News and Updates
The Political Librarian (http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/pollib/) is a professional and academic journal dedicated to expanding and re-envisioning the discussion of locally focused policy, advocacy, and funding issues for libraries.
I am proud of our 5th Anniversary today. As the first national political action committee for libraries, EveryLibrary was started with the idea that "any library funding measure anywhere should matter to every library everywhere".
***Updated to talk about nine (9) campaigns on 7 November 2017***
We are excited and proud to work on nine library ballot measures on the November 7, 2017 Election Day.
EveryLibrary is proud and lucky to have an Advisory Committee made up of engaged, passionate, and talented individuals from around the library world.
Publisher's Weekly just released a great feature article about our collaboration with Follett Learning to create and launch SaveSchoolLibrarians.org, our national advocacy site focused on creating district-by-district change for school library funding.
This has been an outstanding week for libraries. We were able to win two major fights for libraries and ensure that community members were not denied access to their local library systems.
We are excited about traveling across the country in the next few months and speaking to librarians in dozens of states about building a better future for funding libraries through political organizing and action.
Our mission with SavesSchoolLibrarians.org is pretty basics: we need to fix the disconnect in school districts that say they want successful schools and fully prepared students but don’t fund their libraries or employ enough qualified librarians.