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A Librarian’s Manifesto to SXSW Interactive

Hello from the quiet profession. Hello to all you beautiful dreamers, you benders of time and space, you visionaries of the bright technological future. We love your leaps forward, we love the things you have made possible and we love

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Difficult Decisions & Necessary Testimony

Urban Librarians Unite supports the decision to sell limited library properties to address the Capital Budget shortfall. We see this as a difficult decision and a last ditch remedy to a problem that has been decades in the making. This

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Get your Katniss on with ULU

(Of course, we will all totally be this classy!) Yeah that is right: archery tag. It is perfectly safe, perfectly fun, and a perfectly great way to liven up your October. It is pretty much like the name says: dodgeball

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What? Why on earth would we be ok with that?!

Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article detailing how many NYC schools are in violation of state regulations requiring a school librarians in each secondary school. It was quickly covered by other outlets as well. Wall Street Journal

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ULU Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire – Christine Quinn

Candidate Name Christine Quinn In your opinion, what is the role of the library in the City? The only thing I ever wanted to do was be involved in politics and government—I attribute this almost exclusively to the library at

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