You’ll want to make sure your grassroots fundraising efforts, regardless of the method you choose, include each of the following elements to successfully raise support for your library!
Whether your library is academic, public, national, or special, it is providing indispensable value to the environment it's embedded in. Your library provides knowledge and an avenue for connection to the community.
Imagine what your community could do for your library in return. Why not mobilize your community—your biggest advocates, the people who are already in your corner—to help raise support for your library?
School librarians, long identified as thought leaders in school communities, provided invaluable services and resources to children in times of crisis. When educators faced unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, school librarians and their libraries played a more important role than ever.
In order to support the wide range of work of EveryLibrary and in order to comply with Federal Tax Law it is necessary to have two organizational entities: EveryLibrary and the The EveryLibrary Institute.
The EveryLibrary Institute focused its resources and attention in 2020 on both the individuals who staff libraries and the institutions themselves. This was a necessary and natural response to the COVID-related crisis facing individual library workers from public, academic, and school libraries as well as the disruptions and dislocations facing our institutions in the United States and abroad.
Come take a look at some of the webinars you might have missed. Here at our Webinars on Demand we have the goods on marketing, advocacy and engagement, and some fresh information on Digital Public Library of America’s free resources and their app. Register and watch any of these webinars at your convenience to get advice on engagement, outreach and even some tips on running for office!
We are happy to issue a call for original article, opinion pieces, and whitepapers for the Spring/Summer issue of The Political Librarian.
There is a tremendous amount of speculation about the internal and external factors that potentially influence the outcome for a library on Election Day. In “Factors of Success for Libraries on the Ballot” report, we analyze over 700 library elections between 2014 and 2018 across 50 variables taken from the IMLS Public Library Survey and the American Community Survey from the US Census Bureau to determine what, if any, factors are determinants of success.
The EveryLibrary Institute was featured in library trade publications and the popular press throughout 2020 for our research projects and thought-leadership focusing on the future of libraries and our support for library workers and librarians in crisis through the HALO Fund.