News and Updates
Dealing with COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) raises many questions for librarians. Since being designated as essential disaster services, libraries have focused on the roles that we can serve during emergencies. Most of the attention, has gone to natural, weather, and human disasters as opposed to widespread disease outbreaks but the National Library of Medicine has a great Coronavirus resource page available to librarians as well.
The biggest role libraries can play in a national response to the emerging COVID-19 threat is as information specialists.
Every so often, we have the opportunity to work with bright young students from Chinese universities. We strive to create a professional and enriching environment for every student that works with us.
Recently, we had the opportunity to work with Lufei Tang, a student from Xi'an Jiaotong University.
Below you can read about her time in America.
We're excited to let you know about some of our upcoming events at the Public Library Association and the Computers in Libraries Conferences.
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.
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.
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
Throughout 2019 we were able to join a multitude of coalitions and partnerships to advance the role of libraries in the United States.
Across the country, threats to school library programs and school librarianship are well known and ongoing.
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.