CILIP and EveryLibrary Institute announce partnership

Initiative aims to help libraries build political support and improve funding.

CILIP, the UK’s library and information association has joined forces with the US-based non-profit, the EveryLibrary Institute.

The new partnership aims to help build on each organisation’s networks and skills to build a GDPR compliant digital advocacy platform that will:

  • Develop digital infrastructure and services to help public libraries and local support groups build grassroots networks of advocates and supporters
  • Train public library leaders and staff in the skills needed to run effective local supporter and influencer campaigns
  • Develop and test effective UK-specific messaging to enhance engagement with - and support for - public libraries from the general public.

The project has been supported with a grant from the Arts Council England.

Source: Library Technology Guides (Marshall Breeding).