EveryLibrary Posts Roundup of Library-Related Election Results
John Chrastka, EveryLibrary’s Founder/Executive Director, has done a superb job providing a thorough roundup and analysis of library-related election results from yesterday’s elections in the U.S. in this new “first look” blog post.
EveryLibrary began in 2012 helping, public, school, and college libraries win bonding, tax, and advisory referendums.”
Library elections are ‘evergreen’ campaigns. They can happen any time of the year, and do. From primaries and special elections to state and municipal off-cycle elections to general elections, libraries on the ballot. Yesterday, November 3rd, we saw at least 43 libraries in 12 states go before the voters to renew basic tax funding or ask to expand revenue for facilities, staffing, programs, collections, and other services. EveryLibrary provided direct support to six of these library communities with pro-bono training and coaching for the staff and boards, and free advising and consulting the local Vote YES committees. We are proud of the work we did with each campaign and can report that 3 have won their measures and 3 have lost.
The blog post continues with results from more than 40 library-related elections plus analysis and links to media reports.
Direct to “Election Day 2015 – First Look” (via EveryLibrary)
See Also: Public Libraries: EveryLibrary Releases 2014 Annual Report (January 27, 2015)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.