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Meet our Spring 2020 Interns!

   

Jenna Boller

School: The City College of New York

I am a second-year student at the City College of New York where I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies. I love learning about the law, politics, and history and enjoy writing as well. I am interning with EveryLibrary an Administrative Assistant Intern and am enjoying the opportunity to gain experience in the public advocacy and funding world as well as being a voice for libraries across the country!

   

Susan Groux

School: San Jose State University

Susan Groux is in her second year at San Jose State’s Library and Information Science masters degree program. She comes from a background in public libraries having served on the reference staff at the Newport Beach Public library and then as the Director of Library Programs for the library’s non-profit foundation group. Her advocacy experience comes from her work as a marriage and family counselor specializing in addiction counseling and in promoting healing among human and animal victims of domestic violence.

She believes that libraries play a crucial role in creating healthy and thriving communities, and she is thrilled to join EveryLibrary in its work empowering library supporters to most effectively communicate their value to stakeholders.

   

Witt Salley

School: San Jose State University

After a 16-year career in higher education administration and instruction, Witt Salley is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is concentrating on public library leadership and digital librarianship. Salley's research and professional interests center on enhancing and innovating the public library's engagement of and services to diverse, underserved, and other special populations — including aging communities, individuals dealing with or recovering from drug addiction, and GLBTQ+ young adults. He, too, maintains a deep interest in correctional librarianship and the countless other ways in which library services can lift up those in disadvantaged or vulnerable situations.

   

Yvonne Tran

School: San Jose State University

Yvonne is a graduate student pursuing her MLIS degree and a library assistant in the children's and young adults' department for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. She enjoys being outdoors and exploring the world. Serving her community and driving change is her passion and she's excited to be a part of EveryLibrary.

   

See you at PLA or CIL?

We're excited to let you know about some of our upcoming events at the Public Library Association and the Computers in Libraries Conferences.


Let No Crisis Go To Waste

I’m sure you’ve seen all the terrible library and literacy bills that come out every year at the state level. This year is no different. We’ve seen bills targeting LGBT materials in libraries, threatening to imprison librarians, and baselessly attacking the databases that are provided in school and public libraries.


Join the Social Video Rally to Save IMLS Funding

Once again, the president’s budget proposes permanent elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

To fight this, we need your help! We want the president and Congress to hear directly from librarians and library supporters about the value IMLS funding provides libraries and the communities they serve. 


PRESS RELEASE: EveryLibrary Statement on Proposed Cuts to IMLS.

EveryLibrary Encourages Voters to Rally Against Deep Federal Budget Cuts Impacting Local Libraries

President Trump's budget proposals could shut down the Institute of Museum and Library Services, but EveryLibrary is committed to helping libraries and museums thrive


Annual Report: National Partnerships to Support Libraries

Throughout 2019 we were able to join a multitude of coalitions and partnerships to advance the role of libraries in the United States.


Annual Report: Activism for School Libraries

Across the country, threats to school library programs and school librarianship are well known and ongoing.


Annual Report: SaveIMLS and the Fight for Federal Funding in 2019

Back in March 2019, President Trump’s FY2020 Budget proposal targeted the only federal library programs for complete elimination. That was the third year the president’s budget called for the total shutdown of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). And we don't see it being any different in 2020 either. 


Annual Report: State Legislative Advocacy and Funding for Libraries

EveryLibrary always works to help the legitimate library stakeholder amplify its own agenda and voice.


Annual Report: Direct Political Action

In 2019, EveryLibrary helped dozens of libraries safeguard their funding from local threats through direct political actions and lobbying activities or through behind-the-scenes supports for leaders and activists as they campaigned for their libraries.