#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.

Posted in Library Advocacy

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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ULU Needs To ReCharge Our Batteries: Fall Fundraiser

Batteries and sunshine

Urban Librarians Unite has been growing in leaps and bounds over the last year. We have more programs, more input, more advocacy, and more trainings than we have ever had before. It’s been electrifying.

Highlights of what we are doing

  • Four Mini Libraries out in communities in Queens and Brooklyn. We estimate that we have distributed about 8,000 books through these tiny little library outposts.
  • Urban Librarians Conference. We are currently planning our THIRD conference dedicated to the needs and interests of working librarians in urban areas
  • Consultations – We are working as part of a team of architects scholars and designers to reenvision NYC branch libraries as part of a design study organized by the Architectural League of New York

As we have grown so have our expenses. We now have an office, a storage space, and an accountant to pay. None of our staff collect a salary from ULU and all of your tax deductible donated dollars go directly to keeping the org running and our programs expanding.

We have set a big fundraising goal to power ourselves up. We need to hit $5,000 before September 29th.

Please give us your support here:

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Support ULU

Urban Librarians Unite continues to grow as one of the leading library support organizations in the country. Your donations go directly to our work supporting libraries and training library staff. Every dollar you give helps us reach more people and do more awesome stuff to support libraries and librarians in urban settings

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