ELI Joins Collaborative Amici Brief About Access to Public Laws by the Public

The EveryLibrary Institute is proud to join a collaborative amici brief filed by Library Futures alongside the Authors Alliance and Public Knowledge in "American Society for Testing and Materials, et al. v. Public.Resource.Org", a case currently pending in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. 

New Policy Report on Anti-Access Database Legislation

The legislative playbook attacking state library database contracts was developed and tested in the 2021-22 legislative session in unprecedented ways. Anti-access and anti-library organizations advanced several bills targeting these school databases by criminalizing the content - and the librarians who curate it. 

Library Advocacy and Funding Conference (LAFCON) 2022 Reframes Political Action and Organizing for Libraries

Over 500 Library leaders from around the world gathered online to learn and collaborate on effective advocacy and activism at LAFCON 2022. 

New Report from the Libraries.Today May 2022 Convening

The EveryLibrary Institute is releasing the new report "Level-Setting the Conversation" about the May 2022 Libraries.Today National Forum on Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for School Libraries.   

You Can Now Access the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference!

We are thrilled to open LAFCON 2022, the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference from EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute. 

REPORT: Voters overwhelmingly oppose book banning in the United States.

We are excited to announce the release of our latest report on Voter Perceptions of Book Banning. This report was commissioned as a public opinion poll of American voters to understand political support and opposition to book banning and to understand the impact of book banning on public support for libraries and librarians. 

Attacks on libraries are serious. That's why this conference is so important.

If you're as concerned about the political and partisan attacks on libraries and the freedom of expression as I am, then this conference is for you.

Reverse Engineering DEA and BEAD Stakeholder Engagement for State Libraries

Stakeholder engagement is central to how each state will write its BEAD and DEA plans. We believe that state libraries are uniquely positioned to convene libraries across their states and ensure that funding flows.

ELI Joins Amicus Brief in Favor of CDL in Hachette et. al V Internet Archive

The EveryLibrary Library Institute has signed onto a Friend of the Court brief in support of the framework around Controlled Digitial Lending that the Internet Archive used to set up the National Emergency Library during the depths of the COVID shutdowns in 2020. Hachette, Harper Collins, Wiley, and Penguin Random House sued the Internet Archive for damages. If the ability of libraries to lend is defeated in this case it will have a significant impact on library services across the United States. 

EveryLibrary Institute Releases "Cannabis Tax Policy and Libraries" Whitepaper

In its continuing series of whitepapers, the EveryLibrary Institute has created the “Cannabis Tax Policy and Libraries” whitepaper (July 2022) to help inform library leaders and public policy stakeholders about the role that revenue from recreational cannabis should have in supporting public libraries as community anchor institutions.