The EveryLibrary Institute NFP's purpose is to conduct research, writing, publishing, and related activities concerning public, academic, and school libraries in the United States.

The EveryLibrary Institute NFP operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, including primarily research, writing, publishing and related activities concerning public, academic, and school libraries in the United States for the purpose of public education, strengthening the civic life of communities, bridging social and societal gaps, and for the future of the profession of librarianship. It is chartered in the state of Illinois as a non-profit corporation and received its 501(c)3 nonprofit designation as a charitable organization in June 2018.

The EveryLibrary Institute is a companion organization to EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries. The EveryLibrary Institute’s mission of research, training librarians, and programmatic support for libraries is closely aligned with EveryLibrary’s 501(c)4 mission of building voter support for libraries.

The EveryLibrary Institute NFP is chartered in the State of Illinois as a nonprofit corporation and has received its 501c3 designation from the IRS. The EveryLibrary Institute is ready to partner with foundations, philanthropic organizations, associations, non-profits, and academic institutions to enhance public perception of libraries and librarianship through research-driven direct engagement across American society. We hope to see benefits for library funding accrue at the ballot box, and at all levels of government, from our partnership-driven work.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The EveryLibrary Institute is committed to upholding the fundamental dignity of all individuals and is dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for everyone we serve, collaborate with, and employ. This commitment extends without exception to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

As a non-partisan charitable organization that champions the future of libraries and librarianship both in the United States and around the world, we recognize the critical role of accessibility and inclusivity in advancing knowledge, understanding, and community cohesion. Our mission is to ensure that our services, programs, and resources are universally accessible, promoting an environment free from discrimination and prejudice.

In alignment with these values, our governance and operational practices reflect our dedication to non-discrimination and equality. We are committed to equitable practices in board member selection, ensuring our leadership represents a wide array of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Similarly, our vendor purchasing practices are designed to promote fairness and prevent any form of discrimination, ensuring that our partnerships and procurements further the principles of diversity and inclusion.

We pledge to continuously review and enhance our policies and practices to champion non-discrimination and confront inequities both within our organization and in the communities we support. The EveryLibrary Institute is dedicated to building a more inclusive, equitable world, and our ongoing efforts will reflect this commitment in all aspects of our work.

Please direct correspondence to:

EveryLibrary Institute NFP
c/o 6433 Fairfield Ave.
Berwyn, IL. 60402
EIN 81-4351204

John Chrastka, Executive Director
[email protected]

As a recognized 501(c)3 organization, donations, gifts, and bequests made to The EveryLibrary Institute NFP are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and current regulations. Please visit our profile on Network For Good to make a donation.