Over 55 Library Elections Tracked! EveryLibrary Posts 2022 Election Night Results for Libraries
We tracked over 55 library elections last night where Voters in sixteen states were asked to decide on the future of their libraries. Check out the details here
Overall, support for library funding renewals, building projects, and district measures were high. From Ohio and Michigan to Colorado, Texas, and California, voters endorsed funding measures during a very uncertain civic and social climate for libraries. However, two libraries were defunded following significant censorship and book ban campaigns and face significant cuts or closure. With reporting slowed down by mail-in counting in some jurisdictions, a full count will have to wait.
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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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.