Cross-Posted with our partners at CILIP
A new advocacy campaign that will build and mobilise national support for libraries has been launched by CILIP in partnership with the EveryLibrary Institute, a US-based project that has helped secure over $1.6bn in tax funding for libraries. The team behind EveryLibrary will be working closely with staff at CILIP to create an equivalent model in the UK. LibrariesDeliver will bring together existing campaigns, help them to expand local and national support for libraries, and create a pool of support that can be called upon to take action – not just in times of crisis, but also in times of opportunity. John Chrastka is joint founder of EveryLibrary and Information Professional spoke to him at this year’s CILIP Conference, where the EveryLibrary project was officially launched. The central pillar of the project is a new database which will be used to mobilise supporters to take action. This could be campaigns against closures, but also helping to shape the conversation about library funding – both at a local and national level.
Visit LibrariesDeliver.uk to join the campaign today!