Out in the World
It is an extra-ordinary day when something like EveryLibrary appears in the world.
The support over the first 24 hours has been amazing. Over 200 people liked our Facebook page. Dozens of Twitter followers and pages of RTs. And $673 dollars were raised from 10 people - before we ever formally asked. We're keeping up with the coverage in the media, too, and I want to share two stories about EveryLibrary that cover the project very well.
First up is Library Journal's Meredith Schwartz. She had some probing questions for me about governance, which I appreciate, and really took the time to review the website and our goals. I also appreciate that she asked Emily Sheketoff from ALA's Washington Office for comment. I agree with Emily that their goals and EveryLibrary's goals are truly additive. Give it a read at:
Library PAC Will Back Local Ballot Questions
I also want to thank my former colleagues at American Libraries Magazine for their coverage. Beverly Goldberg followed up yesterday's Press Release with an interview call. It is important to note, as she did, that EveryLibrary is not in any way affiliated with ALA. As a former staffer, I am intimately familiar with ALA management's warnings about not engaging in political speech. EveryLibrary is independent of any existing library association in order to do that exactly. Give it a read at:
The Campaign Is On to Form the Nation’s First Library PAC
If you agree with Jim Neal in the article, I'd invite you to donate today in support of EveryLibrary and the work we will do for local library ballot initiatives.