September 27, 2017

Call for Assistance — Interference Archive

Message from Jen Hoyer of the Interference Archive in NYC:

Hi all,

I thought some on this list might be interested in recent updates from Interference Archive — a project near and dear to my heart.

Located in Brooklyn, NY, since 2011 Interference Archive ( has collected and provided open stacks access to material produced by social movements around the globe — posters, stickers, buttons, zines, periodicals, newspapers, t-shirts, and more. Run 100% by volunteers, Interference puts on over 80 free public events each year, in addition to regular open hours, exhibitions, and educational visits for local schools.

In the summer of 2017, the archive was evicted from its original home after the sale of its building. We’ve found an amazing new space in an even better location and we’ve signed a long-term lease that will let us really settle into our new home, but rent has increased since our 2011 lease was signed, and the costs of moving and building out a new space are really high.

Please help! We’ve launched a fundraising campaign to support the expenses of our move and buildout, and we’d be so grateful if you have a few dollars to give:

There are other ways you can help as well! I know that all of you are connected with other networks of folks who care deeply about community archives and social movements. We’d love if you could share our news and our fundraising drive with them, or connect us ( with anyone you think may be able to lend us a hand. We have handy links to this on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Thank you so much!

Jen Hoyer

April 9, 2017

The Change We Seek Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries

This is a recording of the webinar we recently did with EveryLibrary:

“The Change We Seek Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries”

March 9, 2017

The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries (webinar)

The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries

Presenter: John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary

EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries, is advancing a policy agenda to work in local communities and with new coalitions to extend funding for libraries. In this webinar, you will learn more about EveryLibrary and the work they are doing to build voter support for public library ballot measures, to help school library communities lobby for new funding support at state and local levels, and to reach voters across the country with calls-to-action in support of their libraries and librarians. Find out about the EveryLibrary 2017 Agenda for political action and the 2017 Coalition Strategy to bring library issues and library resources for social change. Executive Director John Chrastka will discuss ways that you can be involved in this work, and how EveryLibrary is able to support your library activism projects as well. This is an “inside view” of this essential organization.

April 5, 12 noon CDT. One hour duration.

No prior registration is necessary. Just go here at the meeting time: