Building the Local Library Coalition – Cancelled

Date(s) - 06/11/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm




Too often, library leaders are isolated from other parts of the community and may not know how to start or join a coalition. EveryLibrary works with public libraries across the country on funding and budgets through local elections and negotiations. Coalitions are at the heart of each of our library funding success stories. This session will help you identify the organizations, agencies, and stakeholder groups you need to become aligned with, and learn how to frame the conversation with “important” individuals about the library in a new, high-impact way. This 2-hour interactive webinar will include quizzes, chat-based Q&A, and “train the trainer” content focused on helping you empower your staff, boards, and stakeholders to be a part of the process. Learn how to break through barriers and create the issue- and population-based coalitions you need to stabilize or extend your funding.

Please Note: The recording will only be available to registered attendees.
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**Priority seating will be given to TBLC member libraries. If the event is full or your library is not a member, please add your name to our list and we will contact you as soon as a space becomes available.**

Biography ~ John Chrastka
John Chrastka is founder and executive director of EveryLibrary, the first Super PAC for libraries. Since 2012, EveryLibrary has provided pro-bono support to 77 library communities with ballot measures and tax referendum, helping win over $261 million in stable tax funding. He is a former Board president of the Berwyn (IL) Public Library and RAILS, the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System. Prior to EveryLibrary, he was a partner in AssociaDirect, an association consultancy, and was Director for Membership Development at ALA. He was recognized by Library Journal in 2014 as a Mover & Shaker.


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