News and Updates
EveryLibrary was able to do a tremendous amount of good for public and school libraries in 2018. Thanks to the support of thousands of donors, we were able to help 17 public libraries on their Election Days, help dozens of school libraries stay open, help hold the line on federal funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) when the President threatened to cut its budget, help our partners in numerous state library organizations with their legislative agendas, and engage tens of thousands of Americans about libraries and librarians.
EveryLibrary’s leadership team made news in 2018 on topics from federal funding and the #SaveIMLS crisis to the success of our SaveSchoolLibrarians.org advocacy initiatives.
People like you helped libraries secure a big win last night!
There are two critical bills in the Lame Duck Congress that will have an impact on libraries and your daily life – and we need to take action on both today.
The EveryLibrary Institute, NFP is proud to announce the nomination of 15 outstanding library industry leaders to join its Board of Directors in 2019.
EveryLibrary is happy to announce that NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, is providing a subscription to LibraryAware to five of our 2019 library campaigns as a component of their donor support.
Last night, libraries and library supporters across the country eagerly awaited the return of election results affecting their libraries.
On Tuesday’s Midterms, 46 states held elections for 6,000 state legislative seats. Thirty-six governorships were on the ballot. Nearly half of our 100 most populous cities held local elections.
EveryLibrary tracked 79 elections for new or renewed funding, building projects, and library governance on November 6, 2018 General Election ballots from coast to coast. We were proud to support 10 of these libraries directly in their Informational Campaign Communications along with the local independent Vote Yes committees. In addition, we supported two state library associations partners in their statewide voter outreach about education funding measures that would impact school libraries.
We are excited to announce that on October 19th, the Board of Utah Education Network (UEN) voted unanimously to immediately reinstate access to EBSCO K12 databases for over 650,000 students in Utah.