Give to Libraries on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Join tens of thousands of people around the world by giving to a charitable cause you believe in—our libraries! This year, the American Library Association (ALA) and EveryLibrary are matching your donations to make the biggest impact possible. … Read more

EveryLibrary Announces ‘One Million Americans For Libraries’ Campaign

EveryLibrary is a gold-rated, non-profit organization focused on showing off the great things libraries do across the country and getting American’s engaged in supporting libraries. This year marks the company’s 5th anniversary, and they’re asking for your help! In order to reach even more Americans with a pro-library message, EveryLibrary announces the One Million Americans … Read more

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation

Posted June 22, 2016

By John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary

EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries. They are chartered “to promote public, school, and college libraries, including by advocating in support of public funding for libraries and building public awareness of public funding initiatives”. Their primary work is to support local public libraries when they have a referendum or measure on the ballot. John Chrastka, the Executive Director of EveryLibrary, encourages libraries with a few important tips on how to overcome the barriers to innovation they most often face.

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Don’t Silence Michigan Librarians

EveryLibrary advocacy for public libraries

Posted on December 22, 2015

via EveryLibrary

The Michigan House and Senate pulled a fast one last week and Governor Snyder needs to do the right thing for libraries, schools, and parks by Vetoing SB 571. If SB 571 becomes law, librarians would be sent to jail for sharing factual information about elections with their communities. Library boards would be fined thousands of dollars of sending out a newsletter if it shares information about what is on your local ballot. We need honest and transparent elections.

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Promoting the Role of Libraries in Community Development with National Media Campaign

EveryLibrary advocacy for public libraries

By Kristina Massari

In support of National Library Week, organizations partner to raise awareness of resources public libraries provide for entrepreneurs and start-ups

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is partnering with EveryLibrary, a national non-profit organization dedicated to non-partisan political action on behalf of libraries, for a media campaign to increase awareness of the role libraries play in community and economic development. The partnership demonstrates Gale’s advocacy on behalf of libraries and its support of National Library Week, observed this year from April 12-18.

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