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Parent Perception of Librarians Survey Results Released

The "Public Libraries and Book Bans - Parent Perception Survey" gathered insights from 1,527  parents and guardians with children under 18 in two surveys during October and November 2023. The surveys asked parents and guardians about their perception of librarians' trustworthiness as professionals and curators of a library collection. ​The results are detailed in a new report from EveryLibrary Institute and Book Riot.

Highlighting Library Language in State Digital Equity Plans

As State Digital Equity Plans are in the works nationwide, library stakeholders are scrambling to provide data and priority statements to their state broadband offices. When groups such as state library agencies and associations fail to involve themselves, the language around libraries becomes vague, and the library's position becomes precarious.

Parent Perceptions of Public Libraries and Book Bans Survey - Report Released

The EveryLibrary Institute, a public policy think tank for libraries, and Book Riot, the largest independent editorial book site in North America, announce the results of a comprehensive survey of parents about their perceptions of public libraries and the current issues that libraries face. 

WEBINAR: Censorship in Carceral Settings

This panel conversation brings together people with different experiences of carceral libraries, creating carceral library policy, teaching, journalism, and incarceration to speak about the long history and pernicious and evolving impacts of censorship in prisons, jails, and detention centers in the US and its territories.

Written Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee - Book Ban Hearing

The EveryLibrary Institute was invited to submit written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its September 12, 2023, hearing on “Book Bans: Examining How Censorship Limits Liberty and Literature.”

Model "Libraries for All Act" Released

The EveryLibrary Institute is encouraging state library associations to embed state anti-discrimination laws into public library policies and practices through new legislation. The model "Libraries for All Act" would provide new statutory underpinnings for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices in public libraries.

New Webinar: Revolutionizing Library Management with Health in All Policies

Join us for a three-part webinar series about how Health in All Policies (HiAP) can be applied to library management. Register here. 

Two clicks to help fight against book bans!

You can help us fight against books bans in the United States with just two clicks!

It is Time to Comment on Your State Digital Equity Act Draft Plans

It is time to shape the Digital Equity Act plan in your state to ensure library projects are fundable from day one. We need to get beyond talking points and into action during the Public Comment period. The EveryLibrary Institute is providing substantial guidance to state libraries, state library associations, systems, and individual libraries on how to evaluate the state draft plans and successfully engage the process.   

ELI in the News 2023 - January to June

From empowering school librarians to championing the First Amendment nationwide, the EveryLibrary Institute has been in the news. Please enjoy this roundup of local and national stories from January to June 2023.