Please Support The EveryLibrary Institute and Your Gift Will Go Twice As Far

Several longtime, dedicated supporters together with new friends of ELI have generously offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000. We are humbled and excited to have this support, and we hope you will want to join them in supporting ELI.

Help Library Workers with a Facebook Fundraiser

New Webinars on Demand from LAFCON

With LAFCON 2020 behind us and our next conference so far away, EveryLibrary Institute is keeping the momentum by releasing selections from the conference. Whether you want some quick tips on community engagement, to dig in on affecting policy making, or to learn how to step up your booklist game, we have our first batch out now for you to peruse.

Get inspired with advanced advocacy and outreach ideas!

Get inspired with fresh advocacy and outreach ideas! More presentations from this year’s Library Advocacy and Funding Conference are up now on Webinars on Demand to help you reach out and involve your community. Start building today for better funding and support tomorrow. A variety of topics lets you learn how to make the biggest impact with limited resources

Earn your HALO

EveryLibrary Institute is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that celebrates the spirit of the holiday season by asking donors to give back to library workers in need.

Library Advocacy Webinars on Demand!

With LAFCON 2020 behind us and our next conference so far away, EveryLibrary Institute is keeping the momentum by releasing selections from the conference. Whether you want some quick tips on community engagement, to dig in on affecting policy making, or to learn how to step up your booklist game, we have our first batch out now for you to peruse. 

Sci-Fi Audiobooks to Support Libraries!

If you’re looking for something new to listen to during the pandemic, we’d love to introduce you to the Warhammer audiobook series from Black Library.

Volume 4, Issue 2 of The Political Librarian

We are thrilled to resume regular publication of The Political Librarian with Volume 4, Issue 2. Our deepest gratitude to our authors and readers for your unwavering patience over the past several months. We had intended to resume publication in early spring of 2020. The disruption of Covid-19 changed our plans, as it has for everyone.

Library Advocacy and Funding Conference Draws 1,000+ Leaders

Earlier this week, library leaders from around the world gathered online to learn and collaborate on effective advocacy and funding techniques beyond standard storytelling methods participating in EveryLibrary Institute’s Library Advocacy and Funding Virtual Conference, on September 14th-September 16th. All presenters were hand-selected from some of the largest campaigns, advocacy groups, fundraising organizations, and large corporations to deliver new ideas, strategies and tactics for rebuilding support for library funding.

Top 10 Fundraising Strategies for Friends of the Library Groups and Foundations

If you look past the seemingly endless shelves of books, you’ll find that libraries are significant centers of learning, professional development, and community. At your local library, you can find jobs, explore different perspectives, research new ideas, be inspired by stories, and so much more.  There’s something for everyone at the library, and all of the library's services are available for free thanks to support from Friends of the Library groups and foundations. Here are fundraising ideas to help any Friends of the Library group raise vital funds while creating community awareness and appreciation for the local library.