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!
Join the EveryLibrary Institute team for a State Library of Iowa "Training Circut" tour at one of four full-day events on "Understanding Audiences for Community Engagement and Support" across Iowa the week of October 14th, 2019.
Recent political campaigns and philosophical confrontations online and in the press have destroyed lasting friendships, frayed family ties, and alienated neighbors and co-workers. Social media has devolved into a battleground of nasty diatribes and personal slurs. How can we advocate for libraries in this environment?
Written by two experienced library campaigners, these action-driven manuals are filled with concrete steps that librarians, library staff, and boards can take to ensure that political support is there when they need it the most.
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CILIP and EveryLibrary Institute launch a new digital hub to engage the public with the power, impact, and importance of properly funded library services
In an effort to raise awareness and make a meaningful, long-term impact on the future of library funding, CILIP and the EveryLibrary Institute today announce the launch of LibrariesDeliver, an advocacy campaign that connects people from across England in support of their libraries.
The core of the campaign is LibrariesDeliver.uk, a new GDPR-compliant advocacy website designed to activate and connect an extensive network of individuals and advocacy groups about library funding and use.
On LibrariesDeliver.uk, library supporters can sign up to become part of the campaign, pledge to support libraries, show their support for library funding, donate to support libraries, and become better organized and connected.
The EveryLibrary Institute today announces the launch of FundLibraries.org, the first and only crowdfunding website dedicated solely to innovative library and literacy projects in school, public, and academic communities. Fundlibraries.org is a simple to use, one-stop fundraising platform for libraries and library support organization that connects great ideas in need of crowdsourced funding with tens of thousands of potential donors across the country.
EveryLibrary Institute Partners with Awesome Libraries Chapter to Support Innovative Library Projects
The EveryLibrary Institute today announces a new partnership with the Awesome Foundation - Libraries Chapter to support their fundraising and philanthropic activities with the launch of AwesomeLibraries.org. The EveryLibrary Institute is providing fiscal sponsorship and digital infrastructure support to help Awesome Libraries further its philanthropic mission of support. Awesome Libraries is a voluntary organization of library professionals who contribute on a monthly or yearly basis to a common donor pool and select “truly awesome” library projects from around the world to fund. Since 2017, Awesome Libraries trustees have donated $11,000 to eleven library and literacy projects in the United States and abroad.
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CILIP, the UK’s library and information association and the US-based Charitable Non-profit, the EveryLibrary Institute have announced an innovative new partnership to help librarians and information professionals across England build political support and improve future funding for libraries.