Urban Librarians Unite has had an incredible year. We have gone from our traditional role of library advocacy and moved into year round programming and professional development. There is even a chapter on the west coast, ULU Bay Area.
We were able to respond very directly to Hurricane Sandy and provide disaster relief to communities and libraries hit by the storm. ULU had an incredibly successful Urban Librarians’ Conference where speakers and attendees from all across the country converged together in Brooklyn to explore issues for libraries in the city.
Urban Librarians Unite has started to train and dispatch its Volunteer Library Brigades to put teams of street librarians out into the public. Of course Urban Librarians Unite continues to fight for libraries in New York City having been integral to over $300 Million in budget restorations over the last four years.
As Urban Librarians Unite’s ideas have grown so have our responsibilities and expenses. With rent, office space, transportation costs, and legal fees our tiny little org now has overhead. We have been very fortunate to get some grants this year but we still rely heavily on the generous support of individuals and institutions. We are a 501c3 so all donations to Urban Librarians Unite are tax deductible.
We are still an entirely voluntary organization with no paid staff. Every dollar you donate goes to helping us do the work that we do to help libraries. Please click below and find a level of contribution that is a fit for you. We appreciate every bit of help you can give to us to help us to continue to directly impact our communities while promoting urban libraries and librarianship.