosting the first primary of the nation, candidates were constantly coming through town along with the news crews and crowds. Even though I live on the other side of the country now, every […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo February 3, 2016

News from around the #libraries #politics world Residents of Winter Park, Florida have the opportunity  to vote for a $30 million bond referendum to help fund a proposed 50,000 square foot library during upcoming the March 15th general election. Tax money from the referendum and a $2.5 million-dollar contribution from the library will go toward covering […]

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Help! American Libraries Are Under Attack.

You might not have read some of the recent press about the aggressive campaigns against American libraries but as we start moving into the 2016 presidential elections we are starting to see the anti-tax groups turn more of their resources against these great institutions. The recent fights we have seen are just the beginning of […]

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Overcoming challenges with library referendum campaigns

This guest blog post is by Mike Kennerknecht. Mike Kennerknecht is a PR Supervisor with Tipping Point Communications and previously served as Chief of Staff for New York State Assembly woman Donna Lupardo. He is a member of the New York Library Association and the American Association of Political Consultants. Two years ago, voters in the Town […]