News and Updates
A message from Elissa Malespina
We're excited about all of the amazing things that libraries are going to do for their communities in 2018!
EveryLibrary and the ISTE Librarians Network announce a new "From Advocacy to Activism" webinar series for 2018 supporting school librarians and school library program budgets.
Throughout 2017, EveryLibrary team members were frequent contributors to professional journals and blog sites.
The Political Librarian is a peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal dedicated to expanding the discussion of, promoting research on, and helping to re-envision locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai (a former Verizon lawyer) is expected to announce his final plan to gut net neutrality as soon as November 22—the day before Thanksgiving—with a vote to follow quickly afterwards.
Arbor Teas, a family-owned organic tea company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and EveryLibrary, the only national organization focused on securing stable funding for local libraries, have partnered to create a new way of funding library ballot initiatives.
Last week hundreds of library supporters signed the petition to fully fund the Macedon Public Library when the Town Board was unwilling to fund the library.
We checked in with Laura Pappani, director of the Nevada County Community Library, around the 1-year anniversary of passing Measure A - a new sales tax that doubled the library funding from 1/8th cent to 1/4 cent in November 2016 - to learn about how the library has put this new funding to work in their communities.