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Candlelight Vigil for Sunday Library Service

New York City's Mayor Adams' budget cuts impair the library services, particularly impacting working families, children, seniors and those in need. The discontinuation of Sunday library services disproportionately affects these groups who depend on these resources. Residents are encouraged to gather on December 17th to challenge these cuts and advocate for the restoration of essential library services.

Mellon Foundation Boosts Urban Librarians Unite with $1M Grant for Urban Library Worker Empowerment

Urban Librarians Unite (ULU) has received a one-million-dollar grant from The Mellon Foundation, the largest in ULU's history. The grant, spread over four years, will enable ULU to expand its professional development, mentorship, and resource creation initiatives for urban library workers and continue its focus on worker health, policy model creation, library advocacy, and refugee support.

ULU Releases 2023 City Council Candidate Questionnaire Results

Organizers at Urban Librarians Unite have published the responses for City Council candidates running for office in New York City in 2023. Our eleven question survey focuses on the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read, library worker conditions,  and city funding for public library services and capital needs. We hope these responses will help you … Continue reading ULU Releases 2023 City Council Candidate Questionnaire Results