News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with EveryLibrary's work.

News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with EveryLibrary's work.

Hack Library School Says....

From HackLibSchool: "What’s cool about EveryLibrary is that they will exclusively be dedicated to advocating for library initiatives, connecting with local communities to get voter support." Spot on.

Urban Librarians Unite Says....

From Urban Librarians Unite (ULU - which is the coolest acronym in the biz):  

Two Week Update

A short EveryLibrary update for our fans and followers.  As of today:  

Why Can’t They Just Do It?

Over the past few days I've been asked "Why can't ALA or OCLC or ULC just make a PAC for libraries?"

Circulating Ideas – the Interview Podcast

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.

Thought into Action – Why I Gave to EveryLibrary

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.

Out in the World

It is an extra-ordinary day when something like EveryLibrary appears in the world.  

Fundraising for Political Action

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 a Tactic

EveryLibrary is just a tactic in the wider world of library advocacy strategy.  And I am OK with that.

What is a 501c4?

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?