Divisive Politics and Threats to Academic Libraries - Working Draft for Comment

The academic library sector is approaching a critical moment when the attacks on public and school libraries are reaching campuses nationwide and states are radically changing the structure of higher ed by eliminating DEI at colleges and universities. As we look ahead to critical policy debates like the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, it is essential that library professionals not only react to changes but also anticipate and shape them.

Final Report on Parent Perceptions Survey and New Whitepaper on Demographics of Book Bans Released

The EveryLibrary Institute released two new reports on the political, social, and educational climate for libraries and librarians around book bans and censorship. 

2023 Impact Report: A Year of Advocacy and Achievement at EveryLibrary Institute

The EveryLibrary Institute made significant impacts in library advocacy and public policy in 2023. Our focus was on safeguarding the right to read and the operational sustainability of libraries. 

ELI Joins Eight Library Organizations in Amicus Brief About CDL in Internet Archive Lawsuit

The EveryLibrary Institute (ELI) joined eight national library organizations in filing an amicus brief supporting Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) in the ongoing legal case involving the Internet Archive. This coalition of library advocates seeks to uphold the vital role of CDL in ensuring equitable access to knowledge and information.

ELI in the News 2023 - July to December

The EveryLibrary Institute continues to be recognized in the news for our innovative projects and policy leadership about - and for - libraries and librarians. 

Parents’ Perception of School Libraries and Librarians Survey Results Release

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 school librarians.

Volume 6, Issue 2 - The Political Librarian 2023

This issue of The Political Librarian addresses the recent spate of challenges and book bans that impede collection development processes and practices in today’s charged political environment. 

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.