In recent months we have seen protests against Drag Story Hour across the country and they are feeling scarier and more aggressive all the time. We are proud of our colleagues who have the courage to do Drag Story Hour and we want to help them get the support they need as they provide their … Continue reading Drag Story Hour Planning and Safety Support Guide
Are you a new or relatively new public librarian in New York State? Struggling to figure out how to track and report your professional development? This free webinar will provide an overview of the public librarian certification process, including professional development requirements and resources. Get answers to all your certification questions and keep your librarian … Continue reading Webinar! What You Need To Know About New York State Public Librarian Certification With Frank Rees
As of today, August 8th 2022 we will be using a new logo and brand identity that better represents Urban Librarians Unite as an organization and does not draw from the culture of an ethnic group that we do not belong to. Since 2011, we have been culturally appropriating the image of the Inuit knife … Continue reading We are changing our logo
It’s been a quiet few months at my branch, but not June, June wasn’t really quiet at all. During June, I experienced two separate incidents in which men approached me aggressively at work, leading me to feel unsafe. In the first incident, a patron who was frustrated attempted to get past another staff member to … Continue reading Library Trauma Cycle
We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Ashkinazi and Shakila Islam to Urban Librarians Unite this summer! They are joining us as interns from the CUNY Career Launch program. CUNY Career Launch allows for students who have not had substantial paid internship experience to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to … Continue reading Welcome Elizabeth and Shakila!