Get Involved

Add your voice to conversation if you agree that access to all published works—regardless of format—must equitably balance the rights and privileges of readers, authors, and publishers.

Media Outreach

Write an Op-ed

Op-eds in local media outlets are a great way to influence people's views. Check out these tips, sample op-ed, and examples from the #eBookForAll campaign.

Submit An Op-Ed to Your Local Paper (Word doc)

Publishers’ e-book restrictions and pricing hurt library users in Seattle, King County and beyond | Lisa G. Rosenblum and Marcellus Turner | The Seattle Times |10/1/2019 |

Column: A threat to public library access: e-books no more? | Patrick Losinski | Columbus Dispatch | 10/1/2019

My Turn: E-book embargo unfair to New Hampshire readers | Christine Friesse | Concord Monitor |10/1/2019

Publishers limit libraries' ability to provide eBooks | Jennifer Slone | Chillicothe Gazette | 9/28/2019

Limiting library e-books a blow to literacy | Ramiro Salazar | San Antonio Express-News | 9/27/2019

Public libraries across the country face a different type of censorship | Kent Oliver | Tennessean |  9/20/2019

Publishers are blocking your access to e-books at local libraries | Vailey Oehlke | The Oregonian | 10/2/2019

 

Spread the Word

Social Media

Social media channels provide a place where libraries, library users, and others can share the work they are doing and the issues they care about – and reinforce relationships with decision makers and the communities they represent. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are perfectly designed for communicating creatively with our elected officials.

The following examples can be edited and posted to either your personal page, or if you represent a library, then on your library pages and sites.

Sample Social Media Posts (Word doc)

Twitter:

.@MacmillanUSA is trying to limit your access to eBooks via your [@PublicLibrary]. Join @ALAlibrary & libraries across the country in opposing their new policy, scheduled to begin Nov 1. Sign the #eBooksForAll petition now: eBooksForAll.org

Facebook:

Macmillan Publishers is trying to limit your access to eBooks via your [insert your public FB link library here]. Join libraries across the country to oppose their new policy scheduled to begin November 1. Sign the #eBooksForAll petition now, and tell Macmillan that access to eBooks should not be delayed or denied: eBooksForAll.org

Linked In:

Please stand with me to oppose @MacmillanUsa limiting your access to eBooks via your public library. Join @ALAlibrary & libraries across the country in opposing their new policy, scheduled to begin Nov 1st. Sign the #eBooksForAll petition: eBooksForAll.org

Video

Post this video on your website and social media channels.

For best results on Facebook, upload the video natively to the platform.

Download the .MP4 version

Download the .MOV high resolution version via Dropbox

Embed on your website via YouTube

 

Digital Graphics

Libraries Transform Because Statements

Because when libraries have access, readers win.
Instagram Share  | Twitter Share

Because libraries expand access for all.
Instagram Share | Twitter Share

Because libraries help new books find their readers.
Instagram Share | Twitter Share

Because libraries let you fit a world of literature in your pocket.
Instagram Share | Twitter Share

Because supporting libraries supports readers.
Instagram Share | Twitter Share

 

#eBooksForAll Madlibs

eBooksForAll Madlib Instagram Share

 Demonstrate the impact of the Macmillan eBook embargo in your community. Fill in the blanks with data from your library and share.

Instagram Share

Facebook Share

Twitter Share

Fillable PDF

8.5" x 11" Static PDF

Digital Graphic in Red eReader

Quotes from ALA President Wanda Brown

Print Resources