Wednesday Webinars at Any Price in April

The EveryLibrary Institute is proud to offer our premium advocacy webinars (typically $25) to library workers for any donation amount of just $1 or more.

The EveryLibrary Institute is proud to offer our premium advocacy webinars (typically $25) to library workers for any donation amount of just $1 or more.

Your contributions help us ensure that we can continue to pay our presenters for their hard work during this time.

We currently have 5 premium advocacy focused webinars scheduled for April with more scheduled in the coming months.

If you're worried about the impact of this crisis on the future of your library's funding, or if you’re concerned that libraries have lost nearly 20% of voter support for local funding in the last ten years, or if you're a school librarian and concerned about the closure of school libraries across the country, or if your library organization is worried about ensuring continued support for library funding during a recession, this webinar series will help you build the tools, skills, and strategies you need to keep your doors open and continue serving the public.

Webinars in this series include:

Introduction to Advanced Advocacy for School and Public Libraries
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 02:00-3:00 PM EDT
In this webinar we'll broadly present the strategies that school and public libraries can use in your community in order to build the real political power and influence and engage community leaders and library supporters. The strategies that we introduce are designed to be scalable for libraries of all sizes and implemented by Library Support Organizations such as Friends and Foundations and library staff in all positions in both school and public libraries. In later webinars we'll dive more deeply into the foundational concepts that we're introducing here.

Build Support For Your Library Before You Need It: Understanding Surfacing
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 02:00-3:00 PM EDT
Did you know that the most critical time for building community support for your school, public, or academic libraries are the years before and between campaigns or threats of closures? During this time you can build community support, educate the public about the importance and role of your library, and establish the messaging narrative that you want during your campaign. In a national campaign for a cause or a candidate, this phase of a campaign is called "surfacing" and it’s the most effective time to persuade your community to support your library. In this webinar we’ll show you many of the tips and tricks from some of the largest causes and candidate campaigns that you can adapt for your library.

Understanding Big Data and Audience Segmentation
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 02:00-3:00 PM EDT
Did you know that presidential campaigns often have over 1,000 separate and distinct audiences that they used to drive their message of support? Most libraries rely on just five: Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors, and Parents. But library supporters are much more nuanced than that and while we don't suggest you build 1,000 audiences, you probably have the resources within your library (for free) to build and use a few more.

If you're interested in building community support, increasing library donations, improving attendance at programs, increasing circulation and database use, as well as drastically improving library support through the use of big data just like large national campaigns at almost no cost, then this webinar will show you how.

Digital Advocacy and Marketing Tactics for Any Library
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 02:00-3:00 PM EDT
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that better websites, big data, strong email, and effective social media tactics are changing the ways that large and small organizations communicate with their communities. However, in many libraries each of these tactics exist independently and without a more holistic strategy and most notably, without harnessing the power that comes from using digital tools. Many of these tools are free or inexpensive and can be used by libraries of all shapes and sizes to increase reach, awareness, power, and influence and engage the community to increase support.

If you want your libraries social media strategy to increase funding support for you library, or if your website costs more than it raises, or if you want your emails and Facebook posts to engage more people, then this webinar is for you. If you're concerned about the cost of these strategies, remember that we designed these webinars to introduce tools, tactics, and strategies that can be used by any library. In fact, you're probably using some of them already but in this webinar we'll show you the secrets to supercharging your digital strategy.

Creating Messages That Build Support For Any Library
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 02:00-3:00 PM EDT
Messaging is the last webinar in this introductory series because effective messaging is more than the stories and messages that we put out into our communities. Developing an effective message relies on understanding and managing the environment that we use them.

We are also often taught in library school and in many advocacy training sessions that if we just tell good stories about the library then the public will support it. The problem is that someone who simply heard a story or even a few stories about the library is still unlikely to take action. That’s because the simple storytelling model of advocacy messaging relies on the belief that our leaders who hear how important and impactful something is will simply take the necessary steps to support it. However, if the previous few years are an indication, this simply is not the case. In this session, we’ll explore the significant amount of work that’s necessary beyond storytelling to engage leaders with effective messaging that drives action and support in your community.

If you'd like to purchase access to all 5 webinars in this series with one donation of $5 or more, please click here.

More About This Webinar Series

If these days and times don't work for you, that's ok. All webinars will be archived and you will be given a unique access link that will allow you to be able to access and watch them at a time that is convenient for you at a later date. However, these webinars will only be available for purchase throughout the month of April.

If you need to pay by invoice or P.O., please send an email to [email protected]

You will also receive a continuing education certificate at the end of each webinar.