News and Updates
It was a pleasure to be interview by Steve Thomas for the Circulating Ideas podcast. We had a great discussion about the goals for EveryLibrary, how it relates to the broader library advocacy ecosystem, and why it is important to get political about libraries.
When I was President of the California Library Association (and in the few years leading up to that gig), one of the things that I learned from attending library legislative days both in Sacramento and Washington, DC was that until libraries could bring money to the table, we'd continue to be a nice, nostalgic, heart-warming, greater good and woefully underfunded service for most, if not all politicians.
It is an extra-ordinary day when something like EveryLibrary appears in the world.
As I've been planning the launch of EveryLibrary I talked with a number of thinkers, connectors, and do-ers in the library community. The feedback has been very positive and the advice has been excellent.
EveryLibrary is just a tactic in the wider world of library advocacy strategy. And I am OK with that.
EveryLibrary is fundraising to become a registered 501(c)4 social welfare organization. Just what does that mean? And what can c4 organizations 'do' exactly?
I admire the Freedom to Read Foundation a great deal.