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How is Making a Difference

Publisher’s Weekly just released a great feature article about our collaboration with Follett Learning to create and launch, our national advocacy site focused on creating district-by-district change for school library funding. The goal of the site is to help any school librarian anywhere who is facing a threat to their position or sees an unfair budget cut […]


Rally to Restore Illinois School Librarians

Join the effort to Restore Illinois School Librarians! Rally to put school librarians back in school libraries across Illinois! ISLMA, the Illinois School Library Media Association, invites you to join librarians, parents, teachers, administrators, and children from across Illinois and around the country as we come together for a demonstration in support for school librarians in […]

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2016 Annual Report – Building Success for Library Advocacy

We are proud to present the EveryLibrary 2016 Annual Report.  The full report discusses our strong donor support, our campaigns wins for public libraries, our growth supporting school library communities, the extensive outreach we are doing to voters and Americans through VoteLibraries and our Action platform, and a host of thanks to our volunteers, donors, supporters, and […]


EveryLibrary ESSA Work a Top 10 Story of 2016

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for identifying the work we are doing with state school library organizations on their ESSA Implementation Planning negotiations as a Top 10 Library Story of 2016: And in order for school libraries to gain the full benefit of federal funding available under ESSA, each state will have to modify its existing […]


K.C. Boyd Joins EveryLibrary Advisory Committee

We are thrilled today to announce that school librarian extraordinaire K.C. Boyd is joining the EveryLibrary Advisory Committee. K.C. has been a strong, passionate advocate and activist for school library issues her entire career. She knows the ins and outs of being a school librarian by serving kids every day at the East Saint Louis School […]

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ESSA Policy Work in the States

Thanks to School Library Journal for covering the work we’re doing with school library associations across the country on advocacy, policy, and lobbying about their state ESSA Plans. The framework of educational policies for each state is different, but the commonalities across the ESSA Implementation requirements present a unique opportunity for school librarians to have their […]

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Every School Library Matters

My kids go back to school today. Over the last four years they have watched me work on almost 50 public library campaigns. They were little when I started EveryLibrary. They are starting 6th and 2nd grades now, and are getting old enough to understand the vital work we do on library elections. This year […]

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Rosen Publishing and EveryLibrary Provide Pro-Bono Consulting to State Level School Library Stakeholders for ESSA Implementation Planning

For Immediate Release 20 July 2016 Rosen Publishing and EveryLibrary Provide Pro-Bono Consulting to State Level School Library Stakeholders for ESSA Implementation Planning Rosen Publishing and EveryLibrary today announce a joint project to provide pro-bono strategic consulting services to state-level school library stakeholders for ESSA Implementation Planning in their states. EveryLibrary, the first nationwide Political […]

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State ESSA Implementation Planning for School Library Stakeholders

Federal law requires that every state in the union submit their final ESSA Plan to the US Department of Education by April 2017 for Implementation starting with the August 2017 school year. Each state is going about creating their own ESSA Implementation Plans in their own ways. In some states, the Implementation Planning is being run by […]

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ESSA Calendar for School Library Stakeholders

EveryLibrary has compiled a calendar of dates and deadlines along with links to the relevant state agencies tasked with developing each state’s ESSA Implementation Plan.  This calendar is provided as a courtesy and a start point to school library stakeholders. Please consult each state agency website to verify dates and deadlines. Errors, omissions, edits, and additions […]