Free Webinars on Demand

Check out these free webinars on demand to help libraries win campaigns, elections, and the politics of library funding.

Fighting for the First Amendment: Anti-book banning training series

America needs people like you to stand up and fight against the extremist groups who are banning books across the country

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Censorship in carceral settings

We will provide information about free resources and ways that you can get involved, help out, and help yourself and loved ones navigate censorship in the carceral system.  

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FREE WEBINAR: Advocacy in a polarized world

How can we effectively communicate with all decision-makers, and stakeholders about the important work happening at your library regardless of their political beliefs?

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Revolutionizing Library Management with Health in All Policies

Learn how Health in All Policies (HiAP) can be applied to libraries with practical strategies for incorporating health considerations into library policies and practices.

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Civic Skills in Civic Space: Libraries and Civic Education

Learn about new paths for active civic engagement in public libraries.

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Weathering the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Storm

Learn from experts in the field about the latest compliance requirements, best practices for avoiding common compliance pitfalls, and strategies for reducing your audit risk.

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Bond Basics 101

This webinar will be beneficial for those who are new to municipal bond issuances or those who wish to refresh their knowledge of the process.

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Parent Perception of Librarians Survey Discussion

This webinar is a must-see for current library students concerned with the profession's future and for faculty charged with the formation of the next generation of library professionals.

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E-rate Unlocked: Strategies for Library Directors and Business Offices

Dive into a comprehensive understanding of E-rate's technological and financial impacts, harness the strength of unified collaboration, and sharpen your strategic foresight.

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Girls Who Code Introduction for Libraries

Girls Who Code (GWC) and EveryLibrary have partnered up to give you the tools and resources you need to develop inclusive computer science programming at your library – no coding experience required and at no cost!

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FREE WEBINAR: Fundamentals of Library Advocacy

Sign up for this free webinar on demand where you can explore what it takes to build a movement for libraries in your local community.

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FREE WEBINAR: Weathering the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Storm

Free to attend! During this webinar about ECF, you will learn from experts in the field about the latest compliance requirements, best practices for avoiding common compliance pitfalls, and strategies for reducing your risk of audit.

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FREE WEBINAR: Legislative Day Training

This webinar is a great introduction to anyone who is interested in building relationships with legislators and cultivating the political power that libraries need in your state to ensure their future success.

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FREE WEBINAR: Help Them Fund Your School Library

In this free ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary webinar, learn easy to adapt techniques to frame the work you do and the program you run for budget success.

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FREE WEBINAR: Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened

This free ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary webinar is designed to give you insights on what you can do to get started quickly on a campaign to safeguard your own position or budget, or to get organized across a district when cuts are threatened.

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FREE WEBINAR: Power Map Your District for Advocacy Success

In this free ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary webinar, learn how to Power Map the school ecosystem and your broader community to influence the superintendent, principal, board, or funding partners.

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FREE WEBINAR: Using Social and Email to Maximize Your Visibility

FREE WEBINAR: Using Social and Email to Maximize Your Visibility. Your process for building support for your program’s funding starts with stakeholders being aware not only what you do but how they understand your impact on students and the school.

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FREE WEBINAR: Building a Fundable Strategic Plan

EveryLibrary’s executive director John Chrastka will share actionable insights from nearly 100 library funding campaigns about inclusive planning, and uncover what data drives successful strategic plans to build political and social support for funding libraries.

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FREE WEBINAR: Polling 101: Understanding Your Community Through Public Opinion Polling

FREE WEBINAR: Polling 101: Understanding your community through public opinion polling

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FREE WEBINAR: Reaching Across the Aisle for Library Funding and Other Initiatives

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?

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FREE WEBINAR: How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation

In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions.

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FREE WEBINAR: Staying Relevant: Managing Library Nonprofit 501c3 Organizations During the Coronavirus Crisis

This webinar will cover a wide range of topics for registered 501c3 non-profits as well as insights for informal Friends organizations.

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FREE WEBINAR: Part 2: Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators

Librarians bring communities together, and never has that been more important than in this time of physical distancing.

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FREE WEBINAR: Part 3: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers

School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools.

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FREE WEBINAR: Part 1: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders

Learn how school librarians working from home can still serve as instructional leaders and pedagogical consultants within their faculty.

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FREE WEBINAR: Media Literacy: Librarian Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Join PEN America and The EveryLibrary Institute for an exclusive two-part media literacy training for library educators now available on demand!

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FREE WEBINAR: Practical tips around privacy

This talk covers privacy aspects that libraries should be considering and provides practical guidance to integrate privacy into everything you do as a librarian.

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FREE WEBINAR: Library Finance in the Time of COVID

The financial impacts from COVID on municipal libraries are just beginning to be felt, and leaders are rightly concerned over how to respond to a delay and loss of revenues. Most libraries rely on some combination of four main revenue sources: pro...

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FREE WEBINAR: Assessing Virtual Programs With Nick Tanzi

Many libraries have turned to virtual programming as we practice social distancing. While it is vital that we engage patrons in virtual environments, how can we measure the impact and success of these programs?

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FREE WEBINAR: Building Safety with Bond Architects

With the hustle and bustle of libraries as community hubs, how can staff possibly create a safe space while also opening the doors to everyone? Is it possible to improve safety while still making your library welcoming and functional? In a word, y...

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FREE WEBINAR: Canvassing for a Cause

In Canvassing for a Cause, John Miyasato will discuss: Best practices, Different kinds of canvassing and what has worked for EveryLibrary.

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FREE WEBINAR: Building Brand Advocates

In this session, you'll get insights into the tools and frameworks that big brands like Patagonia, Nike, and Google use to attract brand advocates. You'll walk away with real practical suggestions for how to attract the right people, how to develop meaningful two-way relationships, and how to let research guide your mission.

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FREE WEBINAR: Using Video Storytelling to Get Political

Your ability to tell the stories of your library and its value is more important than ever.

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Grassroots community organizing and labor unions

During this session you'll learn how to build a campaign that is inclusive of organized labor, grassroots community groups, and BIPOC organizations to advance an agenda.

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FREE WEBINAR: Power Mapping: How to Target People Who Will Promote Social Change

Join the National Democratic Training Committee to learn why Power Mapping is so important and be able to utilize it to connect with supporters in your community.

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FREE WEBINAR: Running for Office

If you're a library worker and you're thinking about running for office, this session will help you get started!

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FREE WEBINAR: Empowering Digital Fundraising Through the Power of Reading

This session will focus how organizations like yours can take advantage of digital fundraising tools and techniques to promote a reading challenge that is focused on raising money and reaching the mobile fundraiser.

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FREE WEBINAR SERIES: National Entrepreneurship Week in Libraries

Informative and actionable webinars from expert presenters focused on creating or expanding library services, programs, collections, and resources to support emerging entrepreneurs and job seekers in your community.

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FREE WEBINAR: Designing the Post-Pandemic Library

What does the future of public library space look like? This discussion will help you prepare yourself and your staff for the changes ahead.

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FREE WEBINAR: Data: A Friend of the Library

Learn how to find and approach potential donors in your community. Search and selection techniques help you identify who might be able to give and narrow your list down so you aren't wasting time with ineffective asks.

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FREE WEBINAR: Freckle November 2021 Update - "Where Did You Get that Book...?"

This webinar conversation is the third in our Freckle Report series where we learn the answer to the question "Where did you get that book...?" In October 2021, the Freckle Report asked Americans whether they read, in what format, and from where d...

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FREE WEBINAR: Freckle 2021 - "Where Did You Get that Book... During the Pandemic?"

Register on this page to receive your link to "Where Did You Get That Book During the Pandemic", a conversation with Tim Coates, lead investigator for the Freckle Project, on the launch of their 2021 Freckle Report of American reading habits. This...

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FREE WEBINAR: Learn How To Leverage Google Ad Grants for Online Visibility

In this webinar with EveryLibrary and our co-hosts Koios, we discuss why your library or Friends Group should be leveraging Google Ad Grants to boost your online visibility. Learn about program eligibility, applying for, and managing campaigns.

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FREE WEBINAR: Taking Charge - Meeting the Credit Needs of Your Library 501c3 Organizations

If your organization has ever needed a credit card or line of credit to support your mission or expand your reach, our webinar with Charity Charge, "Taking Charge: Meeting the Credit Needs of Your Library 501c3," might have some helpful information for you.

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FREE WEBINAR: Going Fine Free: Making the Case and Overcoming Barriers Without Going in the Hole

If your library has considered “Going Fine Free,” register here for this free webinar and receive a list of free resources to help you get started, access to a free consultation with our presenter, and a chance to win 6 months of Storytime Direct from our sponsors LibraryCall!

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FREE WEBINAR: Smart Planning for the Post-COVID Library

This on-demand webinar "Smart Planning for the Post-COVID Library" talks through experiences of various libraries during COVID and how these experiences can inform and direct ways for libraries to move forward purposefully. Register for access.

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FREE WEBINAR: Libraries & Telehealth: Tackling the Healthcare Gap!

Register for the webinar on demand "Libraries & Telehealth: Tackling the Healthcare Gap!" to learn more about meeting your community's healthcare needs through starting or expanding your telehealth services.

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FREE WEBINAR: Politics Isn't a Dirty Word: Be an Effective Advocate in a Time of Uncertainty

How can you best leverage your voice to ensure your library has the resources it needs for the future?

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FREE WEBINAR: What is voter & enhanced political data and how is it used?

Voter data has been used in campaigning for more than 100 years, but in the last decade, it has exploded as a critical tool for campaigns and advocacy efforts. Learn the basics of what's available as well as some of the ways it's possible to access and utilize these powerful datasets.

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FREE WEBINAR: How to organize your community digitally to enact change with NationBuilder

Your communication program should use a tool that enables you to build support for library funding and engage the community in a way that builds political power and influence to help you increase engagement and support from your community. This is what NationBuilder can help you with and more.

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