May 5, 2021, Lehi, UT. SirsiDynix and EveryLibrary partnered together to produce a new advocacy tool, which was presented at the Customers Of SirsiDynix Users Group Inc. (COSUGI) 2021 conference. The video demonstrates the unparalleled value of libraries to their communities with reputable data, facts, and figures. Libraries can use this video in preparing for or as part of a budget advocacy meeting with local representatives.
The 3-minute animated video premiered in a webinar with John Chrastka, founder of EveryLibrary, on May 5 and is now available to download. Along with the video, the webinar included a variety of ready-to-use digital resources to demonstrate the economic impact of libraries everywhere.
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns have affected individuals and families as well as small businesses and entrepreneurs. This tool helps policymakers, elected officials, and economic development agencies understand libraries' unique and powerful role in supporting economic opportunity and a return to prosperity. SirsiDynix and EveryLibrary created this video to help close this knowledge gap and demonstrate the crucial role of libraries in our communities.
"We understand libraries have struggled through the pandemic, and budgetary concerns are always on the forefront of progress," said Chief Marketing Officer Eric Keith. "Creating a tool to help libraries in that capacity is just one of the ways SirsiDynix supports customers beyond developing software. Now every elected official can see the direct economic and social benefits of their library."
SirsiDynix believes in the power of libraries. Transforming and shaping their communities every day, that power inspires us to connect people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries worldwide. SirsiDynix technology combines relevant resources with the Best Library User Experience (BLUE). With our Best-of-Breed approach, SirsiDynix gives libraries the greatest and most expansive range of options for their software. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries to reach their highest potential while serving their communities. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com.