EveryLibrary Institute NFP

aka EveryLibrary Institute NFP   |   Berwyn, IL   |  https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org

Mission

The EveryLibrary Institute NFP operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, including primarily research, writing, publishing and related activities concerning public, academic, and school libraries in the United States for the purpose of public education, strengthening the civic life of communities, bridging social and societal gaps, and for the future of the profession of librarianship

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

John Chrastka

Main address

6433 Fairfield Ave

Berwyn, IL 60402 USA

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EIN

81-4351204

NTEE code info

Public Finance, Taxation, Monetary Policy (W22)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the United States and abroad, there is a tremendous use of public libraries in all kinds of communities and school libraries continue to be at the heart of learning in k-12 campuses. Survey after survey indicates that the public admires and appreciates the work librarians do. But that high use and affinity does not always translate to support for funding - either through taxes and donations alike. Our work at the EveryLibrary Institute is intended to bridge that gap and help move public policy, tax policy, and philanthropy into greater awareness of what libraries do and who librarians are in order to actualize proper levels of funding support for these community and campus anchors.

Our programs

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FundLibraries

FundLibraries is the only crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to library and literacy projects and campaigns. It connects great projects to people who care about libraries, literacy, learning, and thriving communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The EveryLibrary Institute is focused on the funding future for public, academic, and school librarians - and the profession of librarianship. We hope to use all the tools and techniques available to us through digital, online, virtual, and in-person engagement with the public to educate our communities about the role of librarians in civic and social life, business and economic development, and education and literacies. Our hope is to realize a policy environment at the local, state and federal level that funds library services and therefore strengthens the vitality of communities, bridges social and societal gaps, and adds to our shared prosperity.

The EveryLibrary Institute NFP has a focus on research, writing, publishing, marketing, and related activities that demonstrate to policymakers, funders, elected officials, and the public the impact and importance of properly funded public, academic, and school libraries in the United States and abroad. These programmatic areas are aligned to develop an understanding of the perception and expectations of libraries and librarians through research and then provide training to library leaders on realizing those aspirations.

The EveryLibrary Institute works with subject specialists from inside the library community to develop lines of inquiry that move the profession forward along with experts from outside our sector to refine and affirm our approach. Since 2018, the Institute has been conducting original research, publishing scholarship and policy-focused works, and training library leaders to focus on the funding future for our institutions. Our management team are seasoned professionals who understand the library space as well as the funding landscape for libraries.

The EveryLibrary Institute has published several new research projects including value-added analysis of the Public Library Statistics survey from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These value-added projects help library leaders understand their position in the sector contemporary to other libraries. We are publishing The Political Librarian (ISSN 2471-3155) which supports original scholarship on public policy and tax policy for libraries. We have also conducted several state-wide trainings for state libraries and organizations to help improve the political literacy skills of library leaders. Our HALO Fund initiative is a COVID-related Mutal Aid program for library workers and the FundLibraries.org site is a crowdfunding platform for libraries and literacy organizations across the globe. Our recent Library Advocacy and Funding Conference drew over 1,000 attendees to learn up-to-date skills in fundraising, advocacy, campaign work, and power-building.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EveryLibrary Institute NFP

Board of directors
as of 5/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Chrastka

EveryLibrary Institute NFP

Term: 2018 - 2020

Erica Findley

Patrick Sweeney

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.