#signitfriday March 27th

Well there’s a ton of stuff going on this week. You can help Invest in NYC libraries, sign of for National Library Legislative Day, tell off the Governor of Missouri for kicking kids out of his office, and seriously House of Representatives? Ditching IMLS? S’rong with you? Ugh.

You’ve got a chance to make a difference right here though, so take 5 minutes and do it!

Local
NYC
www.investinlibraries.org

State
Connecticut
http://www.ctlibrarians.org/news/222847/CLC-needs-your-help-NOW.htm

Missouri
www.savemolibraries.org

New York
http://cqrcengage.com/alany/app/write-a-letter?7&engagementId=81910

Federal
National Library Legislative Day
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld

Act to save the LSTA
http://www.districtdispatch.org/2015/03/time-is-running-out-for-lsta-and-ial-act-now/

 

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#signitfriday March 20, 2015

#signitfriday

 

It’s #signitfriday again and HOO BOY, do we have some stuff for you to sign this week.

Local
Mayor de Blasio is looking for input on PlaNYC, have you filled out the survey yet? Tell him library service is a priority for you!
Survey Here

State
Missouri
The governor of the show me state doesn’t seem to want to see how important libraries are. Heck he kicked a bunch of kids and librarians out of his office rather than talk to them about his draconian cuts in library funding. (Seriously, who does that?)

Check out Save Missouri Libraries
Sign the Petition

New York
Libraries are education, so an increase in library aid should be at the same rate as any increase in state aid to schools. Write a letter to Cuomo and your representative to tell them to support library funding increases.
Write a letter

Federal
Ensure the Future of School Library Funding
Tell your Senators to co-sponsor the SKILLS Act
Call your Senator
Read more about this act here.

Do you have a petition you’d like to see included? Contact us here.

 

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Sign It Friday!

#signitfriday

It’s Friday, and let’s face it, you don’t really want to be filling out that report. Why not take 10 minutes and sign some petitions to support libraries?

Local
Mayor de Blasio is looking for input on PlaNYC, tell him library service is a priority for you!
Survey Here

State
New York
Things are looking up in NYS, but we need to keep pushing. Sign here!
Write a letter

Do you have a petition you’d like to see included? Contact us here.

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#signitfriday!

#signitfriday

It’s Friday, and let’s face it, you don’t really want to be filling out that report. Why not take 10 minutes and sign some petitions to support libraries?

State
New York
http://cqrcengage.com/alany/app/take-action?engagementId=76084

New Jersey
Increase Per Capita State Aid for NJ Libraries
http://cqrcengage.com/alanj/app/take-action?engagementId=77092

Federal
ESEA Reauthorization Support Needed
Call Senator Alexander and Senator Murray Today!
http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/make-a-call?3&engagementId=78453

Do you have a petition you’d like to see included? Contact us here.

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Giving Tuesday & ULU

If you are not familiar with Giving Tuesday it is a great way to lead up to the holiday of Thanksgiving and a strong response to the consumer excess of Black Friday. The idea is that on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving people give to their favorite charity. It has a nice sense of give back to kick off the holidays.

675We hope that you will consider Urban Librarians Unite for your Giving Tuesday donation. We are a 501c3 not for profit so all donations are completely tax deductible. Our org is tiny so your donation goes a long way. We are VERY grateful for every dollar donated to keep us afloat.

This year we have an exciting matching grant. Cabot Orton of the Vermont Country Store has generously offered us an $800 matching gift if we can meet that goal in the next two weeks.
If 32 ULU supporters give just $25 each we’d get to $800 in a jiffy!
If 20 people gave $50 each … we’d knock that $800 out of the park!
If 12 people gave $100 each … we’d do a super happy dance and jump for joy!

ULU is out there working for libraries all the time. We are planning our third Urban Librarians Conference, have a network of Mini Libraries out in the community, and are gearing up for this year’s budget conversation already.

Please make a donation today

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