August 18, 2020
The survival of your library depends on advocacy
Libraries do a great job of promoting their collection and events. But if libraries are to survive and thrive, we must do a better job of advocating for ourselves and securing funding. We must stop being humble. We must talk more about the work we do in our libraries, as loudly as we can, to as many people as possible.
August 12, 2020
Build connections with your community for long-lasting advocacy
Libraries need to rally their community support more than ever, a daunting prospect in the best of times. With that call-to-action in mind, the people of EveryLibrary are bringing you The Library Advocacy and Funding Conference, an online conference bringing the world’s best political operatives, consultants, organizers, and fundraisers to libraries.
February 5, 2020
See you in Nashville!
So happy to be going to Nashville for PLA, my favorite conference. There’s something super-special about being around public librarians! Trip highlights for me will be visiting the Nashville Public Library and hopefully dashing over to Parnassus Books (note to self: snag The Dutch House for a plane ride read).
January 13, 2020
Come see us at ALAMW 2020!
Traveling to Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter this year? Be sure to pencil in a visit to the EBSCO booth #1509 and get some insider info on what’s new with NoveList.
August 13, 2019
Dispatches from the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival
Earlier this month, I attended the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival in DC. Though that makes it sound incorrectly clinical or too matter-of-fact—I didn’t just attend this gathering of writers, poets, readers, creators, but rather the speakers took up space in my mind. Their words ricocheted between my ears. I felt seen, I felt understood, I felt inspired, I felt challenged.
July 15, 2019
Dispatches from StokerCon 2019
StokerCon is the annual conference held by the Horror Writers Association, culminating in the Bram Stoker Awards. With just over 400 participants, it’s a smaller event, but the daily schedule (which ran from 8 a.m. to midnight) was filled with an impressive number of sessions, panels, and activities.