EveryLibrary Institute, NFP

As a 501c3 non-profit companion organization to EveryLibrary (a 501c4), The EveryLibrary Institute is dedicated to ensuring continued public and political support for library funding.

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Staying Relevant: Managing Library Nonprofit 501c3 Organizations During the Coronavirus Crisis

The EveryLibrary Institute and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library are partnering to present a webinar uniquely focused on the business of running a nonprofit 501c3 library support organization during the Coronavirus crisis. Friends groups, foundations, mission-driven nonprofits, and membership organizations will learn about best practices for management during the crisis, key provisions in the Stimulus Bill for non-profits, and how to best position your organization during the restart and recovery.

Wednesday Webinars at Any Price in April

The EveryLibrary Institute is proud to offer our premium advocacy webinars (typically $25) to library workers for any donation amount of just $1 or more. Your contributions help us ensure that we can continue to pay our presenters for their hard work during this time. We currently have 5 premium advocacy focused webinars scheduled for April with more scheduled in the coming months.

Help a Library Worker Out - Donate to the HALO Fund Now

Can you "Help a Library Worker Out"? The EveryLibrary Institute is fundraising to support library workers, librarians, and staff who are facing unexpected financial difficulties because of the Coronavirus economic slowdown. As a national library 501c3 non-profit organization, the EveryLibrary Institute is in a unique position to quickly bring together donors from across the country and make grants to library workers who are part of our library family. 

Join our Premium Webinar Series: Introduction to Advanced Advocacy For School and Public Libraries

Did you know that more than 90% of library funding is dependent on the will of local voters and politicians? Did you also know that libraries have lost nearly 20% of voter support for funding in the last ten years and that hundreds of school libraries have shut their doors? We developed these premium advocacy webinars to help train librarians, staff, and support groups to rebuild public support for funding and keep their doors open. Each webinar is available for just $25.

Welcoming Our New Board Members

The EveryLibrary Institute is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors. K.C. Boyd, Library Media Specialist for the District of Columbia Public Schools, and Lance Werner, Director of the Kent District Library, join our board to help guide and shape our mission and vision for libraries. 

Culture, Creativity, and Public Libraries in England: A Grass-Roots Transformation

Arts Council England (ACE) is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing, visual, and literary arts in England. Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery, ACE is the national development agency for creativity and culture whose mission is to “champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives”. After an 18-month development process, ACE has recently published its new 10-year strategic plan, titled “Let’s Create”. This plan represents the culmination of a series of numerous workshops, consultations, and public conversations and represents a shift in strategy to make the arts in England more participatory in nature at a grass-roots level.

Annual Report: Advancing Our Research Agenda

The library advocacy ecosystem has limited awareness of what Americans think about libraries, librarians, and taxes. With the 2018 release of the From Awareness to Funding study by OCLC, we have received a recent snapshot of voter attitudes. But our industry’s knowledge and understanding of what motivates and influences Americans about library funding is alarmingly limited.

Annual Report: Trainings and Teaching

At the EveryLibrary Institute, we understand that every decision to fund or not fund libraries is fundamentally a political act. It is based on how we, as a society, want to raise or allocate taxes.

Stewart Named Editor for The Political Librarian Journal

After a national search, Christopher Stewart will become Series Editor for The Political Librarian to deepen its focus on developing scholarship about public policy and tax policy for libraries.

Annual Report: FundLibraries – Crowdfunding for Libraries and Literacy Projects

In 2019 we were excited to launch FundLibraries.org, the first and only crowdfunding platform dedicated solely to innovative library and literacy projects. Fundlibraries.org is a simple to use, a one-stop crowdfunding platform that connects libraries in need of crowdsourced support with tens of thousands of potential donors across the country. We provide the digital tools, fiscal sponsorship, marketing support, and crowdfunding experience that school libraries and public libraries need to succeed.