Wyoming Libraries Launch New Statewide Advocacy Program

Mar 31, 2022

Wyoming Library Association mountains logoThe Wyoming Library Association, EveryLibrary, and the EveryLibrary Institute have launched a new advocacy partnership program to benefit libraries across Wyoming. The partnership is focused on building new and more positive visibility for libraries in communities, schools, and campuses in every corner of Wyoming. It will include the development of a public-facing digital advocacy and outreach campaign, training and support for library leaders on communications and partnerships, and new systems of support for association policy and funding priorities.

“Wyoming libraries are uniquely positioned to help people from all walks of life succeed,” said Conrrado Saldivar, President of the Wyoming Library Association “Our goal with this partnership program is to improve the future political power and standing of all Wyoming libraries in the eyes of the public, our donors, and elected officials.”

From pandemic response to the fight for intellectual freedom, Wyoming libraries have supported resilient communities, schools, and campuses. This partnership program will leverage the excellent reputation of Wyoming libraries to advance a collective policy and funding agenda in local, state, and even federal settings. EveryLibrary will identify, cultivate, and empower supporters, using its proven direct action and digital engagement skills. The hope is to build new infrastructure to positively influence the funding ecosystem for years to come.

The Wyoming Library Association represents 171 members from across the state in every county. EveryLibrary brings its unique experience and expertise in advocacy and political action to support WLA’s statewide and local goals.

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