Meet our New EveryLibrary Advisors

EveryLibrary is proud and lucky to have an Advisory Committee made up of engaged, passionate, and talented individuals from around the library world.

They provide insights and advice to the board and our Executive Director to help set the organizational agenda and develop new approaches to library activism. They also provide an amazing amount of volunteer time on projects that improve our reach and our relationships as the only national political action committee for libraries.

As we kick-off our 5th Anniversary Celebration, we are thrilled to announce that Harmony Faust, Dustin Fife, and Oleg Kagan are joining the EveryLibrary Advisory team. Dustin joins us as Series Editor for our journal The Political Librarian. Oleg is taking on the role of shaping and testing our new Magazine on Medium. Harmony is providing us with key insights into how to take our outreach to the next level.

Harmony Faust advises EveryLibrary on marketing strategy. Harmony is the VP of Marketing and Communications for Gale, a Cengage company. Her relationship with EveryLibrary began in 2015 when, as the Director of Marketing for Public Libraries, she led Gale to become a corporate donor. In the years since, she developed a personal passion for EveryLibrary's mission. Harmony brings her expertise as a brand strategist, storyteller and campaign planner to help EveryLibrary raise their own profile as an organization, as well as increase legislator and public awareness around the essential impact of libraries on their communities. Harmony has 16 years of experience marketing to and on behalf of public, school and academic libraries, and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Eastern Michigan University. She lives in Plymouth, Michigan, with her husband and two young children. Connect with Harmony on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

Dustin Fife is Series Editor for The Political Librarian, our journal of tax policy and public policy for libraries. Mr. Fife is the Director of Library Services at Western State Colorado University. Before moving to Colorado, he served as the Outreach and Patron Services Librarian for Utah Valley University and Library Director for San Juan County Public Library System. Dustin studied history and philosophy at the University of Utah and library science at Emporia State University. Dustin was a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, the 2015-2016 Utah Library Association President, and 2016-2017 ALA LearnRT President. His research interest include open education, leadership and management, and advocacy. Please email him at [email protected].

Oleg Kagan is Managing Editor for the EveryLibrary Magazine on Medium. As  media advisor to EveryLibrary, he is helping to shape and explore what a consumer-focused publication can do in the advocacy and messaging space. Mr. Kagan serves as the Community Library Manager of the Topanga Library for the County of Los Angeles Public Library. During the past 15 years, he has held positions ranging from volunteer to branch manager at six different library locations, with short stints at several others. Mr. Kagan interests include library service to writers, advocacy, and community outreach. He is currently compiling Inspiring Library Stories, a book of library impact stories. Please email article suggestions to [email protected].

Please join us in welcoming them. And do not hesitate to reach out to any of us about projects that interest you as well.